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NMM 10118.  Tango (short-scale tenor) banjo by Anastasios Stathopoulo, New York, ca. 1910-1915.
Gift of Curtis Teague, Minneapolis, 2002.

NMM 10118.  Tango (short-scale tenor) banjo by Anastasios Stathopoulo, New York, ca. 1910-1915.

This early, short-scale tenor banjo features a neck made from nine-ply, laminated maple and mahogany. Fitted with a violin-style pegbox, the instrument has a shallow, pyramid-shaped head. The short-scale tenor banjo was created to supply players with a light, agile instrument for dance bands of the 1910s. The Stathopoulo family would later found Epiphone.


Front, Side, and Back Views

NMM 10118.  Tango (short-scale tenor) banjo by Anastasios Stathopoulo, New York, ca. 1910-1915 Bass side view Back view


Back of Pegbox and Close-up of Stamped Signature

Back of pegbox Signature on back of pegbox


Signature Stamped on Heel

Signature on heel

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