BANJO FOR SALE
Chas.A.Stromberg and Son
19 fret tenor
Cuppo-phone tone ring
Straight neck-good action
Engraved MOP inlay
The only example I have owned, that had the makers label and
not a logo plate.
Excellent original condition, only the head/strings/bridge
Playable as is, but would benefit from frets/cleaning/geared
tuners, or total restoration if that is your thing.
My Grandfather Frank , my Great Uncle Victor,
2nd cousin Paul and Great Uncle Gus are all mentioned in
Boston Mass, 1920s
The young boy is my Dad, his first orchestra gig, and he is
playing a Slingerland open back, Grandad is to his left
That ishis Stromberg Deluxe leaning in front of the Bass
Stromberg was in collaboration the Fairbanks-Vega, and incorporaate
many Vega made parts in this era.
Same cases that were used by Vega in this period as well.
With the tube system giving a visual appeal they look good in
Something the maker never envisioned.
There are 3 designs of Stromberg peg heads, this is the
second, and most rare.
Excellent inlay work, not always the case on a Stromberg. They
used what they had in house many times.
They were a very small shop and serviced the Boston area mainly
but like all instruments, others end up with them from
They gained much fame later with Stromberg Guitars, that are
still a benchmark for big body Jazz guitars
Solid cast tailpiece, you will never see these with a problem.
My Grandfather was a good friend of Chas, and also a master
mold maker in a brass foundry.
They both worked at several major Banjo makers in Boston .
I cannot yer be sure, if this is 11",some are 10-15/16,
some are 10-7/8
No case handle