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gourd banjo give away - charity fund raiser.

Started this discussion. Last reply by flatfoot johnny Jun 23, 2013. 1 Reply

O.K. folks the moment you've all been waiting for: GOURD BANJO UP FOR GRABS!! I am trying to raise money for the RSPB in order to protect the Asian vulture from almost certain extinction. For full…Continue

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Tunbridgeware banjo

"Hey Paul i just uploaded a quick clip of it. Still with the old strings it came with. Two of which are gut"
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7 string Tunbridgeware banjo

Heres a quicky as i couldnt wait to show you all. Im just about managing to get a tune from the 7 string Tunbridgeware banjo i got recently. Having a bit of ...
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"Can’t wait to hear it, johnny!"
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Frolic (Buckley 1868)

Heres a fun little tune from the Early American Banjo book. Transcriptions from Buckley's Banjo Guide of 1868.im using a combination of stroke style and guit...
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Darling Nelly Gray. Banjola

Here's Darling Nelly Grey, from Buckleys Banjo Guide of 1868, played on a copy of an August Pollman banjola.... amid the sounds of building works and the mow...
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soldier joy and a little drumming

Is this what the double headed Boucher banjo was for? After all William Boucher started of as a drum maker... well heres Soldiers Joy with a drum intro.
Jul 28, 2021
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double headed, painted, Boucher minstrel banjo.

Something ive been wanting to make for ages is the William Boucher double headed minstrel banjo with painted wood and hardware... and look... ive made one!!
Jul 14, 2021

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18months
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
open back gold tone, cookie tin bano, fretless tackhead, gourd banjo

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 8:36am on July 3, 2010, Rob MacKillop said…
Hi John. Happy to be your friend. Nice looking banjos in your photos!
At 2:23pm on March 9, 2012, Steve Jeter said…

They have been so far.  A Bell Sticher is in my near future though! yee haw!! as we saw

At 10:48am on September 16, 2014, Strumelia said…

Hey Flatfoot-  You play well.  Are you still making and playing banjers?  Would like to see more of your playing, and your banjos!

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