"Luscomb 1893 Patent" 5-string banjo, S/N 1638, Circa 1895

In 1893, Thompson & Odell patented a new "Luscomb" banjo with a wood tone ring.  This banjo used a thick spunover wood rim with a heavy inner metal ring sandwiching the wood over which the head was stretched.  This is a well-made, heavy banjo with very nice pearl inlays on the peghead and fingerboard.

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