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Nine O'Clock Bell Jig with Variations and Clock

Thumb lead piece from Buckley's 1868 "Guide to the Banjo" by Rob Morrison

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Comment by Rob Morrison on January 24, 2014 at 12:12pm

I'm playing this thumb lead piece on a circa 1885 Chas. E. Dobson banjo from the Buckbee factory with an oddball tone ring mounted on the exterior surface of the rim.  The clock was a wedding present from my wife 37 years ago.

Comment by Mark Weems on January 24, 2014 at 5:35pm

Love that Dobson tone!

Comment by Rob Morrison on January 24, 2014 at 5:50pm

Me too.  When I bought this banjo about 30 years ago (I think I paid about $100.00), the whole thing, both the wood and the metal, were covered with silver radiator paint.  It came out nicely as you can see.


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