Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

I have been thinking, since there are original banjos, violins, and tambourines, where are the original bones. does anyone know if there are bones from the minstrel era that exist today.

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Yale University has an amazing set of period presentation ebony bones with silver mounts which has an engraved minstrel banjoist. Best I’ve ever seen. Jim Bollman

Would love to see a pic of those

Thanks Joel!

That 'nail violin' is fascinating. Played with a bow.... how?

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