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October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!

I just decided. Because October is the month of Halloween and pumpkins and squash and old hollow/hallow things, even the O in October is ro…

Started by Strumelia

91 Oct 28, 2018
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

Davy Crockett

saw this: https://www.greenevillesun.com/news/local_news/state-park-plays-notes-from-the-past/article_a3d117b4-a8ce-5f19-a107-aeb72fef860b.…

Started by Strumelia

13 Jan 19, 2018
Reply by Strumelia

John Smith and Picaninny Coleman

I am researching this early minstrel duo as far as I can tell Thomas Coleman was a banjo player. They were performing together from late in…

Started by Margaret Kirby

2 Oct 24, 2017
Reply by Margaret Kirby

(SOLD) $400: Menzies gourd banjer for sale

This is Jeff Menzies gourd banjo, #67 made in 2005: http://jeffreymenzies.com/instruments/instruments-gourd-banjo-67/ http://jeffreymenzies…

Started by Strumelia

0 Apr 14, 2016

reproduction tailpieces and banjo hardware

In 2015 a jeweler friend referred me to a fabricator who makes small-scale art and jewelry items.  I had the fabricator make up some tailpi…

Started by Mark Ralston

1 Feb 26, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

An opportunity to help the NPS preserve one of most important historical banjo sites!


Started by D. Wooldridge

2 Feb 16, 2016
Reply by Rob Morrison

CarolinaChocolateDrops Interview- Bones and minstrel banjo

I thought this was an interesting vid to watch...hadn't seen it before. Especially the first part about the bones, and the later talk about…

Started by Strumelia

4 Aug 17, 2015
Reply by Parker Buckley

Guitars shortly after the CW, Mike Seeger

I thought this was good reading, but it's just an excerpt from Mike Seeger's liner notes...I don't have the cd, but it sounds awesome (earl…

Started by Strumelia

2 Aug 7, 2014
Reply by Rob Morrison

New Member

New member here. I recently purchased a Terry Bell banjo kit and got it assembled. I've been a student of Antebellum, Civil War, African Am…

Started by Richard Saathoff

4 Jul 17, 2013
Reply by Richard Saathoff

Road trip to Bell Banjo

Made a road trip to the Bell Banjo factory Friday...  to pick up my Bell banjo kit, cannot wait to get working on it. But I have to wait a…

Started by Jeff

0 Mar 16, 2013



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