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Spotted on the Dayton, Ohio Craigs' List today. Don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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Some months ago, I published blog called "Beware of “Dumb Like a Fox” Instrument Sellers" ( http://www.paulracemusic.com/musical-in ... t-sellers/ ). Among other things, it picks on people who "accidentally" wipe the brand name off of cheap instruments and pretend that they just MIGHT be high-end gear. Like the nameless antique banjo that a recent eBay seller tried to get more money for by pretending there just MIGHT be Whyte Ladie parts. ("NR Antique Vtg Fairbanks Vega 4 String TENOR BANJO Whyte Laydie?") Or the folks who take photos of a guitar, banjo, or mandolin from every angle but somehow miss the headstock.

The following Craig's list ad is an example: Six photos and not ONE closeup of the headstock. There doesn't seem to be a name on the headstock, but without a closeup photo you can't tell if it was a sticker that was peeled off, or has been deliberately sanded off so nobody could tell it was a bottom-of-the-line import.

Then I saw the last sentence and REALLY fell in love with the ad. Outside of frat boys, who has a sofa on the front porch? Maybe he was trying to stress the authenticity of his experience with the banjo. In that case, he should have mentioned a truck up on blocks in the front yard, or a hound dog at his feet. Good grief!

1970s Banjo - $120 (Yellow Springs)
It's an older five-string banjo in quite nice condition. Probably 1970s. Not sure who made it. With removable resonator. In original case. The banjo is ready to play. I've been playing it on the sofa on my front porch for the last few days and am impressed with it. It sounds good, man. If it's still listed here, I still have it. Call or text

(The original ad is here, though it will go away when it times out or actually sells the thing: http://dayton.craigslist.org/msg/5687711991.html )


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