- This banjo was made by an unknown maker in Bristol, Tennessee during the 19th century. It is a Five-String Fretless Banjo. The banjo has a commercial neck cut down and joined to a 4 bracket hoop of welded wrought iron, perhaps salvaged from an iron wagon wheel rim. Although now unplayable, the combination of a small diameter head and heavy rim would have produced a loud and clear tone.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Peck Daniel
- Physical Description
- wood (overall material)
- metal (overall material)
- animal skin (overall material)
- overall: 28 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in x 2 in; 72.39 cm x 16.51 cm x 5.08 cm
- Object Name
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