Minstrel Banjo

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"Noah--It would be interesting to see a 19th century truss rod.  The earliest adjusta…"

Rob Morrison replied Mar 21, 2014 to what year were steal strings introduced on the banjo?

47 Apr 9, 2014
Reply by John Salicco

"Joel--I play a lot in string bands as well as in more historic settings and, believe…"

Rob Morrison replied Mar 21, 2014 to what year were steal strings introduced on the banjo?

47 Apr 9, 2014
Reply by John Salicco

"Noah--I wondered about that, because I have an 1895 Washburn and it definitely doesn…"

Rob Morrison replied Mar 20, 2014 to what year were steal strings introduced on the banjo?

47 Apr 9, 2014
Reply by John Salicco

"In the second decade of the twentieth century, tenor banjos, banjo mandolins, and pl…"

Rob Morrison replied Mar 20, 2014 to what year were steal strings introduced on the banjo?

47 Apr 9, 2014
Reply by John Salicco

"Banjos made during the nineteenth century were engineered for gut strings. That's wh…"

Rob Morrison replied Mar 20, 2014 to what year were steal strings introduced on the banjo?

47 Apr 9, 2014
Reply by John Salicco

"John--All my 1860-1870's factory made banjos have square headstocks.  The 1880's ban…"

Rob Morrison replied Mar 19, 2014 to New Banjo!

12 Mar 19, 2014
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"John--It took me a while, but I figured it out.  Google "Ring the Banjar."  Click on…"

Rob Morrison replied Mar 19, 2014 to New Banjo!

12 Mar 19, 2014
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"John--Your eagle castings are slightly different from those on a banjo of mine that…"

Rob Morrison replied Mar 19, 2014 to New Banjo!

12 Mar 19, 2014
Reply by Rob Morrison

"John--This banjo appears to be one of the composite marriages of a pot and neck from…"

Rob Morrison replied Mar 19, 2014 to New Banjo!

12 Mar 19, 2014
Reply by Rob Morrison

"I second everything that Dan'l said.  I have two "Frankenstein" composite banjos.  O…"

Rob Morrison replied Mar 15, 2014 to Interesting Banjo- possibly from the 1860s

4 Mar 15, 2014
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