Minstrel Banjo

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For whatever reason, I feel the need to make an apology for my lack of posting/activity lately. I kind of plateaued and returned to the fun…

Started by Rob Mohr

2 Jun 29, 2020
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Horsehair or Hemp strings

Has anyone used Horsehair or Hemp for strings? The following link is a gourd banjo with Horsehair strings playing the tune “Old Johnny Boke…

Started by Michael Cypret

4 Jun 4, 2020
Reply by Brice Alms

To what tune could this be sung?

This is an excellently written song from the 1864 Southern Soldier’s Prize Songster, and I believe it bears repeating. There’s even a whole…

Started by Matthew Menice

7 May 14, 2020
Reply by Al Smitley

1997 George Wunderlich Banjo For Sale

This beautiful rare banjo is in excellent condition. The banjo is dated 1997 and was commissioned by Clarke Buehling for his own collection…

Started by Jeff Menzies

0 May 13, 2020

Zoom a Toon

Want to learn something new? Try one you have been stumped on? Maybe a brand new one? Let's "Zoom a Toon". For ten bucks, I'll send you an…

Started by Timothy Twiss

0 Apr 18, 2020


If anyone wants to try something new....a custom arrangement, Hybrid playing, Hammer technique etc, ZOOM sessions are the way to go. Send a…

Started by Timothy Twiss

0 Mar 22, 2020

Blackface & Minstrel Shows

I haven't yet seen this but thought I'd pass it along.  It also airs at 4 am on Sunday.

Started by Al Smitley

9 Mar 17, 2020
Reply by Rob Mohr


I've just spend considerable time looking for a likeness of William Boucher as well as an advertisement or any other visual regarding his e…

Started by Al Smitley

4 Mar 10, 2020
Reply by Al Smitley

New Banjo

Here is Sagwa, my latest build, all ready to play during my upcoming Historical Notes programs. Some of the features include an inlaid Indi…

Started by Mark Bridge

3 Feb 18, 2020
Reply by Michael Cypret

Head case

Any suggestion as to how to repair this?

Started by Al Smitley

4 Feb 13, 2020
Reply by Al Smitley



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