someone a flikr has one...http://flickr.com/photos/28285678@N00/2570521025http://www.mybeatles.net/imagesmem/banjo_mastro.html no luck here huh?
Here is where I have a problem. Did mastro REALLY!! make 2 models. If you look at mine, it is red and has the pic. of the Beatles not only on the face but also at the top on the headstock by the tuners. The regular banjo has a black neck and backplate and only has the word mastro banjo on the headstock Upon close inspection of both, the Beatles banjo that I have and the regular Mastro banjo that I also have, I can see that the parts are DEFINITELY interchangeable. I really don't think Mastro made 2 versions. I would really like to see some documentation as such. I can easily change the face on the banjos and not have a chip in the back of mine, or I could just change the backplate but it would be black. I'm REALLY WONDERING if the guy that bought the $4,995.00 in 2002, didn't get ripped off. And as far as the box goes, They state that it is only a vintage mastro banjo box and probably not the box that the beatles one came in. After researching this to the best of my ability, I have found other types of banjos that they sold, such as cowboy banjos ect. In every instance they had the theme of the banjo on the box. I can't imagine why they wouldn't have the Beatles theme on the box. In fact the box that went with the $4,995.00 banjo, has the same picture of a man and women dancing as what's on the regular Mastro banjo.