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Looking for a Plectrum banjo...

Started by Russ Chandler in Classic Banjo on Wednesday.

Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later). 21 Replies

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ABF Rally report Sept 29-Oct 3...making lemonade out of a lemon! 11 Replies

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Sandy River Rag...1913..Thomas Stephen Allen 8 Replies

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The Minstrel band..A Rag..1909..Albert Gumble

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Oct 2.

New CE Armrests? 2 Replies

Started by Joel Hooks in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Joel Hooks Sep 28.

Homespun Rag..(1913)..Thos. Stephen Allen. 2 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison Sep 26.

That Dawggone Rag...1913...Maurice K. Smith

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Sep 24.

NING ERRORS, YET AGAIN!!!! 2 Replies

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by thereallyniceman Sep 20.

A "NEW" Olly Oakley recording! ... well, new to me!!! 3 Replies

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Sep 19.

North Pole Rag...1909...John Lind

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Sep 19.

Clifford Essex 5 String Banjo?? 2 Replies

Started by Anthony Douglas Day in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Joel Hooks Sep 18.

The Sultan's Cakewalk...1900...C. F. Pleininger 2 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison Sep 17.

Sambo's Delight..1900..Deloss Everett

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Sep 14.

Silver Leaf Rag..1911..Dan Goldsmith.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Sep 13.

Banjo Times Magazines 1 Reply

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Russ Chandler Sep 12.

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Fred and George Van Eps: profiles in jazz

Fred and George Van Eps are featured in September issue of The Syncopated Times - it's well worth subscribing to The Syncopated Times if you are interested in early jazz and ragtime: https://syncopatedtimes.com/fred-and-george-van-eps-profiles-in-jazz/

Posted by carrie horgan on September 1, 2021 at 17:19 — 5 Comments

Olly Oakley plays Gallopade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvs_pEnVevQ

Amazing skills - haven't heard this one before, I think this a Cammeyer tune.

Posted by carrie horgan on July 14, 2021 at 7:22 — 2 Comments

 

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Looking for a Plectrum banjo...

I hope you'll all forgive me going a little off topic but does anyone have a decent player quality Plectrum banjo for sale?I've been invited to join a band, and I've always fancied having a go at some trad banjo.Having said that it will be a side…See More
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Jody Stecher replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later).
"My old friend, the late Jon Sholle, probably the best guitarist I ever heard, got a new phone and was trying to enter the number and of course his *name* in the New York City telephone directory, the "White Pages".  He said to the…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later).
"Pfft. Somewhere, somehow, deep in the mists of time, I authorized a legal document that had "Mark". Now, every legal document sez Marc aka "Mark". I asked the lawyer about it and she said, "You don't have enough money…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later).
"Oh dang… Marc.  Sorry about the k."
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Jody Stecher replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later).
"Of course. I should have known."
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Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later).
"Who knows?  My CG is pretty standard as far as they go and fairly late having a payment book with a first payment of January 24, 1930 (and final payment of July 30, 1930 signed by A. P. Sharpe). I know that they had a few people making them but…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later).
"Gravitas."
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Jody Stecher replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later).
"That's Nine More i'n it? I wonder what accounts for the extra half pound and one ounce. A resonator? Fat frets?  Mine has no arm rest. Maybe that reduces the weight a bit. Maybe yours has Heavier Inlays!  Maybe it's the…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later).
"Concert Grand = 7 Lbs 13 oz"
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Jody Stecher replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later).
"What does it weigh?  :-) I've had a CE Regal and and an Imperial model. Both excellent banjos. I've played 2 Boudoir Grands, 2 Professionals, 2 Regals besides mine, and about 4 or 5 Paragons.  I found the Paragons to be ok, but…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later).
"I also have a Concert Grand (can you tell I like CE banjos?)."
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Jody Stecher replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Professional Dating (they were made 1922 or later).
"Yeah, mine is a different model, XX Special,the one that later was called Concert Grand. I mentioned it and its weight because at present it is my only Clifford Essex banjo.  Just for comparison."
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