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Jan 22, 2023 - 5:01:02 PM
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127 posts since 1/7/2021


Here's one from the local classifieds. The weird resonator, holes in the pot, and inlaid .. whatever they are has me confused.

Curious if anyone has any info, as I haven't seen anything quite like it.

Jan 22, 2023 - 5:19:51 PM

2480 posts since 1/4/2009

Never seen anything like it. The general neck design would point to late 1800s / early 1900s. I'd suggest figuring out how to remove the resonator , it has to be removable somehow and see if more info can be found inside.

Jan 22, 2023 - 5:25:25 PM

76 posts since 1/18/2022

My bet, homemade Frankenstein banjo.
Someone enjoyed drilling.
Fancy bicycles used to sometimes have DRILLIUM parts, very fancy.

Jan 22, 2023 - 5:29:15 PM

76 posts since 1/18/2022

There was a tenor banjo that had a similar perforated steel hoop that was on the outside of a wooden pot, theoretically to effect tone? I don't recall the model...

Jan 22, 2023 - 5:50:16 PM
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6018 posts since 10/12/2009

Already been ridiculed, earlier today........

Jan 23, 2023 - 11:45:31 AM


New Zealand

11712 posts since 6/29/2003

Possibly English made judging by the scalloped tension band? Did any American makers make them with scalloped bands?

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