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Mayse Five-String Fretless Banjo

  • Mayse Five-String Fretless Banjo
  • Mayse Five-String Fretless Banjo
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Maker
Mayse, John
Date Made
1900-1910
Credit Line
Gift of Kyle Creed
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
Object Type
banjo