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The Dayton 5 String Banjo ca. 1914

  

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Genre: Traditional
Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

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Playing Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)

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Playing Since: 1961
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

Occupation: Musician / Instrument Dealer

Gender: Male
Age: 75

My Instruments:
1929 Gibson TB- Granada conversion w Hopkins/McPeake low profile flathead tone ring

1925 Gibson Style 5 with original ball bearing ring and newer 5 string neck.

1928 Gibson TB-Granada Tenor conversion with Blaylock tone ring

1875 J. Farris F Tenor 5 string Banjay

Paramount Style C 5 string

Paramount Style F 5 string

1937 National 5 string tenor guitar conversion with Joel Eckhaus neck

2007 Corrado Giacomel 5 string tenor guitar (converted from Octave Mandolin)

Various tenor banjos, tenor guitars, plectrum banjos and plectrum guitars.

And, of course various tenor harps, or banjo harps or tenor lutes or whatever you want to call round bodied wooden topped instruments that are tuned like banjos.



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Created 9/7/2006
Last Visit 8/30/2018

The gold plated ca. 1935 RB-1with the flat head tone ring in it that I had gotten from Winnie Winston got stolen from my apartment on the lower East side of New York in 1965. If any of y'all run across it, I'd love to get it back. Don't have the serial number but then again, many RB-1's are lacking serial numbers anyway. Light finish 'seagull' Style 1 inlays with a Mastertone block at the usual location. I've owned a lot of banjos since then and I'm one lucky son of a gun to be playing the '29 Granada I have now.
Update: ! !
Found the serial number 9527-16
And then, a few months ago ... I found the banjo and bought it back. Yep, and it's hardly changed at all and it sounds great and feels great with its original RB-1 neck. So that's what I'm playing mostly now.

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