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GUEST,Songster Bob Merlin Banjo (and the Chicago Folk Scene) (112* d) RE: Merlin Banjo 15 Dec 04


Hey, Art, yes, it's me. I'm pretty sure it was a left-handed Merlin, though it's possible it was right-handed and she was trying to learn to play it lefty. I don't think so, though.

Merlins had, as I recall, tuners with a 32/1 ratio, so it took till next Tuesday to bring a string up to pitch. When you're used to friction pegs (ratio of 1/1), that was quite a change.

Bob Clayton

... and Jennifer's OK. So's Andrew, whom you may have never met (he's somewhat antisocial, and 13 now, so there goes even more in terms of being outgoing).


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