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Jim Jacquet playing a restored 1860s banjo. E tuning.

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Comment by Tom Taggart on December 3, 2015 at 11:22pm

That has a really nice sound to it.  Thanks for posting the video so we could hear it.

Comment by Jim Jacquet on December 3, 2015 at 11:27pm
Isn't that a sweet sounding banjo? Seems to echo almost. Was originally found in an estate sale in New York State, so speculating it was made by a New York maker.
Comment by Chris Prieto on December 4, 2015 at 12:19am

man that is cool, pretty awesome to bring back to life and give it a second chance :)

Comment by Dave Vinci on December 9, 2015 at 12:03pm

Nice sounding banjo!  There is something really special about finding an old banjo and restoring it to playable condition so it can sing again.  I was fortunate to find an 1888 Stuart that I was able to do just that. Have fun with yours.

Comment by Jim Jacquet on December 9, 2015 at 5:49pm
Dave--love the old Stewarts! Have several of those, plus an Acme, by Stewart. Never met a Stewart banjo I didn't like!


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