May Bell Slingerland "banjo"

Posted by Fred Osborne on Mon, 10/06/03 - 04:06:39.

Hi - I inherited a 20's "May Bell Slingerland" tenor banjo. Just
had it refitted and gone over, by a upstate NY banjo player (Pete
Gaskins). He told me it is a tenor 4-string instrument. I believe
my dad bought it used, in the later 20's. Any info on these?
Are they common?

Thanks,
Fred 10/06 Washington, NC

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Slingerland-maybell banjo #24

I own this banjo which my mother purchased in approximately 1923-24. It is still in the original case.

Re: May Bell Slingerland

A '20's May Bell Slingerland?

You Can probably get near to 399,999.00 For it.

Re: May Bell Slingerland

: A '20's May Bell Slingerland?

: You Can probably get near to 399,999.00 For it.

: How do I find the year mine was made? I have just obtained it.

Re: May Bell Slingerland

: A '20's May Bell Slingerland?

: You Can probably get near to 399,999.00 For it.

I have one too, and its in perfect condition, just needs a skin, wow thats a real "deliverance" :))

Re: May Bell Slingerland "banjo"

: Hi - I inherited a 20's "May Bell Slingerland" tenor banjo. Just
: had it refitted and gone over, by a upstate NY banjo player (Pete
: Gaskins). He told me it is a tenor 4-string instrument. I believe
: my dad bought it used, in the later 20's. Any info on these?
: Are they common?
: Thanks,
: Fred 10/06 Washington, NC

Yes, they are fairly common -- it seems that at any given moment, there is at least 1-2 for sale on eBay -- I think that right now there are 3-4 for sale there... go to http://www.slingerlandguitar.com and look at the catalongs that are there to see if you can find your model -- they made dozens of models over the years, so you might not see it as I only have (for now) 2 catalogs. HTH DK

Re: May Bell Slingerland

: : Hi - I inherited a 20's "May Bell Slingerland" tenor banjo. Just
: : had it refitted and gone over, by a upstate NY banjo player (Pete
: : Gaskins). He told me it is a tenor 4-string instrument. I believe
: : my dad bought it used, in the later 20's. Any info on these?
: : Are they common?
: : Thanks,
: : Fred 10/06 Washington, NC

: Yes, they are fairly common -- it seems that at any given moment, there is at least 1-2 for sale on eBay -- I think that right now there are 3-4 for sale there... go to http://www.slingerlandguitar.com and look at the catalongs that are there to see if you can find your model -- they made dozens of models over the years, so you might not see it as I only have (for now) 2 catalogs. HTH DK

HI I just recieved a banjo from my dad and would like some information on it. It has a pearl look alike backing and I think Mother of pearl keys on the neck. the top of the banjo has may bell on it by the string adjustments, As you can tell Im a begenner and really dont know what everything si called

Tks
RC

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