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Dulcet banjo?

I have a dulcet banjo which I believe was a fretless in the past and the MOP floral design was originally ''German silver'.'but some one had prised it out for whatever reason   It  has a pot diameter…Continue

Started Aug 19, 2012

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Dear sir I would appreciate some advice you could give me please if you can to enable me to put two of my banjo's back to their playable best .They are a Windsor Artiste No2 and an old Barnes and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by graham brierley Aug 14, 2012.

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"I agree and the pot is also Vega."
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Barnes & Mullins stamp

"I am in the process of bringing my Amboyna banjo up to scratch(new skin,strings etc) As you can see by the Barnes @ Mullins stamp on the neck and also on the rear of the peg head,and inside of the pot, I wondered if it was made when Abbott worked…"
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"The pics below are from my B&M amboyna .Any guidance on setup on tailpiece would be much appreciated Thank you.. ..Graham"
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Aug 20, 2012
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Dulcet banjo?

I have a dulcet banjo which I believe was a fretless in the past and the MOP floral design was originally ''German silver'.'but some one had prised it out for whatever reason   It  has a pot diameter of  12 3/4 '' and a neck scale of 18''.Because it has been fretted you can see from the pics that the 5th string pip is in the wrong position [1 fret out]  and I am wondering if I should remove the frets and return it to its original state  by replacing the fret slots with thin wood strips to…See More
Aug 19, 2012
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Aug 19, 2012
graham brierley replied to graham brierley's discussion old banjo;s
"As far as I know it seems to be a very professional repair to the neck done by  a very good luthier in the UK. I have looked at it a few times and I'm still not quite sure how he started to do it .I'll do some close up pics if you…"
Aug 14, 2012
skip sail replied to graham brierley's discussion old banjo;s
"Is it my imagination ,or has the Barnes and Mullins been "Seegerized" by lengthening the neck,the process of which is described in Petes early banjo book? I have seen some truly evil seegerizations,the worst of which was an amateur job on…"
Aug 13, 2012
Mike Amato commented on graham brierley's photo
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"It looks like a 1920s Vega resonator to me."
Aug 13, 2012
thereallyniceman replied to graham brierley's discussion old banjo;s
"Hi Graham, I am no expert on Zither banjos, but there are several people on here who are, or you could check out David Wade's website www.zither-banjo.org where you will find a whole host of information on ZBs."
Aug 13, 2012
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old banjo;s

Dear sir I would appreciate some advice you could give me please if you can to enable me to put two of my banjo's back to their playable best .They are a Windsor Artiste No2 and an old Barnes and Mullins [ with Amboyna wood inlay to the body] which ,Im sorry to say have lived most of their lives under a bed,Both are in pretty good criginal condition but the neck of the B&M seems to have been repaired , very professionally in the past At the moment they have steel strings on them ? I dont…See More
Aug 12, 2012
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Jul 16, 2012
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" Hello thank you for the comment. Its an ''unknown'' maker but the pot looks very much like a Tubaphone. I will post some more pics to see if anyone  recognizes anything  about it. I also have a few more…"
Jul 16, 2012
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"That is a spiffy looking banjo. What make and model is that? You can't beat a bit of "Bling".  Is that original gold plating too?"
Jul 16, 2012
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