I bought this banjo used in the late 80's and was wondering if anyone on this site has any detailed info on the maker, models he built and the approximate value. Thanks to anyone who can help!! :-)
You should post your pictures directly into the forum. You will get more and better responses.
Are you sure the builder is Baker?
The reason that I ask is that The work looks an awful lot like Harry’s Lanes work. Harry was a builder who did custom one off banjos back in the 1980’s.
I’m sorry, but I can’t be any more help than that,
Other than it looks to be a nice banjo.
Post your pictures to the forum and let other weigh in.
Maybe Ralph Baker of Holyoke, Ma.- passed away some years ago.
Looks like Rives and Jim nailed it.
Ralph Baker of Mass.
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