American Five-String Fretless Piccolo Banjo
This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1880-1882. It is a five-string piccolo banjo with a rosewood veneered hoop, sixteen brackets, rosewood veneered fingerboard, and friction pegs. There is a medallion on the bottom of the fingerboard.
John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This instrument was sold as a “Stage Banjo” (#6974).
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of J. Howard Foote
- Physical Description
- wood (overall material)
- metal (overall material)
- overall: 28 in x 8 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 71.12 cm x 21.59 cm x 6.35 cm
- Object Name