"Rochester" banjo purchased from Bernunzio Uptown Music. One of 5 or 6 known to exist. From Bernunzio's original listing: " Just when we thought we had seen the last of the "Rochester" banjos, another exciting example has surfaced. Black painted neck (similar to previous examples). replaced ebony fingerboard, replaced nut, tailpiece, bridge. Large 13-3/4" single-lap Brazilian Rosewood rim. Very innovative reverse screw, locking tuners with patent stamps "HYDE'S PATENT January 13, 1885, replaced tuner buttons on peghead. Very Good Condition. Included is the original wooden case."
I'm in Hillsdale NY, happy to meet halfway in the Hudson Valley, Western Mass, CT. or Upstate NY. Let me know if you'd like more pics emailed.