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BrunoTenor Banjo

Fidledidee 02 Jul 03 - 05:35 AM
GUEST,Mudjack 02 Jul 03 - 12:53 PM
bill\sables 02 Jul 03 - 12:57 PM
Fidledidee 03 Jul 03 - 07:04 AM
Geoff the Duck 04 Jul 03 - 04:45 AM
GUEST,Joan 03 Apr 08 - 10:07 PM
GUEST,DJ 06 Aug 10 - 10:37 PM
GUEST,tom 24 Jan 11 - 11:10 AM
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Subject: BrunoTenor Banjo
From: Fidledidee
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 05:35 AM

I`ve recently aquired a Bruno Conqueror tenor banjo,but have never heard of Bruno before.I`ve tried to find a reference to the maker, but have been unsuccesfull. Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: BrunoTenor Banjo
From: GUEST,Mudjack
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 12:53 PM

Hi Fiddle,
Bruno is a company that shared some of it's works with the Martin name before Martin established it's own factory. I have found many nice old guitars bearing the Bruno name.
In later years the Bruno name was one of the first at importing their instruments from the orient.
If your banjo has any embossings indicating " Bruno, New York", you indeed have a fine instrument, but it might be an import.
Takamine made a limited edition parlor guitars bearing the Bruno name which is a commemortive instrument and sought out by many because of it's size and limited availability.That was an 80's era event and I haven't heard anything else about the Bruno.
E-bay has offered several items such as mando banjos, banjo-ukes etc.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: BrunoTenor Banjo
From: bill\sables
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 12:57 PM

There were a few "Bruno" makers in the USA
Charles Bruno NY 1830 till recently
Bruno & Cargill NY 1850 till 1853
Bruno & Morris NY 1860 till 1863
Bruno Weissenborn & Co NY 1854 till 1857
There was also a Bruno in New York in 1885 but most of the banjos baring his name were made by JH Buckbee between who traded between 1860 and 1897
Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: BrunoTenor Banjo
From: Fidledidee
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 07:04 AM

Thanks Mudjack and Bill, youv`e provided me with several excelent leads to research,very much appreciated


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Subject: RE: BrunoTenor Banjo
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 04:45 AM

I Just found a tenor banjo website http://www.4stringbanjos.com - there is a links page CLICK HERE which might provide other sources of information.
Quack!
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: BrunoTenor Banjo
From: GUEST,Joan
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 10:07 PM

Hi... Can anyone help me to know what my Bruno is and what it might be worth? I have a Bruno 8 string banjolin. Or at least I think that is what it was called. It has a white floral engraving on the neck. Don't know much about instruments at all. Also have the original case. I hope you all can help me at least find websites with info.
Thanks for your time!!!
Joan


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Subject: RE: BrunoTenor Banjo
From: GUEST,DJ
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 10:37 PM

I also have a 5 string bruno banjo. It doesnt have any dates but its definitely old as hell.


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Subject: RE: BrunoTenor Banjo
From: GUEST,tom
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 11:10 AM

hi I have a 4 string bruno banjo, by the pegs it has (BRUNO TENPO GRAND #1 BRUNO NY)IT HAS NICE INLAY ON TOP AND SIDES. CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME FIND ITS VALUE AND ANY OTHER INFO ABOUT IT. THE INSTRUMENT IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE WITH CASE THAT IS IN POOR CONDITION. THANKS TOM


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