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Oct 23, 2020 - 7:29:48 PM
2 posts since 10/22/2020

I seen post on here about high dollar banjos of different models and I think Raymond Fairchild had some very nice 5 strings . I would think he left some extremely valuable banjos to his family. He was a great player in my opinion and I met him and he was very nice fellow .

Edited by - musicman69 on 10/23/2020 19:30:36

Oct 23, 2020 - 8:17 PM
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beegee

USA

21943 posts since 7/6/2005

Raymond was unique. His Whoa Mule Lane banjo shares an identical pot to my Model G. Harry made them in the same batch.

I have a bunch of Raymond CD's that Harry gave me and I used to have a bunch of his LP's. I always like to see him and the Crowe Brothers. They made a lot of music.

Oct 23, 2020 - 9:17:30 PM
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2 posts since 10/22/2020

His style was like a pot with several different well known players mixed into one form . Gosh he was fast but extremely accurate and unique, personally I was extremely impressed but that of my on opinion as we definitely all have one , kind of like how we all hear the tone of banjos you might say , lol . I always loved to hear him play . But I swear I think I heard he bought or traded or somehow ended up with a banjo from Ralph Stanley many years ago and it was a Gibson , but I could be wrong but if I’m correct it was a prewar Gibson not sure the model but I would venture to say it would be extremely valuable. I could be mistaken just wondering if anyone had any knowledge of it . I know his pictures on Facebook has him with several different banjos and them photos go way back in time so I know he’s bound to have had some valuable 5 strings .

Oct 24, 2020 - 10:22:58 AM

beegee

USA

21943 posts since 7/6/2005

You can contact his son Zane and he may be willing to discuss Raymond's banjo with you.

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