Minstrel Banjo

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What are you working on?

There has not been a group discussion for quite some time. How about sharing a bit of your journey? Tell us what you are working on or curi…

Started by Timothy Twiss

3 Aug 14, 2021
Reply by Rob Mohr

Last chance sale, vintage minstrel-era publications, bones, and more

Some folks here will remember Scott Miller from the final Antietam gathering. He's finally closing his store, Bone Dry Musical Instrument C…

Started by Robin Netherton

0 Aug 7, 2021

Bell Boucher action question

Hello folks, I hope everyone is doing well.  I have a Bell Boucher banjo and was wondering about the typical string height. It seems prett…

Started by Jim Robertson

4 Aug 1, 2021
Reply by Jim Robertson

Welcome New Folks

Been a while since I've seen newcommers on the site. Welcome to Minstrel Banjo. Lots of good folks and good music to be found here.

Started by Tom Taggart

0 Jul 8, 2021

Banjo Mike

Just a tip; sat with Banjo Mike (Brooklyn Michigan) last weekend.  Great Briggs renditions (on period fretless repro) he mixes in with root…

Started by Byron Ed

0 Jul 2, 2021

Songs of our Native Daughters

Just became aware of what I believe is a new project by Smithsonian Folkways.  If Greg or somebody has already posted it, I didn't search t…

Started by razyn

6 Jun 15, 2021
Reply by Byron Ed

Anyone see this Pete Ross on Ebay?

Just wanted to mention this one, as it seems highly unusual for this to be offered this way. Apparently a Goodwill Pete Ross banza in Seatt…

Started by Strumelia

1 Apr 5, 2021
Reply by Dow Mathis

New Minstrel Music

There is a new publication coming out this summer with 50 new Early Banjo songs in TAB. It is similar to the old Tutors.....just more of it…

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 Mar 18, 2021

Want to buy

Want to buy Minstrel banjo for reenactment events

Started by carolyn arrington

0 Mar 8, 2021

New Strike Adjustments

Long time, no talk... I haven't posted in quite a while. I've been sidetracked by my open back banjo. In doing so, I noticed something cu…

Started by Rob Mohr

1 Feb 23, 2021
Reply by Timothy Twiss



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