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00:24Earlier banjos tended to have a thinner rim or shell than modern banjos. The typical modern bluegrass banjo has a rim that is 3/4" to 7/8" thick. Early instruments often had rims as thin as 1/4". When referring to Whyte Laydie banjos, the term "Thin Rim" describes the earlier instruments which had thinner rims than the later ones.
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