Rare and collectable
B.E. Boyden
Bridgeport CT

"The Boyden" 5-string banjo
 Circa 1891

You  can do a Google search in "Images" for Boyden, and you will see just how few examples of this model exist.
I saw one other and if you have one, or parts for one I would like to speak with you.
This one has 2 mismatched hooksets that I would like to match.
Thanks VM

Fresh neck finish
Rim cleaned and waxed
Setup on Classical Silk/NylonStrings
Vintage Skin head
Casein friction pegs
Plays very well.

Classical Silk/Nylon Strings