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Jan 8, 2023 - 2:26:24 PM
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Jan 8, 2023 - 5:40:22 PM

3146 posts since 12/31/2005

Isn't this a rare war time model, and not prewar? Would I get kicked out of Banjothon if I showed up with it?

Jan 8, 2023 - 5:47:26 PM
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551 posts since 11/10/2022

They classify pre war up to 1947 or so because of how they serialized them. Plus some parts from prewar years made it into wartime and post war time.

It is weird to call them all prewar though.

Pay me 70k, and Ill get you in!

Jan 9, 2023 - 5:14:12 AM
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2721 posts since 10/17/2013

Notice that Jim didn't say "factory original five-string prewar flathead." He just said "prewar flathead."

 There's a world of difference between the two categories.

Jim is very conscientious. I know he is as honest as they come. I have never once read of anyone getting burned by him. 

 He would never have anyone think they were getting an original five string Mastertone for the price of a really good TB conversion. 

Jan 9, 2023 - 5:23:57 AM
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3105 posts since 1/16/2013

Hey Brian, These are called "prewar" just like the old Martin guitars. I agree, it seems it should be different terminology like "wartime" seeing how we (USA) got involved in 1941... of course the war was going on quite a while before that. Anyway… It will be on display at Banjothon. 
Originally posted by Brian Murphy

Isn't this a rare war time model, and not prewar? Would I get kicked out of Banjothon if I showed up with it?

Edited by - Ceres Banjo Works on 01/09/2023 05:31:44

Jan 15, 2023 - 8:46:17 AM
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408 posts since 7/25/2005

Hey… that’s my old banjer… heavy shiney face ring and no sticker. Great sounding pot with a beautiful quilted 18 resonater with perfect finish.

Jan 15, 2023 - 9:08:54 AM

4351 posts since 9/12/2016

I have no doubt it is as claimed but being a carpenter I wonder about the use of phillip's head screws--seems like the converter would have went slotted on the tuners and reso brackets-this is not an accusation just nitpikin the converter--unless they were factory issue --then it is my bad
but then a again on my old pot (what'left of it} I got tired of the brackets coming loose and thru bolted them

Edited by - Tractor1 on 01/15/2023 09:11:49

Feb 16, 2023 - 12:14:01 PM

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Mar 21, 2023 - 7:49:51 AM

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