Luscomb 1893 Patent

  • Very Good Condition
  • Year: circa 1893
  • Includes Hard Shell Case


A nice example of Boston builder John F. Luscomb's work; this banjo features his 1893 patent tonering, which consists of a fully spun rim, wooden interior wall, large rolled tube, with beveled wooden edge atop that interacts with the head. The rim assembly Nice playing example of John F. Luscomb's 1893 patent tonering in action; fully spun rim, wooden interior wall, large rolled tube with beveled wooden edge that connects to head. Pot measures 11.5" across and has a reproduction No Knot tailpiece; later tension hoop, and added scews at base of dowel indicating a past dowel stick reset (plays well); heel cap, fingerboard, and peghead overlay do not have any veneer beneath ebony, perhaps indicating restorative work. The mahogany neck has a 27" scale length, and geared tuners have been added. Typical forward relief present, but frails and picks well.


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