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James Pentecost
  • Roxboro, NC
  • United States
  • 4 years
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The Banjo: America's African Instrument

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Masciale Mar 31, 2016. 1 Reply

Mark Weems and I attended the book release event for "The Banjo: America's African Instrument" by Laurent Dubois last night at Duke University. I have read the book and would recommend it to anyone…Continue

Terry Bell Boucher-Painted

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Pentecost Apr 17, 2015. 1 Reply

Most of the original Boucher banjos that I have seen were painted.http://www.banjodatabase.org/Browse3d.asp…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy Wolff Apr 2, 2015. 5 Replies

Here are photos of my latest original Ashborn Guitar with a tapered fingerboard and my second Ashborn Banjo made by Mike Wesley. They both have the concave style of Ashborn tuner.The neck profile for…Continue

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Hartel Boucher ,12" Ramsey Special, 10" skin head Dobson

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Posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:53am 1 Comment

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 2:46pm on November 20, 2012, Jack L. Whaley said…


 Want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Yes, we all need to get together again soon. I'm hoping I can find a bit of singing voice again.

My best,


At 7:55pm on June 9, 2013, Pamela Harris said…

Hello James, I was wondering if you may have information on the Ashborn Brass Guitar tuners?  I have a couple of his guitars.

Thanks Pamela

At 9:58am on May 28, 2014, Scott Danneker said…

Thank you James.

At 9:00pm on April 2, 2015, Guy Wolff said…

SO great meeting you ... Those tuners are really great and your guitar looks so much like my old one I am very impressed.. I freind of mine has a #1 like mine but with the friction pegs .. We have to do a clip on that guitar .. My father in law was Don Warnock who made Viola De Gambas here in New england .. That was a shop you would loved to have seen !! All the best , Guy 

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