Sonntag “Parlor” 5-String Banjo, S/N 459, Circa 1880’s

Herman Sonntag was a large New York based reseller and importer of musical instruments of all kinds, and this banjo was probably made for him by Buckbee.  It’s a nice banjo, with a real fingerboard, nice inlays similar to those on my George Dobson “Victor-Concert” model, and 40 head-tightening brackets.


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