Pete Seeger’s banjo in IBMM

Carl Pagter recently presented Pete Seeger’s extended neck Vega banjo to the International Bluegrass Music Museum. He made the presentation during a recent trustees meeting in Owensboro, KY.

This is the same banjo that Seeger donated to Sing Out! magazine during a subscription drive in the ’70s. Pagter obtained the banjo from the estate of Rick Abrams who won the banjo from the magazine.

After the presentation was made, Kitsy Kuykendall, secretary of the board, had this to say.

He’s not a bluegrass musician, but that’s what sets us apart from other museums. We celebrate not only bluegrass, but its roots and branches as well.

Hat Tip: The Back Porch News