Posted 8 years ago
I bought this banjo at an auction. I have no idea as to its origin. Can anyone help me? ....... I can't make out the brand on the top of the headstock. It has tuners for 6 strings but a bridge that will only accommodate 4. It has a resonator back and a drum head like piece on the lower body. It measures 36 inches from bottom bout of the resonator to the top of the headstock and weighs in at 3 pounds 5 ounces. It has a sculpture of what could be a soldier on the top. The previous owner said it was made in Asia, and thought that it was really old, like 1890. I can neither confirm nor deny this story. If anybody has any more information, I am all ears.