Minstrel Banjo

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"Nice Work Wes!!!! The SMOKING GUN!!!! And in an "Ethiopean" show no less. Well there…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 14, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

"For Bob Sayers: the source of the photo of the African American stringband is: http:…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 13, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

"A 29 inch scale is not a problem. Bass guitars are longer than that and there are a…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 9, 2017 to 29" scale length gourdie

9 Jul 10, 2017
Reply by Strumelia

"I agree . . . it looks very long . . . I zoomed in and counted eleven bellows!  Migh…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 5, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

"Thanks Al, We are basically in violent agreement! ;-)  So . . . today, the majority…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 5, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

"The reason I asked was on behalf of Tom Taggart's question about harmonica in minstr…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 5, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

"Is there evidence of the concertina being used in minstrel shows before the war?  (A…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 4, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

"Nice! Well there you go ... a capo on an early banjo! Thank you Joel!!! But as you h…"

Tom Berghan replied Jun 1, 2017 to A historically appropriate capo for your banjo

8 Jun 1, 2017
Reply by Tom Berghan

"OK then! I stand corrected! I mainly use it for my 19th century style guitar and as…"

Tom Berghan replied Jun 1, 2017 to A historically appropriate capo for your banjo

8 Jun 1, 2017
Reply by Tom Berghan

"Capos were in use throughout the 1800s. But probably not very much on banjos until t…"

Tom Berghan replied May 25, 2017 to A historically appropriate capo for your banjo

8 Jun 1, 2017
Reply by Tom Berghan

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