Hi folks. I just learned of this forum... one dedicated to Early banjo. This is awesome!
For those of you that don't know, I'm compiling a Series of 20 minute, one-on-one conversations with North American Banjo Builders. I'm focusing on many of the current roster of fine builders of Minstrel banjos including: George Wunderlich, Jim Hartel, Pete Ross, Bob Thornburg, Jim Bowlin, Jason Mogi, Bob Flesher and Jeff Menzies.
I start Volume 2 - Banjo Builders West of the Mississippi in October.
You can read and view more (previews) at: www.northamericanbanjobuilders.com
These are wonderful folks making amazing instruments. It is truly a renaissance time in banjo building. What a great time to be a banjo player!
Nice to see you here, Craig. Glad to see your focus on builders of antebellum banjos in this series!
And thank you folks, for the friendly reception! :)