Details about MARIUS MANDOLIN BANJO, BANJOLIN, VINTAGE BANJO, RARE, FORMBY, 1920-30See original listing
28 Jun, 2013 14:44:13 BST
[ 16 bids ]
London, London, United Kingdom
Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
|Instrument:||MANDOLIN BANJO, BANJOLIN|
Bids are welcome for this 1920-30s Marius 8 -string banjo mandolin ( banjolin ).
According to some websites , Marius was a Dutch maker ( brand)
Instrument is equipped with brand new Ernie Ball 9-34 steel mandolin strings.
All the parts are original including the skin, except the bridge, which was missing at the time of purchase.
Also included an old case.
Please check all 30 images for cosmetic details.
The mandolin-banjo banjolin is a hybrid instrument, combining a banjo body with the neck and tuning of a mandolin or violin (depending on whether fretted or not and how many strings it has). It is a soprano banjo. It has been independently invented in more than one country, being called banjolin and banjourine in English speaking countries, banjoline in France, and the Cümbüş in Turkey.
Inventors were experimenting to create amplified instruments in the days before electric amplification. The first patent for a mandolin-banjo was taken out in 1882 by Benjamin Bradbury of Brooklyn. The name banjolin was first patented by John Farris in 1885. The instrument was popularized prior to the 1920s, when the tenor banjo became more popular. In the heyday of mandolin orchestras and banjo bands (late 19th–early 20th century), all sorts of instruments were produced. The mandolin-banjo is one of the hybrids that resulted. It enabled mandolinists to produce a banjo sound without having to learn that instrument's fingerings. The instrument adds the banjo's volume to the mandolin.
Item will be well packed and shipped via Royal Mail
UK postage only for this item due to weight.
All questions will be answered swiftly