"The SSS came up whilst I was away from home on holiday. Another one that got away was more recent and was a Weaver which appeared in a local, to me, saleroom, it was in good condition and had the initials 'JM' on the case. I'm…"
"A jolly tune that we don't hear very much these days, nice playing and the banjo tone is really good. Sam Payne's SSS 'Universal Favourite' came up for sale on Ebay a few years ago, it made £95.00 so somebody got a good…"
"As far as I am concerned anybody can do anything they like with the Cammeyer catalogue, the more it is made available to the wider world the better, my concern was that it would be assigned to one of the big music publishers who would not even know…"
"From memory, I think that the Clifford Essex 'Tropical' banjo strings were introduced during the 1st World War when gut strings were becoming difficult to obtain in Britain as Germany was the main source of gut strings. The…"
"These bridges were advertised in the B.M.G. in the 1920's I think, I can't remember offhand who made them but it wasn't Windsor; like all these complicated 'improvements' I don't think that this design of bridge made…"
"With reference to the 'Sunflower Dance', there was popular song, probably from the 1900-1920 period, called 'I'm a Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion Patch' which used the melody of the first strain of the SD, it's…"
"I remember Shari Lewis she was very good she had another character called 'Lamb Chop'. Robert E Lee makes a good banjo tune, I usually play it together with 'When you're Smiling' 'California Here I Come' 'Toot…"
"The 'Regal' model had probably not been introduced at the time this version of the CE catalogue was produced. I posted a dated advert from the B.M.G. announcing the introduction of that model some time ago which must still be on here…"
"Thanks for bringing a few memories back, I'm having trouble finding strings which suit me these days. Most of what is available are too heavy for me and La Bella which I've used for many years seem to have changed their nylon recipe and…"
"I've just had a look and found quite a lot of music which I've posted on the site is in the 'photos' section, don't know why, but it needs transferring tot he music library if someone has got a few hours to spare."