Just picked this one up. Someone that had read my banjo books thought I would like it, and he was correct.
It is missing it’s back—there are holes around the pot indicating that it had a back originally.
No clue if it is American, or British, or what.
Also no idea if it is factory made, or a one-off.
Age? Late 19th century, or earlier?
Anyone have any ideas?
Edited by - IMBanjoJim on 08/15/2022 19:26:15
Interesting banjo, and I like it. I hope you can do a video of it being played.
I don't see the holes you mentioned, just some flathead screws.
Originally posted by IMBanjoJim
I have an English banjo with the screws around the circumference, but the brass plates radiating out from the pot are reminiscent of early H.C. Dobson’s, made by Buckbee in NYC.
I also have one of those 1867 Dobson style English banjos made by a maker named Etherington. And it looks a lot like the new one you have but the brass plates are shorter than your new one.
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