Posted by Doc Warlick on May 13, 19102 at 09:34:47:
In Reply to: Earl's GRANADA's spec on 60's posted by kei on May 09, 19102 at 05:01:38:
From "Masters of the 5-String Banjo," the original neck was curly maple with the standard Granada inlays. In 1950, Gibson put a new neck on with bow-tie inlays. In 1958, the neck warped and was replaced with a mahagony neck with H&F inlays as you described. The neck was made by J.W. Gower in Nashville. In the mid 1960s, a rosewood fingerboard was installed by Walt Pittman. In the late sixties, Jim Faulkner made a curly maple neck with the H&F inlays. As of 1985, this was the neck still being used.
The pot was never changed. The original banjo was purchased by Fisher Hendley of the Aristocratic Pigs...Snuffy Jenkins bought it and traded it to Don Reno in 1943 or so. Earl got it from Don in a trade in 1948. Earl was using a 1934 RB-3 with a style 4 neck before he got the Granada. The RB-3 was the one Don used and is still in the Reno family.
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