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Jailboogie300
Jun-11-2017, 11:43pm
I found this photo of this guy with this Mandolin resonator of the 20s or
30s.
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William Smith
Jun-12-2017, 12:35am
Yes there were a bunch of these mostly known as the "banjolin" but not sure of the make in the singular photo?

William Smith
Jun-12-2017, 3:00am
May be that was someone "own Duck" from back in the day?

David Lewis
Jun-12-2017, 6:03am
Isn't a banjolin like mandolin-banjo but with four strings? A resonator banjo has a steel resonator on its soundboard.

Or am I wrong?

Sam bush plays a resonator.

William Smith
Jun-12-2017, 6:21am
Isn't a banjolin like mandolin-banjo but with four strings? A resonator banjo has a steel resonator on its soundboard.

Or am I wrong?

Sam bush plays a resonator.

Right on. I just didn't know if it was some rare obscure type banjolin-there were thousands of those things made by different makers just in the 20's-30's?

David Lewis
Jun-12-2017, 6:55am
The picture is not clear. I THINK it's a resonator, but I wouldn't swear to it.

JeffD
Jun-12-2017, 10:52am
I think it is a resonator as well. Metal, no skin head.

allenhopkins
Jun-12-2017, 11:11am
Looks something like a Dobro Tenortrope, (https://reverb.com/item/3343793-dobro-tenortrope-1929) but with a mandolin neck rather than a tenor banjo neck. Hard to tell from the pic.

What's the name of the band pictured? Googling on the band name might generate more info, better pics; who knows?

Jailboogie300
Jun-14-2017, 9:38pm
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The body of this mandolin is similar to that of the photo.

Timbofood
Jun-15-2017, 7:15am
I agree with Jeff, it's a metal top from what I can tell from the picture.

foldedpath
Jun-15-2017, 11:57am
Look how big that body is, compared to the size of the neck. It's as big as the banjo. I think Allen might have it, a Tenortrope body with a retrofitted Dobro mandolin neck.