Steve Martin donates custom-made banjo to American Banjo Museum

Steve Martin, legendary comedian, actor and musician, recently donated a custom-made banjo to Oklahoma City's American Banjo Museum.

Martin received the instrument in 2005 when he won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The Kennedy Center banjo and another rare 1920s banjo will soon be part of a permanent display at the museum.

"To many people of the current generation, Steve Martin is the banjo. Being able to display and share one of his personal instruments - a banjo which melds both the musical and comedic sides of such a beloved and respected entertainer and musician -is truly an honor for us," museum director Johnny Baier said.

“The museum is fantastic and will be a really good home for this special banjo,” Martin said.

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