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CDV of Swain Buckley on ebay...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Nov 22. 7 Replies

The early banjo in North Alabama...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Oct 29, 2019. 4 Replies

Banjo Roots and Branches by Robert Winans

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Mohr Aug 30, 2018. 1 Reply

 

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Trapdoor2 replied to Trapdoor2's discussion CDV of Swain Buckley on ebay...
"I think the raised frets are an illusion. One of the chanterelles is coincident with the edge of the neck at the photo angle resulting in a wavy edge that looks like frets. Large *banjo* head... ;-)"
Nov 22
Strumelia replied to Trapdoor2's discussion CDV of Swain Buckley on ebay...
"Flush? Then why do we see the light colored fret humps in the neck profile, especially in the area nearer the pot? And why are the frets all casting shadows? Large head- yeah the guy has a big head for sure- but he looks like a real small fellow to…"
Nov 22
Trapdoor2 replied to Trapdoor2's discussion CDV of Swain Buckley on ebay...
"We had a much more in-depth discussion of this CDV on BHO. We pretty much agreed that this was a 13" rim banjo and when the photo is scaled, it is ~28" scale neck (pretty normal up till the 20th C). I think the combination of the large…"
Nov 22
Strumelia replied to Trapdoor2's discussion CDV of Swain Buckley on ebay...
"Looks like minstrel tuning, judging from his fretting position. And looks like stroke style, judging from his right hand. Is this an extra long neck? Nasty wig. lol"
Nov 21
Timothy Twiss replied to Trapdoor2's discussion CDV of Swain Buckley on ebay...
"Same idea....different century"
Nov 8
Timothy Twiss replied to Trapdoor2's discussion CDV of Swain Buckley on ebay...
Nov 8
Timothy Twiss replied to Trapdoor2's discussion CDV of Swain Buckley on ebay...
"I really like this picture. Looks SO badass!"
Nov 8
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CDV of Swain Buckley on ebay...

Pretty cool CDV up on ebay at the moment. Oddball banjo with 2 chanterelles, 22 inlaid frets. Pretty reasonable dating via the photographer's dates extant: 1862-1864.See More
Nov 7

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Genuine Negro Jig TAB...

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 7:37pm 0 Comments

Ok, here it is. Taken from the Hans Nathan book.

Genuine Negro Jig.pdf

Trip Report, AEBG III

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 9:03pm 8 Comments

First, the disclaimer: I know not what I do. I may have disremembered, misquoted, misplaced, waxed hyperbolic or simply forgot. No spotted owls were eaten without the proper Mornay sauce having been ladled properly over each. Rolling verbosity knob to 12...

I had several things in mind whilst…

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Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 5:21pm on December 19, 2008, razyn said…
Just befriending the guys I know, from AEBG or the old forum --
At 2:08am on March 9, 2009, David Wade said…
Thanks Marc, taken me a while to get over here, I'll just sit at the back with a 7-string z-b and have a pint while you lads get on with it.
At 7:43am on April 13, 2009, John Masciale said…
Hi Marc, you can upload files to a forum, but not a video.
Hope things are well - John
At 1:32pm on June 5, 2009, Eric STEFANELLI said…
Hi Marc!
Yes about banjo i'm always on the run....a maniak !
At 10:39am on June 15, 2009, huston west said…
thanks a million, marc.
At 6:39am on December 02, 2009, Carl Anderton gave Trapdoor2 a gift
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Hi Marc, I bought you a shot for buying the Converse songster, it's the least I could do ;^} Have a Merry Christmas.
At 12:03am on June 5, 2012, Mollie Smith said…

Hi, I sent you a friend request so I could ask about the banjo in your profile pic--I didn't realize I could simply leave a comment here asking about it (I just joined, still learning my way around).  Otherwise, I wouldn't have sent a friend request to someone I didn't know, so please feel free to respond via comments, no need to accept the request since you don't know me.  :-)

Mollie

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