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Washburn Bluegrass Instruments => Post your thoughts on Banjos & Mandolins => Topic started by: Holly on June 14, 2003, 03:18:52 PM

Title: Seeking Banjo Info
Post by: Holly on June 14, 2003, 03:18:52 PM

I'm looking for information on my banjo. It is a 5-string Washburn #4087. No resonator, lots of inlay, engraving and carving at the base of the neck. I'd like to know how old it is and ballpark value. Thanks in advance!
Title: Seeking Banjo Info
Post by: pressle on June 21, 2003, 12:08:50 AM
Holly,

You might try looking at the elderly instruments web site (www.elderly.com).   they deal in lots of used instruments.... when I was in a similar situation as you I filled out the online appraisal form (http://www.elderly.com/cgi-bin/elderly/evalform.pl) and got a preliminary report back in a couple or three days....

Good luck.

Eric
Title: Seeking Banjo Info
Post by: pressle on June 29, 2003, 06:10:59 PM
Holly,

I responded to your email with the link.   It was also included in my original post.

Good luck.

Eric
Title: Seeking Banjo Info
Post by: Holly on July 08, 2003, 01:42:51 AM
oops!
Title: Seeking Banjo Info
Post by: Holly on July 08, 2003, 01:45:51 AM
Eric,
Thank you so much for the link. I spoke with Stan and found out my banjo was made in the 1890's and worth over $2000 retail. I'll definitely keep it now that I have some info.
Holly