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The Beaver Banjo Company

Among bluegrass and old time musicians, no one accessorizes like a banjo player. To satisfy the demand from restless yet discriminating banjo pickers, the Beaver Banjo Company ran display advertisements throughout the mid-90s, providing cutting-edge technology for the venerable five-string. The first advertisement was for the revolutionary Beaver Banjo "lick protector," which proved controversial, with a number of BNL readers objecting that the devise, if it caught on with pickers, "would ruin bluegrass music." Somehow, bluegrass music survived.
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