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Jan 27, 2023 - 9:49:41 AM
479 posts since 10/8/2018

This seems to be an 1893 Luscomb patent banjo, but has no Thompson & Odell or Luscomb makers mark on it… only “1893 Special” and the patent date on the Dowel. The peg head shape doesn’t look like any of the normal shapes for this type of banjo. Hooks nuts and pegs all appear to modern replacements. Anyone ever heard of a 1893 special??

Jan 27, 2023 - 9:56:24 PM

126 posts since 2/4/2010

It's a rather obscure Luscomb model, I've seen a few over the years. The Gibson style nuts are replacements as are the tuners and tailpiece.

Jan 28, 2023 - 3:42:22 AM

479 posts since 10/8/2018

Thanks Jim, the only thing I knew for sure was that the rim itself was Luscomb and  that the hardware and pegs were not. I wasn’t sure about the neck because of the peg head shape and thought that maybe it didn’t belong as well. Maybe the shoes were original.

Edited by - TriMD180 on 01/28/2023 03:45:14

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