Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

225
Banjo Lovers Online


May 17, 2024 - 2:10:03 PM
7 posts since 11/4/2023

Hi everyone. This banjo is for sale locally and the owner doesn’t know anything about it. I was wondering if anyone could help identify it? Thanks




May 17, 2024 - 2:38:56 PM
likes this

62129 posts since 12/14/2005

Not particularly valuable.
MIGHT have been made in 1976, when the USA was celebrating our bicentennial, and American flags & eagles were stuck on EVERYTHING.

I ran a music store, back then, and aluminum bodied, Asian made banjos SIMILAR to that sold for under $100.

But, with proper setup, it's a decent beginner banjo.
Without proper setup, they're hard to play, and never sound quite right, and a beginner might become discouraged and never try another banjo.

MUSICIAN'S FRIEND website shows a similar banjo, used, for $124.99

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/folk-traditional-instruments/used-in-store-used-used-global-closed-back-banjo-natural-banjo/119964847?rNtt=used%20%20banjo&index=3

 

If you want it, buy it, and post a topic here titled "Need set-up help near_________"

and put in the name of your town and state.

Edited by - mike gregory on 05/17/2024 14:40:59

May 17, 2024 - 2:50:44 PM

NickZag

USA

7 posts since 11/4/2023

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

Not particularly valuable.
MIGHT have been made in 1976, when the USA was celebrating our bicentennial, and American flags & eagles were stuck on EVERYTHING.

I ran a music store, back then, and aluminum bodied, Asian made banjos SIMILAR to that sold for under $100.

But, with proper setup, it's a decent beginner banjo.
Without proper setup, they're hard to play, and never sound quite right, and a beginner might become discouraged and never try another banjo.

MUSICIAN'S FRIEND website shows a similar banjo, used, for $124.99

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/folk-traditional-instruments/used-in-store-used-used-global-closed-back-banjo-natural-banjo/119964847?rNtt=used%20%20banjo&index=3

 

If you want it, buy it, and post a topic here titled "Need set-up help near_________"

and put in the name of your town and state.


Very helpful. Thanks!

May 17, 2024 - 3:59:24 PM

BobbyE

USA

3509 posts since 11/29/2007

A little trivia info on these banjos are often referred to as bottle caps as the flange has that look of a bottle cap.

Bobby

May 17, 2024 - 4:00:14 PM
like this

62129 posts since 12/14/2005

Us OLD PERSONS like to feel that we are still of SOME use to the Community.

And remember:
Playing banjo for your OWN enjoyment is a LOT easier than it looks.

The pros do it the HARD way, specifically to dazzle the audience.
But when you're sitting around with friends and family, they do NOT care if you can't play like Earl Scruggs, Roy Clark, Steve Martin.

All they care is
"Do you know THREE CHORDS??"

Because, if you know three chords, you know seven thousand songs, from the Middle Ages to last week.

Remember what Woody Guthrie ( ARLO's dad) once said:

"If you're playing more than three chords, you're just showing off!"

May 17, 2024 - 4:23:24 PM
likes this

804 posts since 5/29/2015

The eagle decal on the resonator increases the value by about ten dollars.

May 17, 2024 - 8:59:26 PM
likes this
Players Union Member

Helix

USA

17527 posts since 8/30/2006

My wife owns the pre-centennial version with the patent dodger planetary tuners. No side dots
The block plastic inlays and headstock shape, resonator mounting and the low void/low slag tempered aluminum solution to post war Japan’s industrial society/economy
She bought hers new with madiera case for the imported GUILD banjo @ 179.00

Yours looks like a jobber model

Mike Gregory is right I believe the decals appeared magically

May 19, 2024 - 6:14:51 AM

62129 posts since 12/14/2005

BEFORE....

 

...... AFTER!

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Privacy Consent
Copyright 2024 Banjo Hangout. All Rights Reserved.





Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.125