Mayse Five-String Fretless Banjo

Description (Brief)
This banjo was made by John Mayse in Surry County, North Carolina around 1900-1910. The banjo has a commercial 8 bracket hoop, and the wooden neck and rim are painted red.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Mayse, John
overall: 34 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in x 2 in; 88.265 cm x 26.67 cm x 5.08 cm
neck: 2 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 34 1/4 in; 6.0325 cm x 6.35 cm x 86.995 cm
hoop: 2 in x 10 5/8 in; 5.08 cm x 26.9875 cm
place made
United States: North Carolina, Surry county
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kyle Creed
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