I have a really nice Fitch banjo that I'm about to post on the Marketplace and want to make sure that I have the tone ring identified correctly. This is a pic of the markings but I cannot quite make out the writing. There is a crown or something like it to the right of the name.
Anyone recognize it?
Looks like J D Crowe to me.
Looks like a J.D. Crowe signed Blaylock Bear Tracks tone ring.
'Changing tempo' 3 hrs