Minstrel Banjo

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Boucher Banjo Plans

I'm attempting a minstrel banjo build with my dad, and I recall several years ago there were some plans on the bluestem website for a bouch…

Started by atticus kelly

0 Apr 9

Minstrel banjo for sale

This fine instrument is for sale. Enter "Kangas" in a search for videos and you will see it. Go to banjo Hangout for the sale.

Started by Timothy Twiss

0 Apr 7

how to tune

hello, im a clawhammer player from middle tennessee and really love the sound of minstrel banjo. i would like to learn some of the tunings,…

Started by Richard McLain

10 Apr 5
Reply by Keith Fuller


I never considered using a capo on a fretless banjo before seeing this from Greg Adams.  Does anyone else out there do this?  Any tips on h…

Started by Scott Danneker

0 Mar 29

Back Story

Not sure if some are familiar with Back Story.  Here is what I received today. If you scan down, you should be able to listen to the 35-min…

Started by Al Smitley

0 Mar 22

Appomattox 2019

Any word on dates for this event yet? Thanks, -Scott

Started by Scott Danneker

0 Mar 17

Rumseys Jig sheet music for fiddle

I was wondering if there's a sheet for this somewhere? I only have converse version for banjo which I believe won't work for a violin

Started by Chris Prieto

1 Mar 7
Reply by Al Smitley

Missing pages

Someone was attentive enough to notice that a few pages were missing from some of my "Early Banjo Complete" tutor section. If you bought it…

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 Feb 17
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.

I wonder if anyone has explored 19th century recordings in relation to minstrel perfomance practice and banjo playing from the late minstre…

Started by James Tyler

12 Feb 14
Reply by Byron Thomas

Update on Terry Bell

Check Terry's facebook page (Bell Banjos) for the latest from Terry. Wishing him well....

Started by Hugh Strawn

6 Feb 5
Reply by Jason Adam Young



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