Very Old Vintage Pollmann Royal Mandolin Banjo 1800's
This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-30)
Price : US $618.00
Very old antique August Pollmann's Royal Mandoline Banjo (5-string), 1887. Needs work. There are a couple of hairline cracks on the top, some scratches and nicks, also coming unglued at the bottom (see pictures). Included in a separate bag is the tail piece and bridge. The metal tailpiece reads WM. GERKE, PROV. R.I., Pat'd January 31, 1888.
On the top of the peg head it has ''August Pollmann's Royal Mandoline Banjo'' (with a crown above the Royal), PAT May 3, 1887. Also inside the banjo it has PAT May 3, 1887. Approximately 34'' long,
I researched this online and found that the Pollmann Royal Mandoline Banjo banjo has a five-string banjo-style neck on a flat-topped wooden body. Played like a 5-string banjo but with a more delicate sound like a small guitar or lute. Very beautiful instrument.
Please e-mail with any questions.
On Aug-24-08 at 20:05:57 PDT, seller added the following information:
REVISION: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: THERE IS NO PEG FOR THE 5TH STRING BUT THERE IS A PIECE OF METAL STICKING OUT WHERE THE PEG SHOULD BE.
This banjo is sold (sold on 2008-08-30)
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Paul Zwolinski said...
Harmonicatzx@hotmail.com Have one in near perect condition would like to sell