I just got back my birthday Arthur E. Smith Maple Leaf banjo. It is maple with fingerboard binding, diamonds in the fret board, a and a bacon-type tone system with no internal resonator. The dowel is stamped “Kathryn Spencer March 31, 1979.” Anyway, she came back to me without her original case. We had custom cases made by Harptone for our banjos: 11″ diameter, non-resonator cut down case with a 4″ outside depth. If anyone out there has a case in good condition that they would be willing to part with, I would be very happy. I would pay money or offer a trade of the new bump hardshell plus money.
Thanks, Kate Spencer