all known existing instruments made by Chas. B. Rauch

OUR DATABASE IS IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATES AND ADDING SOME NEWLY DISCOVERED EXAMPLES AS WELL AS SOME YET UNPUBLISH PICTURES.  THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

 

Database of known examples of Dayton String Instruments. Let us know if you have one that is not listed or is listed and there are any errors.  We'd also like to hear from the owners of some of the instruments we don't have a location on.  

 

 

We will buy or trade for unwanted Dayton instruments, but we operate on a shoestring budget and don't have unlimited funds.  Tell us about yours.  Perhaps we can purchase your instrument or arrange a possible trade.  Tell us about your Dayton instrument!

 

Also, we can do online valuations via photos, or in person if shipped and insured properly.  There is a small fee for this.  Please inquire.

 

Restoration Services are also offered on a case by case basis, also for a fee.  Show us what you have and what you want done and we may be able to make your dream instrument sing.

 

A limited quantity of original hardware is also available.  Let us know what you need and we'll see if we can accomodate your need.

 

Also, if there is an instrument in our collection you can't live without, we can discuss cost when the time comes.

 

WARNING!:  Please pay attention to bidding on eBay.  There are a number of unscrupulous people out there.  They haven't done the research, we have.  Their prices are usually too high,  It's like they believe "ïf it's old it has to be gold".


Thanks for visiting.

 

 

Have a look at our Family Reunion of Daytons that was held in the summer of 2011.

 

Serial Number Instrument Type Location
4 Mandolin Heath, OH 
7 Mandolin Style B Unknown
29 Mandolin Nashville, TN 
37 Guitar-Archtop Premier Nashville, TN 
44 Mandolin Unknown 
46 Mandolin Style B Meherabad, Arangaon, Ahmednagar District, Maharastra State, India
48 Mandolin Style B

Inverness, CA

(Photo courtesy of L. Levinger)

54 Guitar-Archtop Near Atlanta, GA
57 Guitar-Archtop

Abingdon, VA

(Photo courtesy of W.Hoke)

73 Mandolin Pending
94 Mandolin Unknown
97 Mandolin Unknown
 99  Guitar  Unknown
101 Violin dated 1912 Santa Barbara, Ca
 102 Violin  Dayton,OH
 138 Mandolin Style A  Dayton, OH
 144 Mandolin Style A  Nashville, TN
 301 Mandola Style B United Kingdom
 352 Mandolin Style A  OH
 370 Mandolin Style A  Knoxville, TN
384 Mandolin  Unknown
 420  Banjo-Tenor  Thousand Oaks, CA
440 

Mandolin "Students Special"

Kalamazoo, MI
453

Mandolin "Students Special"

Kalamazoo, MI
455

Mandolin "Students Special"

Queensland, Australia
498

Banjo-Unknown

KY, USA
547 Banjo-Mandolin OH
561 Banjo-Mandolin

Springfield, OH

567 Banjo-Mandolin  9 1/2 inch head Kalamazoo, MI
589 Banjo-Mandolin Unknown
590 Banjo-Guitar

Inverness, CA

(Photo courtesy of L. Levinger)

595 Banjo-5 String Weston, WV
659 Banjo-Mandolin 9 1/2" head Fairfield, OH
665 Banjo-Plectrum OH
672 Banjo-Unknown Unknown
678 Banjo-5 String   failed to sell on eBay @$495 Gresham, OR
684 Banjo-Guitar Unknown
739 Banjo-Mandolin Unknown
764 Banjo-Tenor Unknown
803 Banjo-Guitar  14" head Unknown
809 Banjo-5 String

Inverness, CA

(Photo courtesy of L. Levinger)

812 Banjo-5 String Unknown
817 Banjo-Mandolin  OH 
828  Banjo-Mandolin  OH 
836  Banjo-Guitar  Harrison, AR 
871 Banjo-Guitar Near Dayton, OH
872 Banjo-Guitar   12" head Kalamazoo, MI
886  Banjo Rim  Dayton, OH 
893 Banjo-5 String  Marietta, GA
896 Banjo-5 String  Huron, OH 
912 Banjo-Tenor Houston, TX
917 Banjo-Tenor Loda, Illinois
971 

Banjo-Tenor Short Scale

New York
989 Banjo-Mandolin  Unknown 
1033  Banjo-Mandolin  British Columbia, Canada 
1046 Mandola Style B  Heathmont, Australia 
1048  Mandolin Unknown 
1100  Mandolin Style B  San Diego, CA
1104 Mandolin Style B Lake Luzerne, NY
1111 Mandolin Style B  Unknown 
1124  Mandolin Style B 

