I had one of these in my shop last year for the Holidays and was hoping I'd get one this year... but couldn't be sure. So, when I got the phone call that another was coming, I was happy beyond words! What got me excited? This wonderful piece of musical magic, known as a Banjo Orchestra!! This one is a reproduction built by the D. C. Ramey Piano Company, located right here in my own town, Marysville, OH!
Here's a little bio: The Ramey Banjo-Orchestra is a totally new orchestrion based on a similar instrument, the Banjorchestra, first introduced in 1914. The instrument consists of piano, banjo, snare drum, tambourine, triangle, wood block, castanets, bass drum and cymbal.
Right now it's set up to play Christmas music and when it kicks in, the whole store is rockin'! :-)
If you'd like more information on this amazing piece, go to http://www.dcramey.com/
Thanks so much to everyone who came out for the Open House. The past two days were amazing and we really enjoyed visiting with everyone!