Mayse Five-String Fretless Banjo


This banjo was made by John Mayse in Surry County, North Carolina around 1900-1910. It is a Five-String Fretless Banjo, with a commercial 8 bracket hoop, and the wooden neck and rim are painted red.

Date Made: 1900-1910

Maker: Mayse, John

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: North Carolina, Surry county

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Credit Line: Gift of Kyle Creed

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.66.154Catalog Number: 66.154Accession Number: 263342

Object Name: banjo

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 34 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in x 2 in; 88.265 cm x 26.67 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_605681

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