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1932 Weymann Style 85 mandolin banjo S/N #47068   
This mandolin banjo was manufactured by Weymann and Sons in Philadelphia, PA. I acuired it from an antique dealer who purchased it at and estate auction in Buck county PA. Probably from the original owner. Other than a few marks on the back of the resonator this instrument is in pristine condition. No visible wear on the frets or fretboard. The skin is clean and like new. I did a complete cleaning of the hardware and made a new compensated ebony bridge. Includes the original case in good condition.

Weymann made four (4) style of mandolin banjos in this time period. The Keystone State 24/25, the model 50, the 85 and the top of the line orchestra model. This model has more inlay than the style 50 and a walnut resonator as opposed to the mahogany one on the style 50. The model 24 did not have a resonator. This one sold for $85 in 1932 which would be equal to $1,445 in 2013 dollars. A lot of money in the depression era. Have a listen on this sound clip

1932 Weymann and Sons Style 85 Mandolin Banjo 1932 Weymann and Sons Style 85 Mandolin Banjo
1932 Weymann and Sons Style 85 Mandolin Banjo 1932 Weymann and Sons Style 85 Mandolin Banjo
1932 Weymann and Sons Style 85 Mandolin Banjo 1932 Weymann and Sons Style 85 Mandolin Banjo

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