Theperch baris marked“Clifford Essex”.Is this consistent with the waythat other banjos weremarked. The number of clamping screws on mine is 22. The dimensions are 9 3/8”(23.5mm)diameteracross the skin(mm)andit has a neck length (fretted)of 192mm (19” ).Theneck is not distorted in any wayandithas steel strings.The body is brass with what looks like nickel plating. The depth of body is approximatley 2 7/8” The wooden ring is approximeteley 2” wide and unidentified. I bought this banjo about 30 years ago from a bloke in Hemel Hempstead,who as far asI can remember played in a jazz combo.The case looks to have fitted theoriginalbanjo body. Allthough the side has been cut/enlargedto accomodatethe fifth string peg.
What I’d like to know is suggestions for the make of body and whether the neck is Clifford Essex ?