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5 string floral marquetry, fretted, eagle bracket banjo

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Comment by Rob Morrison on January 21, 2016 at 10:04pm

This is a banjo I've been working on for the past month or so.  Dave Kirchner made the frets.

Comment by Paul Draper on January 21, 2016 at 10:09pm
Very cool.
Comment by Rob Morrison on February 11, 2016 at 2:41pm

I just found about more about the banjo I just restored.  There is an almost identical one on the Bernunzio site with identical marquetry and an identical neck and headstock.  The Bernunzio instrument however has a Teed tension mechanism and a resonator.  Both are unmarked.  My guess is they were both made in the same factory (probably Buckbee) and that mine was made out of left over or spare parts. It's a mutt, but what a beautiful mutt.

Comment by Ian Bell on February 11, 2016 at 9:59pm

What a beaut!

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