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 #124805  by mutant_dan
 Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:37 pm
Early on Jerry played a Weymann that he bought with the proceeds from his wedding.

http://www.thebestofwebsite.com/Bands/J ... _Years.htm

During OAITW he played Gibson banjos, a RB250 or an RB1.

http://www.banjohangout.org/archive/173127

Knowing what a prankster Jerry was I would think he had someone stop at a pawnshop on the way to the taping and buy this banjo to give away.
 #124806  by tcsned
 Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:54 pm
This banjo (Lida Banjo) is a Japanese made and relatively cheap banjo as far as banjos go. I'm sure Jerry never gigged with it. Still kinda cool, but not worth a ton of money as an instrument. The older ones were certainly better than the newer models.
 #124813  by Jimaroe
 Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:49 pm
Great info. Thanks tcsned and mutant_dan. Appreciate the link, good read.