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Nov 2, 2021 - 4:22:52 PM
350 posts since 7/1/2006






Nov 2, 2021 - 4:36:52 PM

350 posts since 7/1/2006

Hi, Does anyone know what kind of resonator this is? It appears to be in very good condition. Thanks so much!

Nov 2, 2021 - 4:56:42 PM

2801 posts since 3/30/2008

This is a round , generic , out of focus resonator.  (Value is,  god knows what.)

Edited by - tdennis on 11/02/2021 16:58:39

Nov 3, 2021 - 6:06 AM

BobbyE

USA

3005 posts since 11/29/2007

Maybe it's the angle of the picture but I am not sure that the hole is centered. Also, do you have any more information about it you can share. Could be hand made as well. Sure never saw one with the bracing before. Maybe someone else will recognize it.

Bobby

Nov 3, 2021 - 6:57:07 AM

9176 posts since 8/28/2013

Although those wooden "braces" may help, their main purpose is as "spacers" to allow an air space between the rim and resonator.

I doubt if anyone will know what this resonator is from without seeing the rest of the banjo.

Nov 3, 2021 - 7:01:36 AM

75338 posts since 5/9/2007

The four "spacers" are for accepting the phillips head wood screws that hold the res to the bottlecap rim imo.Hole in center might fasten to a dowel stick.

Edited by - steve davis on 11/03/2021 07:06:12

Nov 3, 2021 - 7:21:14 AM

2130 posts since 2/4/2013

I've seen similar vintage resonators identified by banjo brand and with better rim supports (such as John Grey and Slingerland) sell for between £4-£18 on Ebay UK. It's worth whatever someone will pay. Perhaps $10 on a good day.

I agree that the hole doesn't look centred. The Slingerland rim had a similarly positioned hole.

Edited by - GrahamHawker on 11/03/2021 07:23:23

Nov 3, 2021 - 9:04:17 AM
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9176 posts since 8/28/2013

quote:
Originally posted by GrahamHawker

I've seen similar vintage resonators identified by banjo brand and with better rim supports (such as John Grey and Slingerland) sell for between £4-£18 on Ebay UK. It's worth whatever someone will pay. Perhaps $10 on a good day.

I agree that the hole doesn't look centred. The Slingerland rim had a similarly positioned hole.


Do you mean the Slingerland also had a hole that was off center?  devil

Seriously, a great number of banjo makers used a center-mounted resonator. Vega, Slingerland, Stromberg-Voisinet, and John Gray were just a few of them.  This one may not be any of those, but it's also not from a "bottlecap."

I think the hole here is probably correctly centered, but the ange of the photos makes it look off.

Nov 3, 2021 - 10:53:03 AM
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4089 posts since 5/29/2011

Harmony and Weymann also used resonators like this with a center hole and wooden spacers.

Nov 3, 2021 - 11:40:42 AM

2130 posts since 2/4/2013

quote:
Originally posted by G Edward Porgie

Do you mean the Slingerland also had a hole that was off center?  devil

I think the hole here is probably correctly centered, but the ange of the photos makes it look off.


I agree it's probably the photo but this Slingerland does look off centre with an almost straight angle.

Slingerland

Nov 3, 2021 - 2:08:49 PM

350 posts since 7/1/2006

Hi, thanks for the replies, we don't have any more information on it. It was picked up at a flea market type sale. I wondered where the rest of the banjo was you know. Thanks again!

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