Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

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Tune of the Week Oct 28th

Say, let's jump into the Analytical for one of Converse's originals "The Modoc Reel". Hear the DNA of past Stroke pieces. I'll put up a few…

Started by Timothy Twiss

13 Nov 2, 2019
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Help picking Nylgut Strings

Hi folks, I am currently building my first banjo, a minstrel banjo of course! I think it's coming along nicely, and thanks to Terry Bell fo…

Started by Jason Stamper

5 Oct 29, 2019
Reply by Timothy Twiss

The early banjo in North Alabama...

I've been thinking about this line of investigation for years...but haven't had a chance to hit the local library until now (since I'm offi…

Started by Trapdoor2

4 Oct 29, 2019
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Tune of the Week

It sure is quiet here. Does anybody want to do something like a Tune Of The Week again?

Started by Timothy Twiss

52 Oct 24, 2019
Reply by Chris Prieto


Anyone want to learn something via Skype? Our geographic distance is a hindrance. I want to start doing this. I'll do a few for free as i w…

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 Oct 16, 2019
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Fretting over fretless

I play standard clawhammer banjo but I'm interested in exploring the roots of banjo - ie: minstrel banjo.  But, the thought of a fretless,…

Started by Steve Stroot

21 Sep 19, 2019
Reply by John Masciale

Minstrel Banjo for sale

FOR SALE: Made by Jeff Kangas from Detroit. Maple neck and pot are stained dark with aqua fortis and have been given a hand rubbed oil fini…

Started by Timothy Twiss

3 Sep 17, 2019
Reply by Paul Draper

Real gut strings?

I seek advice for locating a suitable vendor of real gut strings.  Many thanks in advance.

Started by Scott Danneker

47 Sep 16, 2019
Reply by Michael Cypret

Early Banjo Resources

I am posting this for the benefit of the many new members we have, as well as an update to older ones. I have a book "Early Banjo" which i…

Started by Timothy Twiss

0 Sep 6, 2019

Another year

Fellow members, I have paid out $239 to continue this forum for another year.  I would appreciate some financial assistance from our member…

Started by John Masciale

15 Sep 4, 2019
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