Minstrel Banjo

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"Even sitting, my giant gourd rolls around. Sometimes I use the chamois to help. Most…"

Brian Kimerer replied Oct 16 to October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!

91 Oct 28
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

"A gourd is kinda like a punkin', so it makes sense. I don't think you are outa your…"

Brian Kimerer replied Oct 13 to October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!

91 Oct 28
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

"Maybe it is the rosewood then. I just took another look at the pegs, and they defini…"

Brian Kimerer replied Apr 14 to What was the common size and tapering of the tuning peg holes in the 19th century.

10 Apr 14
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"I have a Flesher Boucher minstrel that I built from a kit. It has beautiful rosewood…"

Brian Kimerer replied Apr 14 to What was the common size and tapering of the tuning peg holes in the 19th century.

10 Apr 14
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"I make my pegs out of walnut. They work better than the ebony violin pegs because th…"

Brian Kimerer replied Apr 13 to What was the common size and tapering of the tuning peg holes in the 19th century.

10 Apr 14
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"Way cool playing, Strum. There are so many instruments that I have never heard of be…"

Brian Kimerer replied Oct 26, 2017 to October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!

91 Oct 28
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

"The bow and the string on my gusla are some sort of twisted material. It is too thic…"

Brian Kimerer replied Oct 26, 2017 to October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!

91 Oct 28
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

"It is unclear to me how one plays a one-string instrument with no frets and a very h…"

Brian Kimerer replied Oct 26, 2017 to October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!

91 Oct 28
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

"Nice job. What do they sound like?"

Brian Kimerer replied Oct 25, 2017 to October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!

91 Oct 28
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

"When I first started making gourd banjos, I ordered a box of canteen gourds from Wel…"

Brian Kimerer replied Sep 29, 2017 to October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!

91 Oct 28
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