Vintage banjo identification
As Galimando said some close-up photos would help. Hmm, why would anyone go to the trouble to make a fake inexpensive instrument? Let's not talk about the 's and early '80's, OK? The hooks and lugs keep it in place. The name or letters will be stamped on the tailpiece, indicating the banjo was made during the golden age by Lyon and Healy. Take David Wigal's advice and relist. Unfortunatly there are no marking on this banjo, accept for a number i found after removing the resonater
Prewar Gibson banjo
There are a variety of different types and each type souds different from the others. That is absolutely a "Supertone" banjo circa 's- ish; sometimes they are in such good condition that people will question their authenticity because they don't look 90 years old. It's amazing to hold and play something so old. La Bella makes a set of nylon banjo strings which have low tension when used on a fret tenor banjo and you can play them with your fingers like you play your ukulele which is also the case with the Nylgut and the natural gut strings. Check out the banjo in my avatar. At first I thought that maybe the inlay was redone; then I remembered seeing that very inlay in one of the old Sears Roebuck catalogs, although I can't recall which member here on the Hang-Out had it. If you wish to tune the uke up to pitch in the key of C use the Aquila Nylgut classical bano strings and discard the short 5th string.
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I'm pretty sure that is a Style This ukulele has more of the sound of a large banjo than most ukulele banjos. It is heavy which is usually the case for better-sounding banjos of all sizes. Here is a recording of this uke playing "Whispering". If you know anything about these banjos: Looking for Banjos with Serial Number , I would be delighted to hear from you - click here: Information on Gibson Serial number.
Great quality in a small package--including the uke: the Recording King 6" banjo ukulele, loud but with a good tone. Ian Whitcomb seems to have recently switched frim his Martin uke to a rather impressive banjo ukulele which he plays with his band the Bungalo Boys at the Cicada Club. Those are good questions Jeff, and unfortunately I don't have an answer; but I do have another question- is it possible for so many of the "Supertone" labels to have come off the instruments with no traces of it having been there? The reason that I think may be an FON rather than a serial number, is the hyphenation; the number after the hyphen was, I believe, the number of the individual instrument 15 in the numbered batch of 40 instruments I agree with David, when properly set up, these make fine sounding and playing banjos. More than likely made by Lange, c. This uke sounds very good for its size and weight.