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WEAVER/CLIFFORD ESSEX FOR SALE.
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If anyone is interested, there is currently an A. Weaver built Clifford Essex, 15a Grafton St. W. for sale on Gumtree.com. It is in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK and is £300. It has been on there for 25…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by marc dalmasso Mar 11.

Identify my banjo.
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Can anyone tell me when this banjo might have been made and if it looks to be by a particular maker? I can't see anything written on it anywhere and there are no signs of a label having ever been…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Feb 23.

Turners 60 breakdowns, jigs and hornpipes.
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I had to do a factory reset on my tablet and wasn't able to save the Turner book. I have searched the archives but can't find it. Can someone please tell me where it is or post a link? Thanks.Kind…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by IAN SALTER Jan 23.

RECOMMENDATION FOR BEGINNER'S.
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For anyone interested in playing music that predates ragtime, I recommend Harry Turner's 'Melodious Banjo Studies And Exercises', that is in the Tutor Books section.It was written for 'Young…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by IAN SALTER Jan 16.

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marc dalmasso replied to IAN SALTER's discussion WEAVER/CLIFFORD ESSEX FOR SALE.
"WEAVER / NOT a 100 %  ' rule  but , 11 brackets , each side means 10 1/2   or 11 12 brackets , each side , means 11 1/2  or 12       inches ' pot"
Mar 11
Joel Hooks replied to IAN SALTER's discussion WEAVER/CLIFFORD ESSEX FOR SALE.
"Links are helpful. There is a CE Professional here... https://www.gumtree.com/p/banjos/swap-vintage-clifford-essex-professional-no.-147-classic-banjo/1368774201 These are great banjos but were not built by Weaver. And here is the other…"
Mar 11
IAN SALTER posted a discussion

WEAVER/CLIFFORD ESSEX FOR SALE.

If anyone is interested, there is currently an A. Weaver built Clifford Essex, 15a Grafton St. W. for sale on Gumtree.com. It is in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK and is £300. It has been on there for 25 days.I've emailed the seller for details of it's condition, but have not had a reply yet. I have decided not to buy it as I'm sticking to the zither banjo.Kind regards, Ian.See More
Mar 11
Joel Hooks replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"Hi Pär, So there seems to be speculation and documentation.  The sizes I give are based on what was used by Fred Van Eps when nylon came out.  We have measured strings that he installed on banjos.  These sizes were also given in…"
Feb 29
Pär Engstrand replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"So, I'm a bit confused about this with the historical string gauges. Just read on Gamut Strings homepage: "Banjos were very popular in the United States in the late 1800s, and, consequently, there are lots of strings that survive for us to…"
Feb 28
R L Vaughn replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"Thanks Ian!  I have been looking for some gut strings."
Feb 27
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"Thanks Ian. I do try to understand how these things work and follow straightforward instructions, but always seem to end up with a different result.  Ian."
Feb 26
thereallyniceman replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"HINTS: Use the toolbar to attach files, links movies etc."
Feb 26
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"Hi Par, nick and RL, I don't know how to add a link to your current thread, so I'm reposting this information from my first short lived period of learning CB.  Ian."
Feb 26
Jody Stecher replied to IAN SALTER's discussion Identify my banjo.
"Whoops I found a typo in my message. I meant to say that to change a vellum one does *not* need to be an expert luthier.  It seems that the word "not" got lost."
Feb 23
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion Identify my banjo.
"Hi Jody, Thanks very much for your input. The pegs are celluloid and my feeling is that they are probably the original set. I've been looking at images of banjos that date from the 1880s that have the same features as mine. As it appears to be…"
Feb 23
Jody Stecher replied to IAN SALTER's discussion Identify my banjo.
"Your banjo appears to be from the early 20th century. Friction pegs are a 19th century banjo feature but these look in the photo to be plastic which would suggest later manufacture. But maybe they are wood or bone. And maybe they are not the…"
Feb 23
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion Identify my banjo.
"A week has past with 153 views of my banjo. Does anyone have even a rough idea, based on the design characteristics as to how old it is? I know that I could and really should, replace the head but my current situation allows very little time to do…"
Feb 23
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Valentine by Alfred D. Cammeyer on a Windsor Zither Banjo.

"There is currently a clean looking Windsor Artiste 4 on eBay for anyone interested."
Feb 18
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion Identify my banjo.
Feb 15
IAN SALTER posted a discussion

Identify my banjo.

Can anyone tell me when this banjo might have been made and if it looks to be by a particular maker? I can't see anything written on it anywhere and there are no signs of a label having ever been attached. Although it appears to have been well made, I'm puzzled by the fact that the back side of the perch pole has been left rough cut and not planed smooth. Was this a common practice on this unseen section? As can be seen, the head has burst and I've taped it enough to be just about playable…See More
Feb 14

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At 21:33 on November 7, 2017, carrie horgan said…

Thanks Ian - I hope you are enjoying learning classic banjo.  Are you new to playing the banjo or have you migrated over from another style of banjo playing? Let me know if I can be of any help.

Carrie 

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