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Minstrel Banjo medley by Rob Morrison

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Comment by Rob Morrison on January 13, 2014 at 10:05pm

I am playing a very early circa 1860's mass-produced banjo, possibly an early Buckbee.  The neck, pot, and all the hardware are original.  It has a 23 inch scale length and is a joy to play.

Comment by Mark Weems on January 14, 2014 at 1:01pm

Rob, you have a great collection of original minstrel era banjos as opposed to reproductions. I bet folks would like to hear more of their diversity of sound.

Comment by Rob Morrison on January 14, 2014 at 2:08pm

Mark--I can do that.  The sound of the period banjos does differ depending on the vintage and construction.  However the reproduction instruments are remarkably similar to the originals, particularly if they are strung with gut.  Thanks for the encouragement. 

Comment by Wes Merchant on January 14, 2014 at 3:48pm

Yeah go for it Rob, it would be fun to see and hear.

Comment by Strumelia on January 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

Nice, Rob!  What a warm sound on that banjo.  And looks so cozy there in front of the hearth, looking out on the frosty trees!   :)

Comment by Rob Morrison on January 14, 2014 at 5:11pm

Strumelia--Did you notice what a nice metronome my school clock makes?

Comment by Strumelia on January 14, 2014 at 5:21pm

Rob- no, but I'm digging your 'globe lamp'!  Sort of an 'old school' version of the lava lamp I guess.  lol

P.S. I still recall our nice breakfast together at AEBG last year.   :)

Comment by Rob Morrison on January 14, 2014 at 5:38pm

Strumelia--The globe is very educational.  Ethiopia is a colony of Italy on it.  The little guy on the right is my police protection.

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