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Larry McNeely's Baldwin Banjo 

Posted 10/6/2008 12:40:08 PM

Myself and the legendary one of a kind Baldwin arch-top that was owned by Larry McNeely. His name is scratched on the inside of the rim with something else related to Scientology. It needs a little bit of set up - however, its still a great banjo. The current owner brought it over to Athens Alabama during the Tennessee Valley Fiddlers Convention for me to look over and of course play. It was like holding a piece of history especially since I have some of those old Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour videos with Larry playing that very banjo. He was a great influence for me when I was first learning.

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5 comments on “Larry McNeely's Baldwin Banjo”

robin jones Says:
Monday, October 6, 2008 @1:41:30 PM

You had a heck of weekend.

Bongshang Says:
Monday, October 6, 2008 @1:56:15 PM

Lucky guy!! I'd love to try that banjo, JJ

DIV Says:
Monday, October 6, 2008 @5:46:59 PM

How did it compare to your E?

Scooter Muse Says:
Monday, October 6, 2008 @6:26:33 PM

Dan, I have to say that it did not compare.....Since I have gotten the original E pot back the sound is great and to my ears, sound much better than the arch top. Now, mine needs a new fret job, however it still played better than the Baldwin. The Baldwin just needs a set-up and thats probably all.

stevebush Says:
Friday, July 27, 2012 @1:24:30 PM

got the honor of playing that banjo on a cleverly gig in hiawasse georgia yesterday.great archtop, was a huge fan of larrys....Steve Bush aka V>D>Cleverly

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