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A jig from Frank Converse's 1872 "The Banjo and How to Play It."

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Comment by Rob Mohr on May 19, 2019 at 10:59am

Well done, Andy...some of these tunes sound a little better on the steel strings. Is that a Buckbee(???) With the metal around the pot?? Those have such a neat sound!!

Comment by Andy Chase on May 19, 2019 at 12:09pm

Thanks, Rob. It's actually a 2014 Eastman Whyte Laydie. :) The strings are nylon (LaBella 17s, IIRC) but thanks to the whyte laydie tone ring and a bridge from Mr. Hooks it really sings!

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