Paramount copy, well done.
most likely German, or UK construction
Decent work, all justa little different though
Some are shown "waiting on Strings" but complete otherwise
Odd design, very hard to get a head on
Difficult head changing on the z top tension models
Another oval shaped composite rim Weymann
They are problemsome to reassemble when ovoid.
nothing can be done to help them
All these without strings are now
and this actually has fair tone.
But it is egg shaped, maybe it should sit by the Washburn triangle-jo's :)
Bright as all Ludwigs on plastic, they
sound good on skin (There, I had to say it)
other pics did not work.
Next to Tyler's Vox
This banjo is a conglomeration of pieces
A "Stromberg" on the surface.
Only the neck, the resonator and the tension hoop is actually Stromberg.
Stones are correct in peghead, set in "buckets"
Fingerboard was replaced somewhere down the line.
This hardware, the rhinestones in "buckets", all correct
Presto is not correct for this model, tension hoop is upside down, and these awful eagle shoes!
nice for a Civil war frailer, but a Stromberg,..even a fake one.....yuck!
Pyralin is OK, some de-lam on the side
Stones all still in place
dowel is correct, and that is all
This rim is HUGE, 7/8", archtop tonering in the Gibson style
Acorn nuts holding the shoes on.
Tension hoop is on upside down, so that it could have a surface that would line up with the shoe sets, but this wasn't done well, and many are off center
Rim contacts the resonator bottom completely shutting off all chance of tone transfer.
Poor banjo, think about selling it.
The Stromberg pieces are worth around 400 to me, as a hint.
Decent player, good banjo
Good player, nice and Vegaphone-like
Good banjo, good for the collection
Good solid banjo
Good restoration work, a keeper
Good all around Vox, near original,
mute, and a few non orig pieces, but a keeper