Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Low-tech banjos from C. Bruno & Sons Ca. 1890

The low end of the spectrum. Factory-made tack heads. Seems like they're even offering purpose-built wall hangers - "for decoration"..

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Comment by Rob Morrison on March 27, 2014 at 10:00pm

I agree that the low cost banjos, several of which I have restored, are great instruments for playing the songs of early minstrelsy, as opposed to the later guitar style or classical banjo material.  Fancy fretted parlor banjos from the 1880's and 1890's are better suited for the later fare, but that music is not, for me at least, the essence of minstrel banjo.

Comment by Joel Hooks on March 28, 2014 at 6:13am

Yes, they were great and high quality instruments!  That is why you should all bid top dollar on this one...


I'll even hand deliver it at the Early Banjo Gathering in June to save shipping!

Just please read the entire description before you lay down the hard cash.

Comment by Joel Hooks on March 28, 2014 at 6:15am


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