Minstrel Banjo

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Jim Robertson
  • Amherst, VA
  • United States
  • Since 1968. 49 years.
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Minstrel Boy Banjo Works

Started Apr 19 0 Replies

Hi gang,Is anyone familiar with Minstrel Boy Banjo Works, Phoenix, Arizona?  The builder is named R. England. I have a banjo made by him that is pretty nice.  It has a thoroughly grandiose walnut…Continue

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Jim Robertson commented on James Pentecost's video
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Friday Night in the Sweeney Cabin (2017)

"I hope it won't be the last. "
Sep 12
Jim Robertson and D. Wooldridge are now friends
Sep 11
Jim Robertson posted a discussion

Minstrel Boy Banjo Works

Hi gang,Is anyone familiar with Minstrel Boy Banjo Works, Phoenix, Arizona?  The builder is named R. England. I have a banjo made by him that is pretty nice.  It has a thoroughly grandiose walnut  ogee neck with a scroll head. The tuners are standard violin pegs. It has a 12" calfskin head mounted to a very sporty pot, which is green on the outside and red on the inside, with 10 wing nut adjusted hooks. The brackets are sort of rough, and, while serviceable, look a bit makeshift.I bought from…See More
Apr 19
Jim Robertson commented on Mark Weems's photo
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Dance 3

"The photographer got my good side!"
Apr 14
Jim Robertson commented on Mark Weems's photo
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Convergence

"Dancing, is Woody McKenzie, a good friend and musical partner."
Apr 14
Jim Robertson left a comment for Tom Taggart
"Thanks for the kind welcome, Tom.  I'm looking forward to spending some time hanging about here.  Since I live about 40 minutes from Appomattox there's a good chance I'll meet some of you in person some time."
Apr 11
Jim Robertson is now friends with Tom Taggart and Strumelia
Apr 11
Tom Taggart left a comment for Jim Robertson
"Welcome to our little family Jim. Lots of good stuff here for banjo piciker of all levels."
Apr 11
Jim Robertson commented on Chris Prieto's photo
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The time Lord's preferred chariot for travel

"Don't take any wooden nickels is the best tip I can offer."
Apr 11
Jim Robertson replied to Strumelia's discussion REDUCED!: Bones 'super-pack' for sale now $120!
"Hi Strumelia, I realize this listing is almost a year old, but are the bones still available? Thanks, Jim"
Apr 11
Jim Robertson is now a member of Minstrel Banjo
Apr 11

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Via net surfing.
How long have you played banjo?
Since 1968. 49 years.
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Lots: Vega, Reiter, Bacon, Dobson, Thornburg, unlabeled

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At 2:41pm on April 11, 2017, Tom Taggart said…

Welcome to our little family Jim. Lots of good stuff here for banjo piciker of all levels.

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