been reclaimed--I hocked mine a couple but always claimed it back-- Banjos happy as they are tend to have a weakness -they are similar to womanizers and ladies of the night--they will depart with new crowds at the drop of a hat-- Nobody claims my banjo ,if I can help it--even though it is a pain sometimes
I tried to trade my Deering Sierra for Telecaster but the music store was not interested. Seems the bluegrass trend has ran it’s course in our area. Good thing I had a backup instrument to use as trade or I wouldn’t have been able to come home with my new Tele.
ln my youth I would hock my gibson--and rent a harmony--sounds far fetched but true--runnin the streets --hittin festivals--hidin from the dayjob --ha ha --breaking strings ==been years on that one too