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serial #67 - 2009
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I asked a lot of Luke. ...
I wanted a 1880’s Dobson Banjo but with modern amenities. When I first looked at Luke's web site he was not producing what I wanted, but I asked anyway. Luke was unfazed. He seemed enthralled with my project and set out on a year long effort to develop the features that I wanted in the banjo! Now I posses an instrument that actually exceeds my expectations and is the envy of all my banjer playing friends. Luke was spot on with the look and sound of the iconic H.C. Dobson, Silver chime, yet it is every bit the modern player.
Your banjo is as fine a banjo as I have ever played. You do not need to concern yourself with how you compare to any other maker.
You have arrived. You Sir, are a banjo maker. One for the ages.
July 4, 2009
Luke Mercier Handmade Violins & Banjos
346 Bateman Road
RR1 Spring Brook, Ontario