Hi, more of my quest for more banjorines, I was wondering if there was a tubaphone banjorine. I have never seen one, but I bet there may be a couple.
Wow! Thanks, now the quest begins! Anyone know of one for sale??
I saw one once for sale- on 48th street in NYC- unfortunately that would have been around 1978 or so. Also for sale at the same time was a Whyte Laydie #7 that was about 1/2 size. The WL was $400.00 back then.
I have never seen either size banjo Tubaphone or WL for sale anywhere since and have often wondered who bought them.
Hi, I did get a so banjorine, and a bacon! I also got a little wonder banjoguitar, and a Vega cylinder back mandolin, when it rains it pours, so I decided that l might as well try to find one
Alvin, I remember the W 48 Street music shops well. Was that Tubaphone at We Buy Guitars? I was at that shop last in 1976.
Coulda sworn I saw one on Ebay the other day, but I just did a search that came up empty. They show up there, but are in demand I think.
Mike. Yes! It was at We Buy Guitars. I really really wanted that Whyte Laydie. The Old Man, can’t remember his name, but we all called him that said I could have it for 400. I did scrape the cash up. Sold something and when I came back a few days later, it amd the tiny Tunaphone were *PooF* gone... somebody, who knows most likely bought both. The Tubaphone was a #9. Same inlays as the WL. 48th St was the best. Still have some instruments I bought along there back in the day.
Please post pictures of that banjoine when you have it in hand.
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