Does that sound about right? However, there were truss rod and neck issues. He is 37 and said he bought it at 16 years old from a pawn shop. Thanks very much for any help. If not correct, try again. The head has never been replaced and my dad died over 22 years ago. When traders brought African slaves to America, the slaves brought their own music—and —with them. I can't seem to find anything about it on the Internet.
Unsourced material may be challenged and. There are those around myself included who just enjoy making a banjo sound and play at its best. Rock the neck in that curved plastic or pot metal sleeve. The new geared peg fit into the same type hole as the original - with a tapered splined shank, but there was this little brass assembly pin that might have interfered with the insertion. Anything made later -- including all with an aluminum pot -- were made overseas and there is little information on them. Should be tuesday or wednesday.
Also, Kay produced a line of archtop acoustics called. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out the size of head needed to replace it. The electro-magnetic pick-up is built within the instrument and is attached to its sounding board. Pay for the highest quality hardware that you can afford when buying your first banjo, and it will pay for itself by sounding incredible, even to your as yet untutored ears, and by holding its resale value over the years. As of 2013, production and sales of these guitars have continued. I tried to losen the coordinating rod nut then thightn the meagascrew but could not adjust the neck action any help would be greatly appreciated. Unless some unforeseen terrible event prevents it from reaching me.
And, the friction fifth peg is a difficult little piece of hardware that we don't need to suffer any more. Needs some spit and polish. Hey this is My Tenth post. Africans and African-American slaves could obtain the necessary materials and construct. The most recognizable model is the Jumbo Jazz. Also, not sure if you can tell from the pictures but the eagle inside is a 3D metal insert.
They were among the first guitars to use a type pickup, predating by some few years. Note: Not yet found sources other than YouTube. Loosen the big nut on the neck side of the long threaded rod. Then, a cleaning with naphtha followed by a bit of mineral oil gave the fingerboard a nice look. Those from the '60s have particle board pots -- yes, made of sawdust and glue. I'm too a long-time guitar player who is new to banjo playing and I have also been given an old Kay banjo. The biggest concerns when buying a banjo are: is it made well, and does it play? I dont know if this will help you any but my old banjo plays good it just does not have any sound to it.
The resonator has an outstretched eagle on the back. My Parents bought it for me on my 16th birthday and that was in 1973. However, the Kuhrmeyer-owned Stromberg-Voisinet brand had produced the Stromberg Electro even earlier, in 1928, making the short-lived model arguably the first commercial electric guitar. It consists of two major units -- an electro-magnetic pick-up and amplifying unit. Now, here's a little piece of engineering that literally saved this instrument from the scrap bin. If one of those is cracked or missing pieces, then the banjo's on the way to oblivion.
The Upbeat model came with an optional transparent black plastic cover. El Kabong got this one! These are some crusty rusty frets! While these old Kays are not known for their brilliant tone, there was no reason for it to continue with this original all-maple bridge. And, I filed the slots backward toward the tailpiece, too, so the strings wouldn't buzz at the bridge. When the angle and string height appear right, tighten the big nut. Once it had been loosened a bit, I was able to pry the friction peg out safely. Banjos are pretty straightforward as far as price goes - you get what you pay for! I thought maybe that the banjo would fetch more money than 200 bucks due to being antique but I guess not. I removed the screw so I could deal with the fingerboard and frets.
Blue Book of Acoustic Guitar Values. A Banjo is Not a Toy A banjo is a stringed instrument with a piece of animal skin or plastic stretched over a circular frame. Thank you in advance for your help bw. Figure out the dealer cost on those it's 50 percent of full list price and I'd say that's a fair price for the Kay. I dont want to mess him over on price. Just a few swipes was enough to reassure me that the frets were reasonably level. If one of those is cracked or missing pieces, then the banjo's on the way to oblivion.