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Five-String Fretless Banjo

Five-String Fretless Banjo

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Description (Brief)
This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1878-1882. It has 9 brackets with eagles and 1 bracket with a shield (replacement), and a metal covered wood hoop. The brackets are similar to those on commercially-made banjos available through musical instruments distributors such as J. Howard Foote. This instrument was rebuilt by Kyle Creed of Galax, Virginia around 1965.
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United States: Virginia, Galax
overall: 34 1/2 in x 11 in x 2 1/2 in; 87.63 cm x 27.94 cm x 6.35 cm
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Kyle Creed
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National Museum of American History
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