My wife is a direct descendant of George teed. We have plaques and original copies of his patents, but unfortunately her family never kept nor maintain one of his banjos as part of her family's legacy. I am looking for a George teed banjo that I can give her as a gift that we can pass down to our children as a part of our family legacy. Does anybody know where I can find one?
Edited by - Bill Rogers on 10/17/2021 21:51:34
There is this unsigned banjo at Bernunzio.
Edited by - cevant on 10/17/2021 19:07:04
Thank you! I will check it out!
I might know someone with one that is marked and quite decorated. I'll see if he's interested in selling.
While the unsigned banjo @ Bernunzio's has some similarities to Teed but is not one of his banjos.
Teed banjos seem to come up for sale very rarely and when they do they are usually the same few that I have seen for sale before.
I have been very interested in George Teed banjos since I found one thirty years or so ago in an antique store and am always interested in finding more information about Teed and his banjos. I would be curious to see images of the "plaques" that you have - are these plaques that were attached to the banjos as makers labels?
No, the plaques I have are of his patents and we're not apart of any maker or manufacture. They were never affixed to any instrument. They are too big. We are looking to find an actual Teed banjo to make as a heirloom and show the kids a bit of family history. We have a few patented inventors on both sides of the family tree that we are trying to obtain examples of their work.
I would certainly appreciate it if you do. Any leads would be awesome. Thank you
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