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Rare 11.5" Weaver for sale.
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I'm selling a really great 11.5" head Weaver. It was recently  refretted with period-correct frets by Kevin Enoch and is ready to play. I'd love to see it go to a fellow classic style player - please…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Cohen Jul 21, 2020.

Eric Stefanelli Tubaphone
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Anybody know where Rob MacKillop's Stefanelli Tubaphone ended up? I love how that banjo sounds in Rob's videos and am curious what its specifications are (pot size, scale length, action/bridge…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand Mar 25, 2020.

11.5" Pot Weaver and Cello Banjo for Sale
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I have an 11.5" Weaver for sale. If anybody here is interested, send me a message. It's ready to go for classic style, and the larger size Weavers are hard to find and a joy to play. I also have a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Crum Feb 28, 2020.

Weaver for sale!

I have one last 11'' Weaver for sale for a low price. It's a "player" and not a collector's piece, but it's a really fun banjo. I'll have it with me at the ABF Rally and am also able to ship it if…Continue

Started Sep 30, 2019

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John Cohen and Rob MacKillop are now friends
Aug 23
John Cohen replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Cubital tunnel syndrome
"Hi Ian, I suffered from cubital tunnel for a few years . . . I got it from years of playing heavy metal on the electric guitar. It's a condition that one never truly recovers from, but it can be managed. The tingling in the little finger and…"
Jun 1
John Cohen replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Terribly Sad News for the Classic Banjo Community
"I was so sorry to hear this. RIP and condolences to his family. Who will take up the zither banjo torch now that David has passed?"
Apr 5
John Cohen replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Joe Morley Playing for Sailors
"It's a 12" Weaver."
Mar 3
John Cohen replied to morten lind's discussion about classic banjo action
"No, the 25lb is for the 1st and 5th strings. The 30lb is for the 2nd string, and the 40lb is for the 3rd. For the 4th you need to buy a silver plated wound string of some sort (either nylon or silk). I recommend .024" for that string. "
Mar 3
John Cohen replied to morten lind's discussion about classic banjo action
"No, that's the test weight of the line. I believe the 25lb is .016", the 30lb is. 018", and the 40lb is .022". The spools are not always labeled with the diameter. "
Mar 2
John Cohen replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Joe Morley Playing for Sailors
"I concur that this was taken during the Great War, but there were American sailors stationed elsewhere in Britain during 1917-18, not just in Ireland, so it could have been taken in England or Scotland. "
Mar 2
John Cohen replied to morten lind's discussion about classic banjo action
"25lb, 30lb, and 40lb. Make sure you get the Premier line ... the standard Seaguar fluorocarbon does not intonate properly. Also, be careful using these string on antique banjos, especially those with long scale lengths. "
Mar 2
John Cohen left a comment for Tony Thomas MFA Black Banjoist
"Hi Tony, I just read that long conversation about Vance Lowry that you participated in back in 2018. The recordings shared there absolutely feature 5-string banjo playing with the fifth string. The banjos in the photo are Weavers ... I think the…"
Jan 7
Mark Reynolds and John Cohen are now friends
Jan 4
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Alfred Weaver

"Hello Mark, I have a couple of questions about this banjo. Could you please email me at johnncohen1992 "at" gmail.com?"
Jan 4
John Cohen commented on Samurai Banjo's video
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"Excellent playing. What a beautiful banjo. "
Oct 7, 2020
Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Cello banjo strings
"If the Gold Tone strings work there's no need to pay shipping cost and import duty,  There are two options, The UK distributer is  emdmusic.com If getting in touch with them does not produce results there is an alternative. Just buy…"
Aug 26, 2020
Anthony Peabody replied to John Cohen's discussion Cello banjo strings
"I have an unused set of Clifford Essex Cello banjo strings which didn't really work.  I currently use harp strings for the upper three strings, and I seem to remember choosing a nickel wound cello string for the bass C.  I spent quite…"
Aug 26, 2020
Peter Arundel Verity (aka pav) replied to John Cohen's discussion Cello banjo strings
"well, oddly enough, Clifford Essex STILL sell cello-banjo strings /024 - 054 thou, which is the equivalent of very light mandocello, I think... " CLIFFORD ESSEX MUSIC CO. LTD The Home of the Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar and…"
Aug 26, 2020
Richard William Ineson replied to John Cohen's discussion Cello banjo strings
"A friend of mine had some original Clifford Essex Cello banjo strings in their original packets. some years ago. In the days when these strings were manufactured the string gauges were not indicated on the packets as they are nowadays. I took a look…"
Aug 26, 2020

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At 7:54 on October 4, 2016, Jonathan klass said…

Hi John

Thanks for the friend  invitation. I feel at home in this forum because it has a cultured feel and a sense of history amongst its members. A lot of other fiorums feel like a big fight.I look forward to interesting topics on this forum

Jonathan

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