My grandfather gave me this banjo-lin to hang on the wall. I've been told it's probably from World War 2 because it's made mostly of aluminium.
Inside the bowl is (in pencil) handwritten in big cursive EoW(maybe).
The tuners are a brittle yellow resin or plastic.
The banjo head is real skin, hopefully not human.
I think my grandfather put that bridge on there, it's probably not even from a mandolin.
Any thoughts? I'm not going to sell it.. I'd just like to know something about it.