March 2012 Blog Posts (4)

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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Added by skip sail on March 30, 2012 at 13:33 — No Comments

New Banjo-New Look

Hello all. As long as we are talking about interesting banjos, you should check out the Romero banjos from Horsefly, British Columbia. Very nice looking. His skin heads are very unique.

Another site I am not sure if many of you have experienced is the Banjoworld website in Germany. It is pretty impressive. I think this man has Ray Jones beat as a collector.

Added by Hal Allert on March 14, 2012 at 22:41 — 2 Comments

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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Added by skip sail on March 8, 2012 at 21:55 — 7 Comments

A shot rang out...!

Yesterday, I drove 2.5 hrs up to the Nashville, TN area for BUW (Breaking Up Winter). BUW is an Old-Time festival that has been held the first weekend in March for the past 15 or so years at a small State Park in Lebanon, TN (Cedars Of Lebanon State Park, no less).

This "festival" (it is really just an excuse to gather OT players and have an extended jam) is one of those places where you meet old friends, play a lot of music and unwind. I usually take a pile of banjos and spend a bit…

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Added by Trapdoor2 on March 4, 2012 at 16:04 — 2 Comments

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