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John Huron

(n.d.) lives in Bristol
Handmade Fretless Mountain Banjo, n.d.
black walnut, groundhog hide, 37 ½ x 10 x 1 ¾ inches, 2002.50

Huron is a musician and builder of a variety of historical instruments. He combines music, history, and folklore in classes and demonstrations throughout the United States to preserve the heritage of Appalachian instruments and music. His handmade instruments reside in the collections of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.; Tennessee and North Carolina State Museums, and Colonial Williamsburg. The design of this banjo comes from a Stanley Hicks family pattern from over 100 years ago  from Watauga County, NC.