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Tom Berghan
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  • Woodinville, WA
  • United States
  • Took up banjo in 2009
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A historically appropriate capo for your banjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto yesterday. 3 Replies

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La Patrie Guitar, model "Motif"

Started Feb 11 0 Replies

Any one here have experience with these? I have not actually seen one yet in the flesh yet, but they are a "parlor guitar" loosely based on Ashborns and late 19th century guitars. (Not a specific…Continue

Do you need a hard shell case for your gourd banjo?

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I needed a hardshell case for my gourd banjo.  As I was drawing up the design for building my own homemade case and adding up the cost for the various needed materials I realized the cost was adding…Continue

Compensated bridges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Danneker Jan 3. 4 Replies

RE: The history of bridges. About what year do we see compensated banjo bridges appear? Anyone know?

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"What a lovely capo!"
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Tom Berghan replied to Tom Berghan's discussion A historically appropriate capo for your banjo
"Capos were in use throughout the 1800s. But probably not very much on banjos until the era of classic banjo music. They were a more common device for guitars. This design is centuries old and only used today by very traditional flamenco guitarists.…"
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Sonny Bryan replied to Tom Berghan's discussion A historically appropriate capo for your banjo
"Tom, what is the background on the capo? I like the looks of it. Do you make them? I have never used a capo on a banjo."
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19th Century Capo

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I'se Gwine Back to Dixie

"Great!! I love this :) And the Hartel Also"
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Gum Tree Canoe "S.S.Steele"...1847...

"Me too Anthony! I agree. Go to my home page and check out my videos. I am NOT Enrico Caruso! ;-)"
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Gum Tree Canoe "S.S.Steele"...1847...

"Well, don't be shy Anthony! You can even record singing on a separate track like you do with your guitar and bones. You have heard all of us sing and I would exactly refer to any of us as exactly being "songbirds!" ;-)"
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Gum Tree Canoe "S.S.Steele"...1847...

"Sounds Great Anthony! So when are we going to hear you sing? We don't mind singing in French!"
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Took up banjo in 2009
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
James Hartel "Sweeney," and an unsigned unbranded minstrel style banjo from 1870

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