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Apr 23, 2024 - 5:26:42 AM
8 posts since 7/17/2014

I've been watching some older footage of 16 Horsepower performances recently, and I'm curious to know what banjo David Eugene Edwards is playing. It looks like an SS Stewart, but I' haven't been able to positively ID it using the Stewart catalogues. Does anyone recognize it? It also appears to have some kind of magnetic pickup system installed.






Apr 23, 2024 - 5:54:40 AM
like this

8262 posts since 9/21/2007

No, this looks like it is an R.S. Williams which were not made by S. S. Stewart, but were made in imitation in Canada.

Or, it could be any unnamed post turn of the century knockoff of which there were many built with no telling who made them (but that does not stop people from guessing).

Apr 23, 2024 - 6:58:46 AM

madaboz

USA

8 posts since 7/17/2014

Joel Hooks, thank you! I did some digging and turned up this thread:

banjohangout.org/archive/303009

If the information there is correct, this looks like an R.S. Williams Echo 700.

Apr 23, 2024 - 3:23:17 PM

staceyz

Canada

188 posts since 5/30/2010

I have a R.S. Williams 5 string banjo circa 1910, and it is stamped "Made in America" which is also what I've read, these were made in the US..

Apr 23, 2024 - 4:55:52 PM

8262 posts since 9/21/2007

quote:
Originally posted by staceyz

I have a R.S. Williams 5 string banjo circa 1910, and it is stamped "Made in America" which is also what I've read, these were made in the US..


Last time I checked, Canada was in America. Want is interesting is that the country of origin would be usually be "Made in USA".

Apr 24, 2024 - 9:59:27 AM

Jbo1

USA

1338 posts since 5/19/2007

Joel Hooks Oh, you mean "America, Jr."?

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