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A "Nice" S/M Banjo?
Here's an antique banjo made by W. Nice, of Fleet Street, London:
The brackets on open back banjos have a tendency to dig into the player's leg a bit, but Mr. Nice apparently figured banjo pickers were a hardy breed capable of enduring a bit of pain for the sake of their art:
These ends are original, and they make a surgical point of " a banjo on my knee."
Refinished Martin Guitars
Quite a paint job, isn't it? This is a 1936 Martin R-17 archtop guitar, which was clearly in fine structural shape when it was customized:
You don't see work like this very often these days:
This instrument was a visitor to the A.S.I.A. Symposium in Nashville on March 23, 2000.
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