Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

A resource and gathering site for people interested in playing and constructing early banjos, and the history of minstrel music in America.

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Mark Ralston posted a discussion

Unusual 19th century shoes and j-hooks

I'm working on an old banjo that has unusual shoes. The pot is 3 1/3" deep, the shoes are 2 1/4" long, and the bottoms of the shoes have hooks that grab the bottom of the all-metal (non-ferrous, looks like nickel over brass) pot. As a result, there are no penetrations of the pot, similar to the Whyte Laydie construction. The upper part of the shoes are threaded into the side of the tension hoop. The exterior of the tension hoop has decorative, knurled "frames" between the j-hooks.Does anyone…See More
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Strumelia left a comment for John Masciale
"John, there are people with pending applications to this site, wanting to join but getting no response. Are you checking applications occasionally?"
Jan 24
Strumelia replied to Strumelia's discussion someone trying to join here...
"@johnmasciale , are you still maintaining this site?  Is anyone?"
Jan 24
Timothy Twiss replied to Strumelia's discussion someone trying to join here...
"I've had the same experience."
Jan 24
Strumelia posted a discussion

someone trying to join here...

I just got this email message through banjohangout... maybe someone can get this poor fellow's application here approved?:This message was sent to you from jlawjr (jlwebb@colby.edu) via Banjo Hangout:---------------------------------------Hi, Strumelia,I have been trying to join the minstrelbanjo.ning group. It has been a couple of months and I haven't received a response from the administrator in charge of the…See More
Jan 22
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Paul Draper posted a video

Old Tar River.

From Elias Howe’s Complete Preceptor for the Banjo, 1851.
Jan 15
Greg Terry replied to Judith's discussion Bell Boucher for Sale
"What scale length is the fretboard?"
Jan 8
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Dec 26, 2022
Paul Draper posted a video

The Lily.

From Buckley, 1868.
Dec 26, 2022
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Hymen’s Waltz.

"Thanks, Tom. "
Dec 22, 2022
Tom Taggart commented on Paul Draper's video
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Hymen’s Waltz.

"Very nice. Well done."
Dec 22, 2022
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Paul Draper posted a video

Hymen’s Waltz.

From Henry Worrall’s “Eclectic Guitar Instructor,” 1862.
Dec 22, 2022
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someone trying to join here...

Started by Strumelia in Uncategorized. Last reply by Strumelia Jan 24. 2 Replies

Bell Boucher for Sale

Started by Judith in Classified. Last reply by Greg Terry Jan 8. 7 Replies

Neat Banjo Video from Vox

Started by Rob Mohr in Uncategorized. Last reply by Strumelia Nov 4, 2022. 1 Reply

 
 
 

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