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"Two more photos"

CW Bayer replied Apr 29, 2015 to 24 inch scale why?

37 May 4, 2015
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"Oh...and my view of the 24" scale...I think it reflects the diversification of minst…"

CW Bayer replied Apr 29, 2015 to 24 inch scale why?

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"Yes. I suspect it was made by Tom Bree while working on the Gould and Curry Mine as…"

CW Bayer replied Apr 29, 2015 to 24 inch scale why?

37 May 4, 2015
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"Hmmm. it worked...I'll post a few more soon."

CW Bayer replied Apr 29, 2015 to 24 inch scale why?

37 May 4, 2015
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"Ok...see if this works."

CW Bayer replied Apr 29, 2015 to 24 inch scale why?

37 May 4, 2015
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"No certainty. General design. Shield style shoes. Shape and placement of fifth strin…"

CW Bayer replied Apr 29, 2015 to 24 inch scale why?

37 May 4, 2015
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"Picture....click on the little icon of me in this discussion. I'm holding it."

CW Bayer replied Apr 28, 2015 to 24 inch scale why?

37 May 4, 2015
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"Ha! Good point. So, the 24" scale can be explained as a fad. The only problem I have…"

CW Bayer replied Apr 28, 2015 to 24 inch scale why?

37 May 4, 2015
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"So if one could slide the bridge or retune or capo, why shorten the neck and the sca…"

CW Bayer replied Apr 28, 2015 to 24 inch scale why?

37 May 4, 2015
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"My 24" 1860s banjo has inlaid frets. I sort of assume that open E was popular after…"

CW Bayer replied Apr 28, 2015 to 24 inch scale why?

37 May 4, 2015
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