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Feb 3, 2023 - 6:29:42 AM
2 posts since 2/1/2023

Looking for help identifying my vintage banjo. Age, manufacturer, approximate worth etc.

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 02/03/2023 08:30:31

Feb 3, 2023 - 6:47:51 AM

183 posts since 7/26/2020

Feb 3, 2023 - 7:13:25 AM
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15640 posts since 12/2/2005

Welcome to the Hangout, Joe.

Two things. First, your query should have been posted in the "Collector's Corner" forum, where topics such as this are discussed. Do NOT post another query; I've reported this to the Mods, and they'll probably move the thread to that forum before noon today.

Second, there are definitely people here who can give you some insight. You'll have better luck if you post additional photos - closeups of the pot, front and back, the peghead, any identifying marks or brands anywhere on the instrument.

Once you've uploaded those, you can bring them into your post by adding them as attachments.

Feb 3, 2023 - 7:42:38 AM

25 posts since 2/17/2014

Looks like a 38 hook Buckbee. It's similar to mine (see photos) with the exception of the headstock shape which Buckbee made both shapes.


Edited by - 54 Deluxe on 02/03/2023 07:43:19

Feb 3, 2023 - 8:55:05 AM

2489 posts since 1/4/2009

looks like you have a banjo built by the J.h. Buckbee company ,

Yours is probably late 1890s or early 1900s. more pictures out of the case showing different angles may possibly help narrow down the time frame. 

they are great old banjos. not incredibly valuable, but fun to play.

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