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2006 Maple, Gold plated matching Flathead and Openback, "Bragi and Idunn"
These banjos were made for an Icelandic picker who wanted a matching pair of banjos named after the Norse gods, Bragi and his wife, Idunn. The customer's own rune was cut for him in the peghead, and an elder from his communicty gave him the good luck runes that make up the neck inlays.