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frailinPlayers Union Member

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since 10/26/05

03/26/2017 13:01:10 View frailin's MP3 Archive View frailin's Classified Ads View frailin's Photo Albums View frailin's Blog Reply with Quote

Back in the '70's - when I played bluegrass - I lusted for one-a these!  The GREAT LAKES BANJO COMPANY was all the rage... Dennis Lakes made the hottest banjo in town!  'Course, I couldn't afford one back then ($800).  So when I saw this on BHO a few years back, I snagged it... not for me, but for my musician son, who was already a much better Scrugg's style player than I ever was.    

The "Rose" model is also known as the #5, according Dennis Lakes.  This one is serial number 315 which, if I remember right, puts it about 1977-78.  

Where my son played this banjo quite a bit in the early years, his tastes were evolving and this prize found itself in the closet more often than not.  My son now needs a new computer and is looking to downsize his number of instruments in the process.  It's time for the Great Lakes to find a new home.  LUCKY YOU!  

Here's a link to the Classified Ad:  http://www.banjohangout.org/classified/63358

 

Dave1climberPlayers Union Member

United States
3988 posts since 6/3/11

03/26/2017 19:57:34 View Dave1climber's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Good looking banjo, good price.

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