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Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
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Experience:  30+ years of experience as an antique musical instrument appraiser. Member of Association of Online Appraisers.
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Banjo 5 strings maybee late 70s'early 80s. Cherry case and

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Morris Banjo 5 strings maybee late 70s`early 80s . Cherry case and arm. 2 x ivory edge band on case. with case protector (Gold fur inside). Other details:
Morris - Japanese - Peg head is traditional Gibson style, "Morris" inlaid at slight angle between second and third tuners, bell shaped truss rod cover with "Standard" etched in it, head inlays are a gold colored, possibly from lacquer aging. Quite good planetary tuners with pearloid buttons, geared fifth. Nickel plate. Nice but simple mother of diamond shape pearl inlays at 3,5,7,10,12,16, . Bound rosewood fingerboard with small fret wire, clamshell tail piece with Morris inscribed. 2 foot pressed arm rest and flat head tone ring. Gibson style one piece flange, probably zinc, also Gibson style flange brackets, 4 resonator screws. 14" resonator on the banjo examined is probably non original (Korean).
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you need photos?
Expert:  Tim in Appraisals replied 1 year ago.

Good day my name is Tim

I am a Certified IRS Qualified Fine and Decorative Art Appraiser. It will be a pleasure to put my expertise, libraries, resources, and experience in the field to work for you.

It would help if I can see photos of the banjo.

Here are instructions on how to send photos to this site. Go to:

Or you can email them to***@******.*** attention Tim in antiques.

or to use another site such as: or

If you use another site please copy and paste the url with your response.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sent email of photos to***@******.*** attention Tim in antiques. Cheers
Expert:  Tim in Appraisals replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. The photos will be forwarded to me by the support staff, this can take up to a day so please be patient.