This banjo was made by John Huron in Bristol, Tennessee, in 1996. It is a Five-String Fretless “Mountain Banjo,” serial #MB-042, with 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
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Huron, John
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of William D. Crisp
- Physical Description
- cherry (overall material)
- rosewood (overall material)
- animal skin (overall material)
- 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 Name
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