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    Looking for a Good banjo for Sale?

    Mel Bay, a jazz guitarist, was born in Bunker (Ozark Mountain), Missouri on February 25, 1913. At the age 13 he bought a Sears instrument and played his first gig a few weeks later. He still remembers playing up to the point where his fingers were undeveloped. Shortly thereafter, Mel picked up the tenor banjo and continued to master both. Mel was a part of a wide variety of characters and bands throughout his teens. No “gig” was more unusual than the one Mel landed with, Mel calling him a “snake oil salesman”. The flamboyant peddler would drive his Pierce Arrow car, complete with its steer horns, to the middle…

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