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Hi, there are plenty of these on ebay, but given the age of them I would rather get one that has been properly restored by a luthier who knows about this instrument - is this possible?
Thanks for postig those pictures, Richard. Looks like it's in very good condition.
So who were the builders of the Vibrante and the Vibrante Royal models? Are they known? Are there any differences between the different makes?
mine is probably half that, yes its a poor example.
I like the Weigh Your Banjo suggestion, Richard. My bathroom scale measures only in pounds and fifths of a pound, No ounces and no grams. It's ok like that? For instance my 1909 Bacon Professional FF weighs 6.2 pounds on my scale. If this is a useful number for your proposed project I will weigh and post the weights of my other banjos, Perhaps a new topic and thread is called for?
HA! I might be older than you :-) and I don't wanna be in charge of nuttin' neither. I got a "full plate" these days. But does anyone need to be in charge?
Richard William Ineson said:
I think that it's an interesting project which has not been tackled before, I'm too old to be in charge of anything but if you feel able to coordinate the necessary work I would be glad to weigh my banjos and submit the results for listing.