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Good to see you back.
Sorry to disappoint you, but I don't actually play my Minstrel Banjo, ............... ............. at least not yet.
I also have an old S.S.Stewart Banjo:
I picked that up on eBay & I have it fitted with NylGut strings.
To tell the truth I haven't gotten round to learning how t play that either .... so many instruments .., so little time!
Anyway, back to the Minstrel Banjo.
I'm actually from Edinburgh myself & I bought that old Banjo back in the early 70s when I was working in the shop Grants, at North Bridge, just off the Royal Mile, but then your probably too young to remember that!
Anyway, one member of staff was short of a stake one day for the GGs so he sold it to me for £5!
If your interested in seeing it, the next time I'm heading home, I'll be happy to stick it in the car & we could meet up.
You can then perhaps help me set it up properly, then maybe I can start learning to play it.
No, I actually just started playing clawhammper a few months ago. First instrument I have ever played in my life! And I am not so great at it. Anyway, I was strolling down the internet highway when I stumbled on this website. I loved the sound of the minstel banjo playing I was hearing so I wanted to explore it some to see if it was a direction I wanted to go.
Am really an uilleann piper with a thing about the 5 strings roll in irish music during the 19th century (funky chickin & egg thing). Making a tackhead banjo at the mo so thought this group would be the people for advise should i need any.
Cheers pal & take it easy
I uploaded pics of the Banjo I'm playing on my profile.
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