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Dec 7, 2022 - 9:54:50 AM
4 posts since 12/6/2022

Hello,

When I was around 14 years old (i am now 37) my grandfather gave me his banjo.

However there are no stickers or numbers anywhere that would indicate the manufacturers who built the banjo, nor are there any serial numbers anywhere inside or outside of the banjo.

The only possible identifiable symbol, or decal is a gold rose located on the back side of the resonator.

No amount of research i have done lead anywhere near to figuring out who made the banjo or when it was made for that matter.

that is until yesterday when while googling "gold rose decal on a banjo" which lead me to this site. as well as a member who has an almost identical banjo. Which seems that the banjo is a Korean Kay made banjo.

However that is the only info i could find, and as the banjo means a great deal to me, i would really like to know as much about the banjo as possible.

I have taken a good many pictures of the banjo and attached them to this post. If anyone has or knows any information about korean kay or the banjo itself, such as when it was made or anything at all please share anything with me that may help me get more knowledge about my late grand fathers banjo.

Thank you all so very much,
-Caleb


Edited by - K-Lub6b on 12/07/2022 11:53:45

Dec 7, 2022 - 10:34:34 AM

464 posts since 10/8/2018

It does look to be a Kay type of banjo probably from the 70’s. The photos you took are not attached to this post the only way for us to see them is to go to your home page. An extra step many won’t bother to take. Click on the edit icon and add the photos three at a time until you have all that you wanted to share. It is a little confusing but if you play around with it you should be able to figure it out.

Dec 7, 2022 - 11:24:43 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26689 posts since 6/25/2005

.I agree—70s Asian Kay-style copy. Beginner banjo.

Dec 7, 2022 - 11:39:46 AM

K-Lub6b

USA

4 posts since 12/6/2022

Thank you so much, i noticed the photos didnt seem to appear correctly but im new to this and couldnt figure out how to fix it. 
I'm going to fix that right now, again I thank you for the help on how to fix the photos. 
 
quote:
Originally posted by TriMD180

It does look to be a Kay type of banjo probably from the 70’s. The photos you took are not attached to this post the only way for us to see them is to go to your home page. An extra step many won’t bother to take. Click on the edit icon and add the photos three at a time until you have all that you wanted to share. It is a little confusing but if you play around with it you should be able to figure it out.


Dec 7, 2022 - 11:56:26 AM

K-Lub6b

USA

4 posts since 12/6/2022

Ok, I believe I have fixed the photos not showing up on the post. However if i didnt pull it off correctly and they are not showing up correctly, please let me know and I'll attemp to fix it again.
Thanks,
-Caleb
quote:
Originally posted by TriMD180

It does look to be a Kay type of banjo probably from the 70’s. The photos you took are not attached to this post the only way for us to see them is to go to your home page. An extra step many won’t bother to take. Click on the edit icon and add the photos three at a time until you have all that you wanted to share. It is a little confusing but if you play around with it you should be able to figure it out.


Dec 7, 2022 - 12:02:34 PM

K-Lub6b

USA

4 posts since 12/6/2022

Awesome, i was thinking Korean Kay from the little i could find online, but had no idea of the dacade it was likely made. 70s would make the most sense though, as my grandfather got it in the late 80s to early 90s and gave it to me late 90s. i dont know where he bought it but if i had to make an educated guess, it was likely from someone at the yearly bluegrass festival he would attend every single year. We used to have so much fun going to those festivals. 

quote:Originally posted by Bill Rogers.I agree—70s Asian Kay-style copy. Beginner banjo.

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