Smithsonian Institution Collections
Huron Mountain Banjo
- Smithsonian Museum
- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
- This five-string fretless banjo was made by John Huron in Bristol, Tennessee in 1996. It is a “Mountain Banjo” and bears the serial number MB-042. It has a cherry wood body, rosewood tuners and tailpiece, and a groundhog hide head.
- John Huron is a builder and player of a variety of historical instruments. He has combined music, history, and folklore in classes and demonstrations throughout the United States to preserve the heritage of Appalachian instruments and music.
- Currently not on view
- Huron, John
- Date Made
- Credit Line
- Gift of William D. Crisp
- overall: 37 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in x 2 in; 95.25 cm x 24.765 cm x 5.08 cm
- Object Type