Inverness, CA

(Photo courtesy of L. Levinger) 

1125  Mandolin Style B

Inverness, CA 

(Photo courtesy of L. Levinger)

1134  Mandolin Style B  Dayton, OH 
1138 Mandolin Style B Colubiana, AL
1166  Mandola Style B 

Abingdon, VA

(Photo courtesy of W.Hoke) 

1193  Guitar-Flat Top  Huron, OH 
1216  Guitar Nashville, TN 
1408  Violin Style A dated 1922  Kalamazoo, MI
1413 Violin Xenia, OH
1418 Violin Style A dated 1922 Kalamazoo, MI
1430  Violin dated 1922

Abingdon, VA 

(Photo courtesy of W.Hoke)

1506 Banjo-Mandolin 

Inverness, CA 

(Photo courtesy of L. Levinger)

1529 Banjo-Mandolin  10 1/2 inch head 

Kalamazoo, MI

1539 Banjo-Ukulele Harleysville, PA
1542 Banjo-Mandolin British Columbia
1543 Banjo-Mandolin sold on eBay on 2/28/14 for $399.99 Denver, CO
1573 Banjo-Tenor 8 String

Abingdon, VA 

(Photo courtesy of W.Hoke)

1577 Banjo-Ukulele "Premier" Unknown
1585 Banjo-Ukulele Unknown
1650 

Banjo-Tenor  Parted out

Kalamazoo, MI 
1636

Banjo-Ukulele

Unknown
1681 

Banjo-Tenor

Haverford, PA
1703 Banjo-Ukulele United Kingdom
1709  Banjo-Mandolin 

Abingdon, VA 

(Photo courtesy of W.Hoke)

 

1710  Banjo-5 String  Huron, OH 
1712  Banjo-Mandolin  Canada 
1718 Banjo-Guitar Unknown
1727  Banjo-Ukulele  UK 
1740  Banjo-Ukulele  Unknown 
1765 Banjo-Unknown  Unknown
1768  Banjo-Plectrum  Anaheim, CA 
1776 Banjo-Guitar Unknown
1800 Banjo-5 String Toronto, ON, Canada
1803 Banjo-Mandolin 

Abingdon, VA 

(Photo courtesy of W.Hoke)

1842 

Banjo-Tenor (hardware)

Kalamazoo, MI 
1844

Banjo-Tenor "Premier"

Pending
1864

Banjo-5 String  

Kalamazoo, MI 
1867 Banjo-Mandolin Ireland 
1868 Banjo-Mandolin MN
          1891 Banjo Ukulele Michigan
1910  Banjo-Ukulele  Huron, OH 
1927 Banjo-Mandolin  British Columbia, Canada 
1933 Banjo-Ukulele  Ceadr Rapids, IA
1932 Banjo-Ukulele  Rochester, VT 
1963 

Banjo-Ukulele

Redding, CA 
1978  Banjo-Ukulele  Huron, OH 
2110 Mandolin w/heart shaped sound hole Unknown
3003 Banjo-5 String Trenton, FL 
3072  Banjo-Ukulele  Huron, OH 
3078 Banjo-Mandolin MN
3082 Banjo-Mandolin  Franklin, OH 
3092 Banjo-Ukulele Kalamazoo, MI
3103  Banjo-Mandola  Dayton, OH 
3143 Guitar - Archtop Huron, OH
3145 Banjo-Mandolin MN
3181 Banjo-Mandolin  Queensland, Australia 
3144 Guitar Unknown
3187 

Banjo-Mandolin

Unknown
3192  Banjo-Mandolin  Unknown 
Unknown Banjo-Tenor sold on 2/2/14 for $245 on eBay Unknown
Unknown  Banjo-Plectrum Kalamazoo, MI
Unknown

Banjo-Tenor Vertical Blocks Spunover 

Kalamazoo, MI
Unknown Banjo-5 String Premier Rochester, NY
Unknown

Banjo-Ukulele

Queensland, Australia
Unknown  Style A Mandolin Santa Barbara, CA
Unknown  Banjo-Tenor Boston, MA
Unknown Banjo-Tenor Troy, MI
Not numbered  "Heart" Mandolin 1 in Dayton, OH
Not Numbered   "Heart" Ukulele  3 known 1 in Belfontaine, OH