Gourd head banjo

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Banjo constructed with a gourd head. There are four (4) tuning pegs, some chipped, in the headstock. One (1) wire is strung along the banjo. Two (2) other strings are connected to the tailpiece but are loose over the gourd. There are frets on the neck. The round gourd has linear decoration around the edge. There is a tin tailpiece at the bottom anchoring the strings. There are scratches on the back of the gourd. Date: 1850s. Record ID: nmaahc_2017.108.19.

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