Vintage Epiphones of the 1930s
1923-25 Banjo Mando
This early Banjo Mando still bears the House of Stathopoulo stamp. The first decades of the 20th century saw a mandolin boom, but after WWI, banjos had begun to overtake mandos. In the early '20s, Epi oversaw the design of the company's banjos, patenting his own tone-ring and rim construction. This Banjo Mando bridged the gap between the company's two popular instruments. It features flamed-maple sides, a maple neck, rosewood fretboard, rim-mounted bridge, and a pigskin head.