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Sep 27, 2022 - 6:46:32 PM
1 posts since 9/11/2021

I'm refurbing a Weyman & Sons Banjolin which appears to be from around 1920. There's a replacement goat or calf skin head on it that's very high quality, but I can't quite make out the maker. Any ideas?

Edited by - PhillyBrian on 09/27/2022 18:46:59

Sep 27, 2022 - 7:00:14 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

11630 posts since 6/29/2003

Most of the early heads were Jos Rogers ones.

Sep 28, 2022 - 11:47:31 AM

10144 posts since 8/28/2013

No matter who made the original, they probably have been out of business for years.

I have read good things about the heads sold now by John Balch. He is a member here.

Oct 1, 2022 - 6:06:55 AM

DSmoke

USA

1261 posts since 11/30/2015

Most of the Weymann banjos I've had, and it's a lot, with old skin heads were Rogers heads. The 1930 catalog lists Rogers heads for sale. There is normally a stamp on the inside, Jos B Rodgers Jr.

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