January 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Clifford Essex datation & Sr-number

I found an interest in the last Marc ' post where he spoke about the factory ' period of his beautiful CE special clad ' banjo ; about 1934 , i can remember .

For sure , it is my own point of view , i discovered by myself that the CE ' serial numbers ( when there is one on the banjo ) are not CE ' brand serial numbers but CE ' models serial numbers ; i hope you will understand what i mean .

For instance , i have a pre 1920 clipper model ( dowel say CE- Co grafton street ) and…


Added by marc dalmasso on January 23, 2011 at 18:43 — 2 Comments

American Banjo: Three-finger and Scruggs style

I bought the book this week. Mel Bay, 2007.

I was hoping for some history and comparisons of the various styles, but it turned out to be a collection of tablature, transcribed by Steve Garner, from the album Mike Seeger  recorded for Smithsonian Folkways in 1956. The text is limited to a two  page introduction.

As tablature, of course, you have to tune your…


Added by Claude L. Medearis on January 16, 2011 at 4:00 — No Comments

7 String Pre 1900

Well Here's my first post.

I recently won a seven string banjo on ebay and am currently working out how I can refurbish it. Here are the pics from the ebay listing I will post up more as I work on it.


Front and Back



Added by Martin Squires on January 7, 2011 at 10:01 — No Comments

Special banjo bridge for Samuel S Stewart ' music

I found these bridges on ebay ; there are specially designed to play  S S Stewart ' music

I must tache   to do it…


Added by marc dalmasso on January 4, 2011 at 20:56 — 1 Comment

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