Minstrel banjo

A contemporary 1830s pattern "Sweeny" gourd style 5 string tack head minstrel banjo. Joe Sweeny an American musical hall artist is thought to be the first to perform with a banjo in England in mid 1830s. This modern version is in excellent condition and fully strung. String length 64cm, Overall length 98cm, vellum head 30cm (12inch). £265

Ref: P265B

 

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