Minstrel Banjo

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Comment by Steve Jeter on June 19, 2013 at 9:36am


Comment by Strumelia on June 19, 2013 at 11:42am

Are they inlays?   Of what white material?

Comment by Moschella Banjos on June 19, 2013 at 12:00pm

Thanks, Steve.

Strumelia--the inlays are ivory, salvaged from the keys of an antique piano. With a wet towel and a clothes iron, they pop right off. In retrospect, though, I'm a little uncomfortable with that material in general, and don't know if I'll use it again.

Comment by Strumelia on June 19, 2013 at 2:00pm

I see.  I thought the term 'piano frets' meant merely that they were in a pattern of long and short, like black and white piano keys are.  Duh!   lol    Yes, though it's wonderful to recycle old things with history to them, I can relate to your thoughts.

Beautiful banjo.   :)


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