G.S.W. Teel "Eureka" 5-string banjo, S/N 64, Circa 1880's

Teel was a relatively unknown maker from Springfield, MA, and only a few of his banjos have come to light, but every one I have seen has been beautifully made. This example is rather simple, but it has a silver (rather than German silver) spunover rim with elegant hardware, a uniquely shaped peghead, and a beautifully shaped walnut neck.

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