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GUEST,Pete Peterson What Banjo Do You Play? (186* d) RE: What Banjo Do You Play? 31 Oct 03


The banjo I play most is a 100 year old Sears Roebuck "Supertone" which people who know a lot have looked at & said--a number of banjo makers (Vega, Orpheum, Paramount, SS Stewart) all contributed to this banjo so that's why it looks so confusing. The incredible thing about the banjo is its provenance; it used to belong to Charlie Poole! (although I have never seen a picture of him playing it)

Other banjo is a Vega "Little Wonder" tenor converted to 5 string by a Kate Spencer neck in 1978 just as she was completing her involvement with the Arthur E. Smith Banjo Company-- so this looks a lot like an AES banjo.

I've also got a 1923 Vegaphone Deluxe tenor converted to 5 string by an anonymous neck maker. . . don't play that much!


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