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Thread #36665   Message #509235
17-Jul-01 - 11:17 PM
Thread Name: Help: Long neck banjo and Autoharp
Subject: RE: Help: Long neck banjo and Autoharp
I've just been given a one of a kind, longnecked 25 fret banjo, by a friend (In his 90's and going blind) who's moving to florida to live with a newice, since his wife died. I'll ask him if he has any more long necks available. He's a world renound luthier named Todd Farnham, of Tiverton Rhode Island. The banjo he gave me has a pot made by F.J. Bacon HIMSELF before he formed his partnership with "Day" (B&D Banjo Co, Groton, Connecticut) Todd made th neck. It was the firwt musical instrument he ever had a part in making. What a sound!!! I used to have a B&D "Silver Bell" (lost ) and often wondered what a Bacon would sound like with a "Weather King " Head. WOW!. Anyway, I'll ask Todd about another long neck. (I'm giving my Gibson Mastertone to my son) My Silver Bell had a Rogers 3 star calfskin head. It was before Plastics.

regards, Jody