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James Hartel
  • Franklin, NY
  • United States
  • on and off since 1972
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Tom-Briggs forum
How long have you played banjo?
on and off since 1972
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Some I made, some Vega and Fairbanks banjos, and a banjo junkyard

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At 5:02pm on January 24, 2009, Tim Twiss said…
Hi Jim!
At 8:26pm on January 25, 2009, John Masciale said…
Hi Jim, welcome to this site.
At 9:25am on September 20, 2010, jim atleson said…
thanks, Jim. It's beautiful up here. If you are ever in the Portland area, please let me know.

jim
At 5:26pm on July 31, 2011, Arnaud frenchi said…
Hello James
as there is no minstrel banjo maker in France and I'm not stupid with my fingersand I like to made with his hand. I want to make me a banjo "style Boucher." I have a question, because I saw a banjo minstrel is only on photos. (your are making very nice), but here is my issue is there a "inversions" of the coup, as anangle on the other banjo or guitar in jazz?
anglai my crowns (well that of g??gle traductor).
At 5:31pm on July 31, 2011, Arnaud frenchi said…
crown me , when i wrote "the coup I want to say Neck.
At 8:59am on August 1, 2011, James Hartel said…

Arnaud,

Sorry, I cannot speak Francais. There is no angle on the original Boucher banjos but when I make it I put a 3 degree angle on the neck like on contemorary string instruments.  Hope this helps you.

At 8:02am on November 24, 2011, Al Smitley said…

Jim:

It was good to meet the man who made my banjo....and glad that Harper's Ferry offered to you a reunion with one of your creations which you evidently lost track of.

 

Al

At 12:10pm on February 23, 2012, Ron Carnegie said…

I will see what I can do Jimk.  I might have another one as well.  we took some pictures at one of our concerts last Christmas that I have yet to see!

At 12:04am on February 24, 2012, Ron Carnegie said…

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Let me know if this comes out bigger, if not I will email it to you.  Thanks for the banjo bridges by the way.  They are serving wonderfully.  I am having a problem with the nut sliding out of position this time of year.  The strings slide it over.  It doesn't really make any difference in playing, but I wonder if there is a way to stop that.  I suspect its just something to do with humidity or the lack of it.

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