I have recently acquired a J Parslow banjo but not sure of value is there anyone who could help please.
I have done some research into the maker and worked out its about 100 years old and looks like an original case.
One piece of mother of pearl missing and obviously well played with.
Thanks if you can help that would be great.
Posted by paul henry on December 21, 2014 at 12:37
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