H82 - Electro banjo - 4 string|
- Red and white
Production year(s) : 1955-1957 (other years possible, not verified)
Electrified wooden-top banjo - 1 pickup - 4 strings - H81 model number with bronze color in 1954 catalog, H281/H282 for 5 string versions - Bridge is made of hardwood with a slice of brown rubber as a saddle ! Note : H82 model number was later used for the "Rebel" model guitar.
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- TIM - 2007-01-11
I have a patten pending H82 with dot fret board, it has been repainted years ago and the bridge is not original. Does anyone have a bridge or a close up picture with measurement and description so that I may make one. Are they made of common materials? Is the pickup the same as the H-44 guitar or H-1 lap steel? Thanks, any help appreciated
- kathleen - 2007-09-30
I have one of these i am going to be selling on ebay and would be glad to send you a photo if interested i am beezwing at amerc online if you want to contact me - regarding it appears to be all original pieces
- j.k - 2008-08-08
Tim, Did you get a close up of the bridge? I just bought a tenor H82. I can send a picture to you if you like. My email is john at dumb dot org.
- EC - 2008-12-21
The stenciled ELECTRO logo used on this banjo is exactly the first standardized logo used by Rickenbacker on their electric spanish instruments produced prior to 1934 - which by the way - were made by the Harmony Company, very similar to the bodies Harmony was producing for the National Trojan model.
- - 2010-11-12
I just bought one so I can add this to the description : original bridge is made of hardwood with a slice of brown rubber as a saddle ! (see a photo on the H281 5 string electro banjo page)