I really can’t guess as to the exact make, but the peghead inlay is the same as on a late 1960’s Strom banjo that I had.
Richelieu bought them I think in the 70’s, but he branded his instruments. Don’t know if they sold inlays, kits or whatever.
I would call it a solid parts banjo. You do have Gibson tuners on it, so there is a start. As for the rest...
Thank you, the owner says it has a Richelieu head, maybe another clue
Could be a Richelieu, or a Parts banjo with a Richelieu neck, or just a straight off parts instrument with a Gibson style pot and tone ring.
Richelieu made some pretty solid instruments. So if you are looking for a decent tenor banjo, this may be it.
Since there is no identification of any kind on it, I would be hesitant to pay too much for it. If it’s a decent price, go for it.
The peghead decoration was in the Vitali Imports catalog I had in the mid 1970's. Likely Strom and the posted tenor banjo's maker had access to that pre-inlaid overlay.
Thanks, the owner is thinking $500, I’m hesitating since it’s too far away to check it out in person
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