Pär Engstrand
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So, who got..
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..the Abbot Amboyna out of eBay? I had my eyes on that one! But no worries, I got the Cammeyer Grade 1 instead... :-)Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand 11 hours ago.

New strings
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So I went with it and finally, a few weeks ago, ordered the "true La Bella 17" set as recomended by Joel. The string thicknes is, from first to fifth string; 0,017, 0,019, 0,023, w0,024, 0,017.They…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by nick stephens 2 minutes ago.

Windsor Artiste 3
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Hi folks,I got myself a Windsor Artiste 3 about a week ago, for alsmost no money (sometimes a man's got to be lucky...). It was in a pretty decent state with only cosmetic flaws. Here's a few pics of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand Feb 15.

Windsor Banjo De Luxe No 1
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In case you guys have missed this one on eBay:Windsor Banjo…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Crum Feb 10.

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nick stephens replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion New strings
"I shall be interested to hear your thoughts on your new strings Par, I too am new to this style and, although I have taken careful note of what both John and Joel have to say on the subject of string gauges I am not convinced that I could handle a…"
2 minutes ago
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"Well. Not much work, but a bit of polishing to make it as good looking as it deserves. Might only be the pictures though. "
11 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"What do you see that needs work?"
19 hours ago
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"So I found a program! By chance, actually. I randomly opend a "Banjo World" and there it was... Posted in the "Banjo World" April-September 1922. Posted as upcomming concert performed by Jan Wien and would take place in Glasgow.…"
19 hours ago
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"Oh. Yours is really nice! I give you 200€ for it :-) :-)"
21 hours ago
marc dalmasso replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"Not me ;  i even didn ' t see it was on ebay : and i already have one  like this , marked B & M , but it 's his brother ; the pot is 9 inches , the neck of mine is very straight , compensated fret as well ,  the banjo is…"
21 hours ago
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"Thanks alot, Marc! Now when I see the picures, I'm happy I got the Cammeyer. Looks like the Abbott would need a bit of work to look and play really good. I'm still curious as to who got it. And if we'll ever see videos of it here...…"
21 hours ago
marc dalmasso replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"here ' s the link of the completed sale…"
22 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"If the Abbott was in good condition I think  £350 is a low price. I wouldn't sell mine for so little. Not that it is for sale."
yesterday
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"I had contact with the seller before he posted the banjos. He wanted £350 for the Abbott. Don't know how much it went for. I missed the auction as well. It was only up for a few hours so it should have been a good price.  I got the…"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"Ah. I see. Well the seller should know how to pack an instrument. One does the same as with a mirror. The instrument should not move in its case. No part of the outer walls of the case should touch any part of the inner walls of the shipping box.…"
yesterday
Pip replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"Thanks Jody, patience then ... I am looking :)  it would be shipping overseas in general ie packing/preparation/buying instruments sight unseen. It’s not something that I have ever done before. thanks "
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"In Australia I found (and bought)  for a fair price a Cammeyer Patent zither-banjo, a Windsor Grand Solo "regular banjo" , and a Clifford Essex XX Special.  I also came across  two Clifford Essex Professional banjos, a…"
yesterday
Pip replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"Not sure about full :)  But yes, there have been a good number of Windsor banjos and banjo mandolins that made the voyage down under. Have yet to see any that were of the quality of the eBay auction today :( any tips for shipping Jody?"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"Australia? Australia is full of great banjos. Most came over from the UK, some used along with their owner/players, some brand new, shipped (literally by ship) to music shops. Years passed, the players passed away, the style of music the banjos were…"
yesterday
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion So, who got..
"Yeah! I'm very happy about that one. Looks like new, almost. And I don't have a Cammeyer yet so I'm really looking forward to having it in my hands. That will be the first banjo I buy that doesn't need major work on it to be…"
yesterday

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