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Offline Tom Beh

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« on: February 01, 2004, 10:40:17 AM »
My grandfather left me a short-necked banjo marked as George Washburn 9572 (actually has 9532 scratched out and then the second stamp) dated as 1930.It is an eight-string piece in very good condition with its case.  I know nothing about this instrument and any assistance would be helpful.
 

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2004, 08:54:40 AM »
Having done a bit more reseach, it appears that what I have is a banjo-mandolin made by Washburn in 1930. Any other information would be appreciated.
 

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2004, 10:18:30 AM »
Hi Tom:

The instrument you are describing is very likely one of the Washburn banjo mandolins of the pre 1923 era. Based on the serial number I think it was made in 1922. However, this number also appears in the post 1923 era, so a picture would help.

Hubert
 

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2004, 04:31:09 PM »
We also have a Washburn nickel plated mandolin banjo.  We have no clue as to what it might be worth. Any help would be extremely helpful as we are thinking about possibly selling it. Which brings up another question....Who might want one of these?? My internet research has come up a big fat zero. [:o)]

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Cindi
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2004, 08:18:57 AM »
Do you have a picture or description of it, plus the numbers stamped on the banjo? That would be a great help. The price would depend on the specific appointments, but is in general around $250-400 on Ebay, dealer prices are (much) higher.