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Sep 26, 2023 - 12:04:16 AM
5 posts since 11/28/2021

Hey! I found this banjo listed on a second hand site, which is pretty rare here in Sweden. I think it looks pretty neat. Does anyone recognize the model or who made it? (See photos attached) The seller don’t know but the ad says it’s from the 60’s. I have not bought the banjo yet, so these are the only pictures I have access to.. Thanks!


Edited by - AllanPickins on 09/26/2023 04:17:03

Sep 26, 2023 - 2:55:51 AM

Bill H


2231 posts since 11/7/2010

You need to remove the resonator and show photos of the inside of the pot.

Sep 26, 2023 - 3:53:38 AM

3421 posts since 4/7/2010

Instrument photo tip: Take the instrument out of the case before taking pictures. Cases create shadows that hide important details.

Bob Smakula

Sep 26, 2023 - 4:11:12 AM



5 posts since 11/28/2021

I have not bought the banjo yet, these are the pictures from the ad.. thanks anyways!:)

Edited by - AllanPickins on 09/26/2023 04:15:58

Sep 26, 2023 - 6:10:46 AM
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5293 posts since 5/29/2011

From the pictures I will venture an educated guess that it was made in East Germany. The zero fret and the stamped sheet metal parts are often found on those banjos. As far as vintage is concerned, 1960's, maybe early 1970's.

Sep 26, 2023 - 10:06:11 AM
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5 posts since 11/28/2021

Thanks for your input!! Culloden

Sep 26, 2023 - 12:26:23 PM
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New Zealand

11880 posts since 6/29/2003

I concur with Mark. It certainly has a Germanic feel to it although I have not seen any that look like that.

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