Minstrel Banjo

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At 8:32pm on March 23, 2017, Timothy Twiss said…

You are totally killin' it lately. All your tunes are not getting up here, but members should visit your page. You are totally hitting a stride.

At 12:17pm on November 28, 2018, Paul Painter said…

Thanks Chris...it looks good! Regards Paul

At 12:53am on January 8, 2020, Michael Cypret said…

I recently read from an excerpt from a San Diego magazine or Newspaper that the gourds you buy come to you via the Mail and green with mold. Here’s a link to a Farm near Temecula. I haven’t been there yet. They may be a good source for gourds. 

At 12:54am on January 8, 2020, Michael Cypret said…
At 1:01am on January 8, 2020, Chris Prieto said…

I've gotten a bunch from that place. Most farms charge less for uncleaned gourds and I'm okay with the elbow grease. I usually dunk them under water for a day or so and it usually scrubs off easily.

At 9:59am on January 8, 2020, Michael Cypret said…

I’m seriously thinking about making a Gourd Banjo. I have a Barry Sholder banjo. Do you treat the inside of your gourds? You soak your gourds in water???

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