: I'd love to know the model and serial number of that banjo. I've been told it's a
: Universal Favorite, but it has much fancier inlays than the other Universal
: Favorites I've seen.
: Samuel Swain Stewart's company made banjos for years, but the best ones were made
: before he died in 1898. It's fitting that Dave started out with a Stewart banjo
: because Stewart did a lot to popularize the 5-string banjo in the late 19th century
: and Dave, of course, did a lot to revive its popularity in the mid-20th century.
: I wonder how it sounds. Tom Guard is a good clawhammer player, so it would be
: interesting to see how it sounds in his able hands.