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
Most of the early heads were Jos Rogers ones.
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.
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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