Five-String Fretless Banjo

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Description (Brief)
This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1848-1855. It is a five-string banjo with a walnut or mahogany hoop, twelve brackets, rosewood neck, friction pegs, and an early style machine peg for the 5th string.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1848-1855
place made
United States
Measurements
overall: 36 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in x 3 in; 92.71 cm x 31.75 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
MI.380526
catalog number
380526
accession number
153640
Credit Line
Gift of Frank E. Savale
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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