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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.

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.

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.

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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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
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
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
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
Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Cello banjo strings
"About the second item: Flatwound strings for plucked instruments do last a long time. They sound the same 5 or even 10  years later as when new. But these sound dead right out of the package. So you get a lifetime of Deadness. This has…"
Aug 25
Peter Arundel Verity (aka pav) replied to John Cohen's discussion Cello banjo strings
"Hello I am a newby to this forum... Two comments or questions finding strings for a cellobanjo; I have recently re-strung a small "mediaeval" harp; on a recommendation from a professional "early harpist" I used strings supplied…"
Aug 25
John Cohen replied to John Cohen's discussion Rare 11.5" Weaver for sale.
"Hey Aaron, the banjo is available. Shoot me an email. "
Jul 21
Aaron Jonah Lewis replied to John Cohen's discussion Rare 11.5" Weaver for sale.
"Hi John, I'm interested! Not sure how soon I'd be able to commit but I don't want to miss my chance to get a hold of a really great Weaver..."
Jul 21
John Cohen posted a discussion

Rare 11.5" Weaver for sale.

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 let me know if you are interested. I'm asking $1000 including a TKL hard case.See More
Jul 8
John Cohen and Eric Crum are now friends
Apr 10
John Cohen replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"Joel is of course correct about ear playing. I wasnt thinking of the ear learning courses offered by Dobson et al. I was thinking more in line with modern ear playing like one finds in the old-time community. My point was that from the earliest days…"
Apr 2
John Cohen replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"I think a lot of this stems from the fact that you are citing out of date research. "
Apr 1
John Cohen replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"I just went over your classic banjo section and there are still a lot of inaccuracies: Stroke style banjo was taught in many tutors, not just the Briggs tutor. You call it "minstrel style" but "stroke style" or "banjo…"
Apr 1
John Cohen and Grace van't Hof are now friends
Mar 29
Pär Engstrand replied to John Cohen's discussion Eric Stefanelli Tubaphone
"Would it be possible to find out from where Eric Stefanelli got the vellums for those two banjos? Maybe I'll just write him a message here on the forum..."
Mar 25
John Cohen replied to ritchie thomson's discussion fourth string woes
"Yeah, while .028w is not my cup of tea on any banjo, it wouldn't be a problem on a 26" scale neck. "
Mar 25

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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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