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Re: Dave's SS Stewart banjo
Posted by Rick Daly on 4/27/2017, 12:37 am, in reply to "Re: Dave's SS Stewart banjo"
Edited by Rick Daly on 4/27/2017, 12:46 am
Joe, it definitely had a wooden pot. I know that because the banjo was in a little rough shape when I got it. So I took it all apart (like I knew what I was doing...hahaha) and I sanded and actually refinished the pot and took all the metal to a local company who re-plated it for me. And I know it was an old banjo because my Grandfather had it for many years according to what he told me. The banjo was eventually replaced with a 1964 Ode Model 1 long neck, which I initially was renting from a local music store. Then, as a high school graduation gift, my parents bought it outright for me. That one has (I still have it) an aluminum pot. And when I once had to replace the head, I found that it has what appears to be a rolled brass tone ring. Then finally, that was replaced by my 1962 or 63 Vega Seeger. I'm still trying to be sure about the date because it has a funky serial number compared to all the other Vega serial numbers. Here's a picture of the Ode. It actually says Muse on the peghead, but it was made by Ode. I checked on that years ago and they told me that Odes were sold direct from the factory and the banjos they sent out to stores were called Muse. Don't know why, but that's what Chuck Ogsbury (sp?) told me. The inside of the pot has Ode stamped on it.
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