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Wilmshurst zither banjo.

Can anyone tell me when this banjo may have been made? The only images I have seen of Wilmshurst's zither banjos show them with an ornate metal fretwork surrounding the head. Mine does not appear to…Continue

Started Nov 24

New budget banjo recommendations.
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I would like to buy a banjo to use everyday and take anywhere so that I can keep my 1880/90s instrument for playing only at home. As a beginner with a particular interest in the late 19th century…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by IAN SALTER Nov 6.

NEW STRINGS.
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I would like to tell members about the gut strings I've just had made. Is it permissible to provide the maker's details?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by IAN SALTER Oct 17.

Date of my flush fret?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Wade Sep 30.

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Wilmshurst zither banjo.

Can anyone tell me when this banjo may have been made? The only images I have seen of Wilmshurst's zither banjos show them with an ornate metal fretwork surrounding the head. Mine does not appear to have ever had this so I'm wondering if it is an earlier model or maybe a lower grade instrument. Any information would be appreciated.Kind regards, Ian.See More
Nov 24
IAN SALTER left a comment for carrie horgan
"Hi Carrie, I have really enjoyed playing stroke style from the Briggs' book on my tackhead but I'm finding the classic style much more satisfying, even at this very early stage. I'm taking it very slowly, working from…"
Nov 8
carrie horgan left a comment for IAN SALTER
"Thanks Ian - I hope you are enjoying learning classic banjo.  Are you new to playing the banjo or have you migrated over from another style of banjo playing? Let me know if I can be of any help. Carrie "
Nov 7
carrie horgan and IAN SALTER are now friends
Nov 7
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion New budget banjo recommendations.
"Hi Carrie, Thank you for your reply. Although I could buy a more expensive new model, I am really happy with my good quality vintage banjo. However, I do most of my practice in my garden shed and I don't want to continue subjecting it to the…"
Nov 6
carrie horgan replied to IAN SALTER's discussion New budget banjo recommendations.
"Hi Ian - what is your budget?  I started out learning on a basic Ozark (can't remember the model number but it was the second in their range) and I was happy enough with it.  I do recall the tuners weren't great, especially the…"
Nov 6
IAN SALTER posted a discussion

New budget banjo recommendations.

I would like to buy a banjo to use everyday and take anywhere so that I can keep my 1880/90s instrument for playing only at home. As a beginner with a particular interest in the late 19th century polkas, shottisches and waltzes I would like a new, basic open back banjo that could be likened to a pre 1900 budget instrument. After a fair amount of thought and research, I am considering the Ozark 2102g.I would very much appreciate any comments on this banjo or others with a similar specification…See More
Nov 5
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"Hi Anthony, Yes, NRI made these: 1st a string Low Twist Gut 27 thou 2nd f# string Low Twist Gut 36 thou 3rd d string High Twist Gut 45 thou 4th a string Silver wound on silk 5.5 kg 5th d string Low Twist Gut 27 thou I have one set tuned to d G D F#…"
Oct 17
Anthony Derycke replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"hello, is it possible to have guts strings for minstrel banjo? for tuning in .. d G D F # A?"
Oct 16
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"Thanks Ian. The strings are from Northern Renaissance Instruments in Manchester, England. The contact number is +44 (0)161 881 8134 and it was Bill that made the strings for me. The following details are from the invoice: 1st d string Low Twist Gut…"
Oct 11
thereallyniceman replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"Go ahead Ian. I have no objections and maybe it would help others looking for strings"
Oct 11
IAN SALTER posted a discussion

NEW STRINGS.

I would like to tell members about the gut strings I've just had made. Is it permissible to provide the maker's details?See More
Oct 11
David Wade replied to IAN SALTER's discussion Date of my flush fret?
"Interesting...look forward to seeing you on the 14th - make your self known to us... Best David"
Sep 30
IAN SALTER and Daniel Bradbury are now friends
Sep 30
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion Date of my flush fret?
"Hi David, That is interesting. I have been looking at as many photos as I can find online and the only instrument that has a similar peghead is an English 7 string that was owned by Dick Glasgow and then Rob MacKillop. It is in the photos on this…"
Sep 29
David Wade replied to IAN SALTER's discussion Date of my flush fret?
"Strangley enough I've seen a neck very similar to this one quite recently - it had been fretted with some strange looking pieces of copper. It had the same design of peghead, no fingerboard and a spoon heel - I'd put it early '70s/80s."
Sep 29

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At 21:33 on November 7, 2017, carrie horgan said…

Thanks Ian - I hope you are enjoying learning classic banjo.  Are you new to playing the banjo or have you migrated over from another style of banjo playing? Let me know if I can be of any help.

Carrie 

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