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1/6 plate ferrotype of me with Hartel Ashborn banjo & case - image taken by Will Dunniway 2006

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Location: Sacramento, CA

Comment by Greg Adams on January 25, 2010 at 7:21am
Great banjos and photos Ed!!! You and your friends look great. The banjo you are holding in this photo is a Hartel reproduction of Bob Winans' 'no-name' banjo. Great banjo, great inlays! Would love to hear you guys play some time.
Comment by Ed Sims on January 25, 2010 at 9:52pm
Hi Greg - I commisioned Jim to make the Winan banjo after I saw it at the Katonah Museum of Art exhibit in 2004. The hardware is original 19th c. I hope we can make it out East again.
Comment by Greg Adams on January 25, 2010 at 10:27pm
If you come to the Early Banjo Gathering in August, please do bring as many of your fine instruments as you can. They are wonderful. I've played several of Hartel's repros (I own one of his Ashborns), but have not had the chance to play one of his Winans 'no-names.' I was at the Katonah Exhibit during the Banjo Collectors Gathering. Were you there for that?


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