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.

The Resources Page

The Resources page has now been added to the menu!  Under this you can find Lessons, Books and references of different types, websites, and additional documents. 

 

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Chuck Chandler replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"Rosewood finger board and peghead overlay. Osage orange pegs, nut and tailpiece. That stuff is hard. You could almost use it with flint to start a fire. "
2 hours ago
Chuck Chandler replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"You can't buy parts for this thing. I made the hooks out of 8 penny nails and sheet brass. "
2 hours ago
Chuck Chandler replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"The mortised peghead was surprisingly easy to fit with a bandsaw and wedge. The lumberyard maple grain turned out prettier than I expected it to. "
2 hours ago
Tim Twiss replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Heads up
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2 hours ago
Chuck Chandler replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
2 hours ago
Chuck Chandler replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"Here are a few shots of the instrument. "
2 hours ago
Chuck Chandler replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"Here's the neck and a full size (size E, or 36"x48") plan."
3 hours ago
Tim Twiss commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Channeling F B Converse

"Ha ha...thanks for pulling that one up. We have another session scheduled "
4 hours ago
Greg Adams replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"Very cool, Chuck!!!!"
5 hours ago
Chuck Chandler posted a discussion

1852 Ashborn

Here are some drawings I made based on the Ashborn in the Banjo Sightings website. Feel free to use them to build your own instrument. Post pictures.See More
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Leonidas (Lee) Jones liked Tim Twiss's video
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Strumelia commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Channeling F B Converse

"Don't go for seconds on those brownies maybe..."
7 hours ago
Strumelia commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Dreams Can Come True

"Just in time for Halloween methinks...   :D"
7 hours ago
Barbara Mullin liked Paul Draper's video
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Barbara Mullin commented on Paul Draper's photo
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photo 1

"Now that's one scary banjo !"
12 hours ago
Barbara Mullin commented on Paul Draper's photo
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Injin Rubber Overcoat

"very cool tune, Paul. Thanks for teaching it to me..!"
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Barbara Mullin liked Paul Draper's photo
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Curtis Blues is now a member of Minstrel Banjo
15 hours ago
Paul Draper posted a discussion
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Noah Cline posted a discussion

For Sale: Allen Hart William Sydney Mount Banjo

I currently have this banjo for sale on BHO. http://www.banjohangout.org/classified/47474Just shoot me an email if you're interested or have questions.Thanks,NoahSee More
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1852 Ashborn

Started by Chuck Chandler in Uncategorized. Last reply by Chuck Chandler 2 hours ago. 7 Replies

Heads up

Started by Tim Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tim Twiss 2 hours ago. 5 Replies

Tuning

Started by Mark Sloan in Uncategorized. Last reply by Mark Sloan on Friday. 2 Replies

 
 
 

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