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Frequently Asked Questions
February 2016   About
  1. Do you have any Piccoleles or banjos for sale?
    • As of this writing, I have not decided which of the few piccoleles will be for sale, but I will certainly be selling some of them.
  2. Do you do any custom luthiery work?
    • I have been doing custom luthiery work for 45 years and now am retired and solely work on my own instruments.
  3. Can you help me identify or date my banjo?
  4. May I save images from this website on my computer?
    • Yes. It has been very difficult to to get hi resolution images of old banjos on the internet I have found. Hence I am making my digital collection available for public interest and its educational value.
  5. How accurate are the dates on the ads and catalogues on this website?
    • I have only posted verified dates from trade maqazines and journals here. The catalogue years are also from known dated sources.
  6. What is the purpose of this website?
    • This website is mostly for informative purposes. I might add that I personally get a laugh out of the advertising techniques and graphics, and therefore assume others will enjoy it as well.
    • The chronology of the banjo in various phases and configurations is clear from studying the ads here. There is a hilarious era of great confusion of the terminology of the newly emerged four string banjo that was not a ukulele. More....