"To be clear, the finish on the neck of my JE Dallas zither-banjo is the same as on the back of the pot of both mine and the one on eBay (is "Resonator" the right word for the back of a zither-banjo?). Another possible difference is…"
"It's also interesting that you mentioned the neck, Carrie. The neck seems to have its finish stripped. The neck on my Dallas zb has a bit of gloss. The heel carvings are similar on the two banjos. But the neck of mine (#6633) is of several…"
"It's interesting that it went for so much. I posted a link on Banjo Hangout on the Collectors Forum but no-one came back with any information about the maker however, some ideas that it could have been made by Lange. Anyway, it is…"
"It's a bit of a gamble at that price as there may be some hidden defects and it will need some time, effort and money to bring it back to life, but it is a fancy banjo and will repay the investment. Lipoff seems to have been a violinist and may…"
"Wow! Really nice. There's also a JE Dallas 5-string that might be good and a lot less expensive. I keep trying to post the URL but instead I get hundreds of characters. And there's a TIP TOP JE Dallas Zither-Banjo at a lower…"
"Alf Wood composed a piece entitled 'Fan Tan' published by Dallas in the 'Artistic Banjoist' series No 143, which is in the 'patrol' format and has a hint of the 'Chinese' about it. I've not heard it…"
"'A Gaiety Girl' was a very successful musical comedy first performed in 1894, there is a full account of it on Wikipedia etc. I assume that the Oakley recording of 'Gaiety Girl' was perhaps a medley of songs from the show. There…"