5 string fretless shortscale banjo H Sykes Leeds
H.Sykes fretless shortscale banjo.
High quality fretless banjo possibly built by W.Temlett. H.Sykes was a composer and teacher and had these banjos built with his name on the dowel stick.
Great sounding banjo - unusual to find a fretless scortscale it is very easy to play. Spunover rim with ash lining, ebont fingerboard with nickel-silver and pearl inlays and a beautifully inlaid nickel-silver plate.
Natural head, nylon strings celluloid pegs, bone tailpiece.
Scale length 613mm
Nut width 33mm
Pot diameter 10"
Non original gigbag included
In 1846 W. (William) Temlett established a workshop for making banjos at 95 Union Street, London, S.E., with F. Roberts in charge of production.
- Second hand