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Here are some pictures of a rosewood Windsor i own ; i founded 2 interesting / lovely docs in the case ; one is an historic of the banjo ; and also a manuscrit ' 2nd part of a Polka march " the White coons " composed by Sam Payne . i checked the Library ; there are only the 1st Bj part and the piano part . So this manuscrit ' part is perfect to add to our Library ;
Don 't know who used to write it ? ? any idea ?
Nice looking banjo Marc,
What model is it?... does parallel apply to the neck?? It is a "Whirle" of some type but I know little about Windsor banjos. I think that the heading in the letter may mean pyxe tailpiece, not pike?
Thank you for the White Coons 2nd. I have added it to the MUSIC LIBRARY as part of the PDF download for the score.
I can't recall seeing the name Fairrie in the B.M.G. mags of the time. The 2nd part looks like a handwritten copy of the official printed version; before the days of the photocopier it was common to find music copied like this.
I think perhaps "parallel" refers to the two sides of the neck and fingeboard. No indentation between the 5th fret and nut.