Historical owners

Although in many cases the ownership history of a vintage banjo is lost over time, whenever possible I have included the names of the original owners of the banjos featured on this site.  In some cases, I have also included names of people who, though not original owners, did own and use the banjo in question for a significant part of its history.


Steve Adamczyk

Columbus Agazzi

Braden C. "Al" Aljoe

Elmo Allred

E.W. Andersen

Grace Attfield

Martin Anthony Balada

Nicholas Barbarito

Elmer Barbeau

J.M. Barber

K.E. Barrett

Walter C. Behnke

Finley Duncan "Red" Belcher

Louis Bellson

Paul Binder

Howard Blackburn

Loren "Biff" Bledsoe

Bob Bontekoe

Margaret Boote

Richard A. Booth

G.I.H. Boshoff

B.E. Boyd

Ed Brenot

Dr. A.L. Brown

Carlos Brown

Davis Brown

George T. Brown

Tal Brown

Willard Brown

Russell Leonard Calm

A.L. Caroselli

Howard Christensen

Chas. A. Clark

J. Clark

Manuel Dewey "Old Joe" Clark

Richard H. Cole

Earl Collins

Elbert Collins

Harry Cooper

Jack Cozart

Charlie Curell

Robert Moses Cruz

Harvey Davenport

J. Loyd Davis

Judge Tom Davis

Harry DeRousse

Morell DoRan

Tom Bill Draughn

Lester Dunn

Glenn Eastham

Peter J. Eelman

Nathan Ellis

"Elsie and Woody"

Charles Entzminger

Douglas Ewald

Harold K. "Hod" Fisher

Lawrence Flansberg

Gordon Florey

Lutz Flynn

Troy Foster

Tilghman D. Frank

George Frost

Dr. Howard Fugate

Cecil George

J.B. George

Willard Goss

Floyd Graham

Frank Gray

George Graziani

Francis Grinnell

Gladys Guerin

R.E. Guffy

Dwight Haislup

Bob Hall

Donald Hall

Richard Harter

Ken Harvey

Francis "Hecky" Heckman

Virgie Helton

Vineta Hemman

J.G. Hemmis

Donald C. Hill

Floyd Jacobs

Oren Jenkins

Bert Johnson

Dick Hysell

Irvin O. Kenen

John Herbert Knight

Helen Knighton

Herb Kratoska

John Lampart

Marian Lauber

Harold Leatherman

Charles James Lewis

Selmer Lien

Lillie Linebarrier

M. Campbell Lorini

Harry Lykins

Ross MacGregor

Charlie Macrow

Wade Mainer

Ralph Marquardt

Edmund Martin

Lee Mayo

Lewis McDaniel

"Cousin Melvinia"

Andrew Metzgar

Joseph Mihalek

Florence "Flossie" Miller

L.K. Miller

Ray Mills

William Milne

Steve Molenda

D.J.C. Mostert

Edward Mulroney

Frank Mundy

Mrs. Powell Newman

Reverend Glenn Odell

Charlie "Tex" Oldokowski

Smokey O'Shea

Maury C. Perdue

Florencio G. Pernia

Paul B. Peters

Dean K. Peterson

Tommy Peterson

Bob Petrie

Frank Petta

Peter P. Piccirillo

Billy Pilgrim

Ed Popp

William G. Proctor

Mateo Quintana

"Banjo Pete"--New York, New York

Reid Rakes

Andrew Rampulla

A.E. Rawlonsory

Earnest Ray

"Red"--Lansing, Michigan

Ola Belle Reed

Jack Reedy

Don Reno

Joe Ribaud

Jack Rice

L. Rinaldi

K. Rivers

Jim Robinson

Ray Roeller

Chas. Rush

Paul Schantz

Dana Schweinle Scholl

Edgar G. Scott

Earl Scruggs

Aloysius Schreibmaier

D. Sinclair

Morley Skinner

Anton Smith

Earl Smith

Gerry Smith

Jimmie Smith

R.K. Smith

Roger Smith

"Thousand Fingers" Smith

Isidoro Termini

Paul Tester

Gus Tingen

Guy F. Tostevin

Dr. Thomas Tuomey

Bill Umeck

M. Van Arman

Charles Emmett Viar

Ezekiel Walder

Paul E. Wesebaum

Gene Wilhelm

Henry Williams

William Woodrow

Bob Wren

Maynard Yocum

 


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