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Weaver collectors- heres one for you...
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Recently picked up a Stewart princess that came in this (non original to the Stewart)leather Weaver banjo case. Never seen one like this before,i dont think it was made by Reliance, and is quite…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by thereallyniceman Oct 18, 2014.

Clifford Essex Professional model
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I have a really nice CE Professional that I would like to maybe sell .Its the large rim model,in excellent condition,great classic style banjo.it sounds amazing,deep and powerful sound,and im only…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Mar 23, 2014.

Dallas Presentation ZB
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Some photos of a recently aquired Presentation JE Dallas,serial number #6886.Jody Stecher has a very similar instrument.It plays and sounds amazingly well,with a high neck angle and all the banjo…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Houle Dec 5, 2012.

Miss May Darrell,worlds greatisit lady banjoist(?!) and her riley baker.
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I recently purchased an all metal Riley Baker zither banjo.Vic Godley,who i bought it from,aquired it in the 1970s from Tony,the grandson of the original owner,Miss May Darrell,of 224 Hanover st…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by skip sail Nov 15, 2012.

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Tremelo tips?

Ive never been able to develop a decent tremelo,any tips?

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 3:27 — 6 Comments

Washburn"presentation"model 1892

I picked up a beautiful Washburn Presentation model today,unfortunately with a plastic head,but once i can find the right 12" skin head ,an original  tailpiece,and some original friction tuners,I will report more on it,meanwhile heres a photo…

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Posted on March 30, 2012 at 13:33

Temletts banjos

first time posting,so i may mess this up!

some of the most beautiful english banjos i have seen are the ones made by Temlett and his son.i have owned a few,one of which i traded with bob brozman(he used it on a recent album,playing a blues piece!)

I will try and post some photos of a couple i kept,hope i can figure it out.…

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Posted on March 8, 2012 at 21:55 — 7 Comments

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At 10:17 on March 8, 2012, thereallyniceman said…

Welcome Skip Sail,

I am pleased that your CE Special has arrived. I hope that you find it as nice an instrument as I find mine. It just "feels" right somehow. I love those wood hoop Specials!

 Have fun on here, have a good look around and post comments etc. Let me know if you would like to add any content to our MUSIC LIBRARY. It would be gratefully received.

Ian, thereallyniceman

At 10:37 on April 10, 2012, Alan Sims said…

hi Skip ,ive had my CE just a little while ,had the frets redressed .she got a lovely sound. the washburn looks great .and the car looks something eles

At 22:37 on November 14, 2012, Shawn McSweeny said…

Hi Skip. You've really picked up on the fine quality of Consalvi's work and rightly noticed how superior it is to his successor's. Your WL7 is in good hands at last.

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