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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: My new Goddess!!!!


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guitarbanjoman - Posted - 11/12/2018:  10:50:43


It was last week, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, and Christmas and my birthday came early!--- I picked up my new 1962 VegaVox IV plectrum at Bernunzio's Uptown Music in Rochester NY.

At my wife's suggestion, the new acquisition will be called "The Loud Goddess" in order to distinguish her from my summer purchase, "The Golden Goddess", a 1929 B & D Sultana III.

On the truss rod cover, the original owners name has been engraved: Al Lucas. Any information anyone has about Mr. Lucas would be gratefully appreciated!

This banjo has a slightly longer scale than I'm accustomed to, but it feels nice to play and has a great low action and, and I especially appreciate the longer scale when I'm playing up in the highest register.


johnstephen - Posted - 11/12/2018:  10:54:35


That looks beautiful, Will! Congratulations. And I'm envious that you have three goddesses in your household (including your wife, of course).

Maybe sometime you could record something and post it, so we can hear the new goddess.

mike gregory - Posted - 11/12/2018:  11:07:50


Two guesses:
EITHER, that picture was taken AT Bernunzio
OR
You have got a VERY severe case of Instrument Acquisition Syndrome.

Either way, Corn Granulations.

guitarbanjoman - Posted - 11/12/2018:  11:30:33


Yes, Mike, the photo was taken at Bernunzio's at the moment when I first took possession...

I'm now down to just two banjos and three guitars!

But tank ewe for your corn granulations...

Will

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 11/12/2018:  18:08:28


Nice banjo. I'm glad someone has the money for two of the better banjos made. I'm also glad that you haven't mentioned converting them to 5 stringers.

guitarbanjoman - Posted - 11/13/2018:  06:32:57


Yes, those banjos were indeed expensive, but it's all part of my financial plan.

... to die with more banjos and less money in the bank...

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