Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

December 2015 Blog Posts (1)

Circa 1860s restored banjo

Just got this restored banjo on ebay. Wyatt Fawley, in Pennsylania, restored it. We both believe it to be from the 1860s, based on the hand made hooks and nuts, and the way they are attached to the wooden pot. Wyatt had to steam the wooden pot back into round, and one of the hooks/nuts is a replacement. Original black paint is still on rimstick. Pot is hand sawed maple and neck is tight grwined walnut.

I haven't gotten this in the mail yet, but was wondering what the consensus is as to the… Continue

Added by Jim Jacquet on December 1, 2015 at 10:33pm — 6 Comments

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