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Welcome to the preliminary Fretboard Summit schedule for 2016!

Sessions are subject to schedule changes and additions but we think we’re about 90% complete. As of October 5, 2016, we still have some rooms and tickets available if you want to sign up. Just go to fretboardsummit.com. But act fast... 
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Saturday, October 15 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Banjo Wars: Innovations and Marketing the Banjo, 1865-1898 with Stu Cohen

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The post-Civil War till the turn of the century was a period of innovation leading to the banjo we know today. The five Dobson brothers were at the vanguard of these innovations. The Music Emporium founder Stu Cohen walks us through their history and that of their commercial rival, S. S. Stewart.

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Stu Cohen

Co-Founder, The Music Emporium
Stu Cohen has been buying, selling and trading instruments since the early '60s. He opened the Music Emporium in 1968 and is an expert on American fretted instruments, including guitars, banjos and mandolins. 

Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Lecture Hall (Aragon IIIA)

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