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Randy Cordle
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  • Sadorus, IL
  • United States
  • 10 years
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Boucher Style Banjo Plan and templates available

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bart McNeil Jan 28, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi,Just a quick note to say I have a complete drawing of a Boucher style Minstrel banjo as well as full size downloadable templates for the scroll peg head, beehive finial, tailpiece, and bridge at…Continue

Opinions on Boucher Minstrel design

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Cordle Jan 10, 2011. 11 Replies

Hi all,I'm a brand-spanking new member of the Minstrel banjo forum and I'm looking for opinions from folks that might have an idea of what they would concieve as being the "ideal" Boucher design.The…Continue

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
From Banjo Hangout Forum postings
How long have you played banjo?
10 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
open backs of my own creation

I have banjo-related info on my website  www.Bluestemstrings.com

I provide tips and techniques for various aspects of open back and mountain banjo building with emphasis on progressive design.  There are free downloadable pdf plans available and I'm currently working on a downloadable Boucher Minstrel style banjo plan.  More on this later...

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At 4:43pm on January 10, 2011, Barry Sholder said…

Thanks... I was reallly excited to find this site. Im not sure of the difference between a gourd and minstral banjo. I hope to make a few once I have some specs. I'm going to have to get Fleshers book now!

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