Minstrel Banjo

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I put this for sale over on ebay. The original from which we all play. Great historical artifact for collectors and enthusiasts. I owned it , held it , and transcribed it. Now I'm ready to pass it on. I take offers over there.

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Comment by Chris Prieto on November 17, 2019 at 10:47pm


Comment by Al Smitley on November 18, 2019 at 7:56am

Can't recall if I knew you had this.  How did YOU get it...Ebay?

Comment by Timothy Twiss on November 18, 2019 at 10:58am

Emily Converse gave it to me a few years ago. 

Comment by Michael Cypret on November 18, 2019 at 11:34pm

Very lucky you!  I recently purchased your “Buckley’s Banjo Guide of 1868” book. Are there complete digital versions of these books?

Comment by Michael Cypret on November 18, 2019 at 11:36pm

What I forgot to add...with/in tab. I have the ones that are available at archive.org. 

Comment by Timothy Twiss on November 19, 2019 at 10:54am

The only tab I know of beyond piecemeal transcriptions, is the Weidlich book.

Comment by Trapdoor2 on November 19, 2019 at 5:16pm

I hope you get a lot of bidders, Tim. I don't think I'm ready to get rid of my copy (or the rest of the Converse books I have). In cleaning out my music room to move it, I found an original copy of Buckley's 1860 that I forgot I had. It should have been called "The Greenback Book" as it predates Converse's...and has a green cover. I've had an eye out for an original Rice but have never seen one offered.

I think there have been a couple of transcriptions of the "little yellow" to TAB. I've tabbed a number of the tunes myself. Still, it is very nice to have an original in ones hands. Recommended.

Comment by Timothy Twiss on November 19, 2019 at 7:23pm

The Buckley is rare. Joe Ewers has one I believe. 


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