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Bringing back an old Wards banjo..
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I have had an old Montgomery Wards "Windsor" banjo that has been sitting because the dowel stick was broken off in the neck.. Finally decided to get cracking on it...    It was made by Lyon &…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Crum Aug 29.

Songs for a beginner?
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I am looking for some easy tunes to play while trying to learn... I downloaded "The Banjo and how to play it" but they seem to go straight from learning scales to some of the most complicated music I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Nov 9, 2018.

What strings?
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Howdy. New member here..       I have been messing around with Clawhammer and some Irish tenor...   Now it is time to get serious... :)     I recently purchased an couple of old Zither banjos, and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Fairey Aug 30.

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Jan Fairey replied to Eric Crum's discussion What strings?
"Hi Eric, Thanks for your answer, it's really very helpful.  I did think the original screws must have a wider coarser thread. The ones used looked like they were only biting on the final 5mm of the thread because they must have been…"
Aug 30
Eric Crum replied to Eric Crum's discussion Bringing back an old Wards banjo..
"Got the hole cleaned out. Decided to try and repair the dowel rather than replace it...   A new piece epoxied to the end, with a 1/4 bras rod going through the center stoping just shy of the screw hole for the neck attachment. If anything,…"
Aug 29
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Bringing back an old Wards banjo..

I have had an old Montgomery Wards "Windsor" banjo that has been sitting because the dowel stick was broken off in the neck.. Finally decided to get cracking on it...    It was made by Lyon & Healy for Montgomery Wards in the mid 1890's.   Basically a  "Mystic" banjo with a different inlay on the peghead, and a double spun 11" rim...  All hardware is original, but the tailpiece has a broken bit... Spent the day getting the broken piece out of the neck... :)…See More
Aug 28
Eric Crum replied to Eric Crum's discussion What strings?
"Mine was held on with much coarser thread screws...  I will take a picture of one when I get a chance...  Might have some extras... I have quite a Windsor parts stash now... :)    The pot was warped on mine, causing the neck…"
Aug 28
Eric Crum replied to rick ceballos's discussion Clifford Essex Strings
"The "Classic Banjo" strings are great. The gut strings are different. I have the CE Classic mediums on all my banjos now. I think they sound great, and I have had no feathering or breaking issues."
Aug 9
Jan Fairey replied to Eric Crum's discussion What strings?
"Hi, I have a Windsor Idea number 8, "Has an issue with neck to pot connection" is an understatement. I looks like someone tried to conectit with the completely wrong srcews. Did you work out to solve the problem and have any…"
Jul 20
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Apr 10
Eric Crum replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Windsor Artiste 3
"I even have half a body I could send you.. It has more than enough veneer and binding to repair yours..I have been using bits of it to repair the rest of my collection.. :)  Few layers of painters tape over the top, so it doesn't fall…"
Apr 8
Eric Crum replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Windsor Artiste 3
"I have spares... Shoot me an address and I will send you some... Give me the head size so I make sure to send the right ones.. Windsor uses 2 sizes.. :)The cracking in the veneer by the neck is just visual The necka are screwed to rhe rim quite well…"
Apr 7
Eric Crum replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"I buy and restore Windsor Zither banjos.  I have a few for sale now. Where are you located? I am in the US.  I would be happy to pass along some pictures and info for what I have.   All are excelemt players, but some have minor…"
Mar 30
Eric Crum replied to John Cohen's discussion 11.5" Pot Weaver and Cello Banjo for Sale
"That is awesome....   Just spent all my folding money on a Windsor Popular #1 from EBAY.. Might have to check you out when the next paycheck hits...  :)   I have been looking for a Cello banjo for a while. I also have a…"
Feb 28
Eric Crum replied to John Cohen's discussion 11.5" Pot Weaver and Cello Banjo for Sale
"What are you asking for the Cello?  Any  other info/pictures available?   Where abouts in the US are you?"
Feb 28
Eric Crum replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Windsor Banjo De Luxe No 1
"Unfortunately, not me... :("
Feb 10
Eric Crum replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Windsor Banjo De Luxe No 1
"Nothing to see here...... Move along... ;)"
Feb 7

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