Was wondering how many people on the west coast would be interested in learning minstrel 'stroke style' banjo at American Banjo Camp? I have been in contact with Ken Perlman about getting Greg Adams…Continue
Hello--I recently acquired an antique banjo with a smooth brass pot--no holes, no shoes, no brackets or hooks. Have been assuming it may have originally had an internal tension system, but several…Continue
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Got me wondering, do we know how they would have been tuned at the time? I have the 3 and a half strings…Continue
Just got this old banjo on eBay. It was listed as homemade or folk art, which is why there were no serious bidders.
I think it is an 1870s H.C. Dobson, before he went to the more conventional design in the 1880s.
Any thoughts, pro or con about that I.D.? Haven't taken it apart yet, so don't know if it says Dobson inside the pot.