Huron Mountain Banjo

Description (Brief)
This five-string fretless banjo was made by John Huron in Bristol, Tennessee in 1996. It is a “Mountain Banjo” and bears the serial number MB-042. It has a cherry wood body, rosewood tuners and tailpiece, and a groundhog hide head.
John Huron is a builder and player of a variety of historical instruments. He has combined music, history, and folklore in classes and demonstrations throughout the United States to preserve the heritage of Appalachian instruments and music.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Huron, John
overall: 37 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in x 2 in; 95.25 cm x 24.765 cm x 5.08 cm
overall: 37 1/4 in x 9 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 94.615 cm x 24.765 cm x 5.715 cm
place made
United States: Tennessee, Bristol
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession 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

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