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L. Gatcomb Story
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In the Gatcomb Banjo Registry site is a link to an article detailing the life and mysterious disappearance of L. Gatcomb in 1899. It's a strange tale. Here's page 1 of the article. You can read the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher May 14.

Acme Banjo Method

Please be advised that the Acme Banjo Method has been added to the Banjo Tutor Books Collection. It is A notation and the author is N. P. B. Curtiss. A number of the tunes from it have been…Continue

Started Dec 18, 2020

Banjo - 7 string fretless - unbranded
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A friend has a banjo that they have inherited. It has 7 strings, is fretless, has a skin on both sides of the hoop secured by drawing pins. It appears to be quite old, with the remaining original…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Bettega Aug 20, 2020.

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Edward Bettega replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"Thanks for the link to forgotten wisdom. What a great site. I've seen lots of ads in old journals such as Crescendo, Cadenza and S. S. Stewart's for banjo orchestra music. I haven't been able able to find any in the digital domain. I…"
Jul 26
Jody Stecher replied to Edward Bettega's discussion L. Gatcomb Story
"There have been several discussions about him on this forum which you can find using the search function in the upper right hand corner. He kept company with shady characters and it was said he had been seen to walk through walls as well. And that…"
May 14
Edward Bettega replied to Edward Bettega's discussion L. Gatcomb Story
"What was Parke Hunter's story?"
May 14
Jody Stecher replied to Edward Bettega's discussion L. Gatcomb Story
"Yikes, L Gatcomb gives Parke Hunter serious competition in the Shady Living In the Margins.   My first banjo was a Gatcomb. It had inlaid markers instead of frets. It was a nice well-made banjo. My dad bought it for me when I was 12. We found…"
May 13
Edward Bettega posted a discussion

L. Gatcomb Story

In the Gatcomb Banjo Registry site is a link to an article detailing the life and mysterious disappearance of L. Gatcomb in 1899. It's a strange tale. Here's page 1 of the article. You can read the whole thing by following the link below - https://gatcombbanjoregistry.weebly.com/lincoln-b-gatcomb.htmlSee More
May 13
Edward Bettega and Brett Lowe are now friends
Jan 18
Edward Bettega replied to Brett Lowe's discussion Banjo in New Zealand 1860 - 1940
"Here's a clipping from S. S. Stewart that I have in my collection -New%20Zealand%20Stewart-107-10.pdf"
Jan 9
Edward Bettega replied to Milwaukee Matzen's discussion Books on history of classic banjo? And, CD’s of classic banjo music?
"I think "The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century" is worth having. I found it very informative. Lots of good quality pictures. The primary focus is the refinement in banjo construction and the popularisation of the instrument. Another book I…"
Dec 25, 2020
Edward Bettega posted a discussion

Acme Banjo Method

Please be advised that the Acme Banjo Method has been added to the Banjo Tutor Books Collection. It is A notation and the author is N. P. B. Curtiss. A number of the tunes from it have been transposed by me to C and Ian has added them to the music library. The rest will follow in the near future.See More
Dec 18, 2020
Edward Bettega replied to Joel Hooks's discussion E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor
"Yes I did. There a few tunes that seem to be unique to Mackney -  Choose To Be A Daisy Darkies' Christmas Day Di, Di, Di! Peter Gray Sally Come Up The Washington Post March"
Dec 17, 2020
Edward Bettega replied to Joel Hooks's discussion E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor
Dec 15, 2020
Edward Bettega replied to Joel Hooks's discussion E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor
"Looking at the contents of the J. Williams edition, a lot of the titles seem to have been copied from Buckley's Guide For Banjo (1868). The other Mackney tutor (Herman Darewski Music Publishing) has a totally different selection of tunes."
Dec 15, 2020
Edward Bettega commented on Byron Thomas's blog post 7 String banjo sheet music
"Briggs Banjo Instructor was written for a banjo tuned 5D 4G 3D 2F# 1A. It may be worth a look as the range is close to what you would have on the 7 string. I have a pdf if you can't find it on-line."
Dec 15, 2020
Edward Bettega commented on Byron Thomas's blog post 7 String banjo sheet music
"Ballantine's Banjo Method is written for 5 and 7 string banjo. It has a number of tunes in it."
Dec 15, 2020
Edward Bettega replied to Edward Bettega's discussion Banjo - 7 string fretless - unbranded
"Hello Keith, thank you for the information. I see there are a few photos on the internet of TunbridgeWare banjos. I have not heard of them before."
Aug 20, 2020
Keith Wilson replied to Edward Bettega's discussion Banjo - 7 string fretless - unbranded
"Hello Edward, Your friend has a VERY rare and unusual TunbridgeWare Banjo. I have several in my collection but NOT one like this. It may be more correct to call the inlay " Parquetry, " as the pattern is more Geometric.. The tacks used…"
Aug 19, 2020

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