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Jan 23, 2022 - 8:36:21 AM
4 posts since 1/23/2022

I'm trying to figure out the age or brand or any info on my great grandfathers banjo. Any one have a good way to find out? Or Maybe know the headstock or info about it?

Jan 23, 2022 - 8:39:19 AM

4 posts since 1/23/2022

quote:
Originally posted by Airdic369

I'm trying to figure out the age or brand or any info on my great grandfathers banjo. Any one have a good way to find out? Or Maybe know the headstock or info about it?



 

Jan 23, 2022 - 8:49:58 AM

beegee

USA

22919 posts since 7/6/2005

I'm thinking Lyon & Healy ca. 1890's But I've been wrong before. Better pictures(close-ups of headstock, neck heel) and inside of banjo, dowel stick and rim) would be helpful.

Edited by - beegee on 01/23/2022 08:52:59

Jan 23, 2022 - 8:57:35 AM

4 posts since 1/23/2022

I will take some pictures once I get back home. Thank you for responding and please keep an eye out for me response. I'd love to know how old and the history behind it. My great grandfather passed 12 years ago at the age of 98 and the stories iv heard was it was his fathers so I didn't know if that was possible or it being 1800s. Thank you again

Jan 25, 2022 - 9:58:44 AM

399 posts since 10/8/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Airdic369

I will take some pictures once I get back home. Thank you for responding and please keep an eye out for me response. I'd love to know how old and the history behind it. My great grandfather passed 12 years ago at the age of 98 and the stories iv heard was it was his fathers so I didn't know if that was possible or it being 1800s. Thank you again


More pictures would help but it appears to be from early 1900's. I live in St. Pete not far and would be happy to take a look.

Jan 26, 2022 - 6:20:35 AM

bill t

USA

284 posts since 12/14/2012

I can't help ID the banjo but the bridge looks to be in the wrong place.

Feb 5, 2022 - 7:08:08 PM

4 posts since 1/23/2022

That would be awesome. Do you work at a shop or anything close by?
 
quote:
Originally posted by TriMD180
quote:
Originally posted by Airdic369

I will take some pictures once I get back home. Thank you for responding and please keep an eye out for me response. I'd love to know how old and the history behind it. My great grandfather passed 12 years ago at the age of 98 and the stories iv heard was it was his fathers so I didn't know if that was possible or it being 1800s. Thank you again


More pictures would help but it appears to be from early 1900's. I live in St. Pete not far and would be happy to take a look.


Mar 21, 2022 - 8:05:46 AM

399 posts since 10/8/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Airdic369
That would be awesome. Do you work at a shop or anything close by?
 
quote:
Originally posted by TriMD180
quote:
Originally posted by Airdic369

I will take some pictures once I get back home. Thank you for responding and please keep an eye out for me response. I'd love to know how old and the history behind it. My great grandfather passed 12 years ago at the age of 98 and the stories iv heard was it was his fathers so I didn't know if that was possible or it being 1800s. Thank you again


More pictures would help but it appears to be from early 1900's. I live in St. Pete not far and would be happy to take a look.


 


Oops! I just saw that you had responded to my comment as i was going through old emails. I don't have a shop I just work at home on my own projects to keep myself busy after retiring. I would still be willing to look at your banjo if you are still interested. Perhaps send an email through the hangout.

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