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00:27Many old banjos from the 1880s through the turn of the century used a wooden rim with a German silver sheath. Sometimes both the inside and outside were covered. Many of the Fairbanks Electric models were made this way. Some people speculate that this feature was an attempt to modernize the banjo to distance it from it's folk roots. The fact that S.S. Stewart used this construction technique might lend credence to this theory.
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