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    I just noticed something in the final scene of Citizen Kane. I don't know how I missed that. I've watched that movie a half dozen times over the years.
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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Guitar case?
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    That is a small sled, I would say mandolin or banjo mandolin.
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    The case looks round at the bottom. Could be a mando banjo, but I'm guessing banjo case (foreshortened camera perspective).

    Calls to mind the old joke:

    What's the difference between a banjo and an accordion? The accordion takes longer to burn.

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    I'm sure that's a banjo case. I never noticed it until the last time I looked at it. Orson really knew how to stoke a fire.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    And it's an end-opening "canvas" banjo case.

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    "Burn, banjo, burn!" as the Mandolin Power activists used to say ...

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    I'm sure that's a banjo case.
    Well, that explains it.
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    Rosebud.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    I have heard of guys 'burning up the strings' - but this was a little to literal for me. I just hope that the case was actually empty.
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    Those cases aren't much good anyway.
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