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    Posted 5 years ago

    antiquerose
    (1435 items)

    Hi CW Gang:

    My friend found this and they sent me pictures of it. They said they see no marks so I just have these pictures right now. I will get measurement and get some of my own pics and look around on it to see IF I can see any marks. I will keep you posted. So this is a Mystery as I know NOTHING about Banjos at all !!!

    Stay TUNED.....LOL.

    Thanks for LOOKING // LOVING !!!!

    ~ Rose ~

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    Comments

    1. iggy iggy, 5 years ago
      Nice. I would love to know how to play a banjo.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      I've built 2 banjos and also know nothing about them. This is a 4 string & the 5 string seems to have taken off in N. Amer. early on. "The devil plays a 5 string". I searched St. Maarten looking for a 5 string player to play my last one & all I found were 4 string players (Europeans). Tuning & playing is entirely diff. between the 2 . I will be curious if you find any identifying marks.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      PS: You would be a lot more likely to find 4 string banjos in Canada, eh.
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the ~ LOVES ~

      RonM
      officialfuel
      motorheadmn
      bobby725
      blunderbuss2 --> Thank BB2, I know nothing at all!! About the only thing I knew was it was a 4 string too. Other than that ~ ZERO KNOWLEDGE ~
      mikelv85
      racer4four
      iggy --> You learn how to and post us a Vid on Youtube, would love to see !!! Thanks for the comment also !!
      vetraio50
      Caperkid
      brunswick --> Thanks Thomas for the lovely comment !!
      SEAN68
      NevadaBlades
      aura

      .... Yes I will get over to my friends place in the next few day and take my camera. I will take a good look over it for any marks, size, and some close-up.

      What is that Butterfly thing in the front called ? Anyone know?
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      That is a hand/wrist guard to protect the pot-head from dirt & wear from the player's arm. Fancier than most.
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      So the butterfly thing is just an Guard of sorts? Is there any special name to it
    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Found this diagram of *parts* of a Banjo. So might the butterfly thing be a ARMREST ?

      http://www.ezfolk.com/bgbanjo/intro/parts/parts.jpg
    8. Gruff Gruff, 5 years ago
      Cool
      I had to learn all about these.
      This is a banjo and if it was a Little smaller it would be a banjo mandolin then the smaller is the mandolin
      See I know something.
      Love it.i was down in North Caroline last week and was thinking of the song they play in deliverance.
      Great song but creepy........
    9. OlofZ OlofZ, 5 years ago
      Nice! I think the maker is "Starsun"
    10. OlofZ OlofZ, 5 years ago
      Or rather Starsun is the model. Bestler used to make this model. Could be a copy if you don't find any name.
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bestler-Starsun-Banjo-Banjo-Uke-/201375902932?nma=true&si=SFblcEou0ji%252BpMqoo2QloX2P348%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      I just posted some more pics on this.

      THANKS ~ OlofZ ~ they sure do look similar. At least you have provide me with a name of STARSUN / BESTLER for some info. Here are some more pics:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/189284-unknown--banjo-part-ii?in=activity

    12. Chinatripper, 4 years ago
      I recently purchased a very similar Banjo in Guangzhou, China. In fact the butterfly hand rest is almost identical. The name Romance (R) is located both on the head and base of the neck.
      The body also has cut away design on it's back, although mine has a different pattern..
      I am trying to determine if the fret placement is accurate, as it produces an odd combination of scales.

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