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Aug 4, 2021 - 8:35:50 PM

allenj

USA

2 posts since 8/4/2021

I just got this 5 string 38 bracket open back banjo. The head is sort of Buckbee style, but with a point. The neck is maple, kind of chunky, figured, with no skunk stripe. The head veneer and fingerboard are rosewood. No markings on the dowel I can see. the body is maple half clad in copper, half in tin or nickle silver. It has a simple copper tone ring and simple tuners


Aug 5, 2021 - 4:39:22 AM

1780 posts since 1/13/2012

Looks like a recent (post 1970ish) homemade neck on an older cheap rim, perhaps by Rettberg & Lange.

Aug 5, 2021 - 8:07:29 AM

allenj

USA

2 posts since 8/4/2021

thank you, Andy, that may account for the chunky neck and the newer tailpiece.

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