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jim atleson
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
from banjo hangout
How long have you played banjo?
20 years or so
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
many fretted and fretless

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At 9:01am on March 6, 2011, James Hartel said…

Hi Jim,

I noticed your Weyman banjo on Ebay and mentioned to a friend, Tiwill Huval  Cape Neddick, Me. who does not have a computer and is in touch with me from time to time about banjos.  He is a very enthusiastic multi-instrument musician who loves banjos.  He has a Boucher and an Ashborn banjo from me and others from Enoch, Lee, and some Vegas, and others. Not too many but he holds on to really nice ones.  I told him that I found your Weyman banjo to be nicest playing instrument in your collection.  That was enough to prompt him to own it.  Now he may start pestering you about selling it to him.  He doesn't use the computer and is worried that you might sell it before he gets a chance to buy it.  I believe that, if he could, he would push the "buy it now" button on that banjo to keep from losing.   I feel he has too much trust in my judgement so I also try to protect his interest.  He didn't ask me to intercede on his behalf, but did call me after speaking with you last night to express anxiety that he might miss out on a chance to buy that banjo.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that, although he sounds a little forward and unusual, he is a genuine, serious banjo enthusist that will come through with money for that banjo if you chose to sell it to him. 

Tiwill also mentioned that your son is having some critical health problems.  I hope everything turns out all right for you and your family. 


Best wishes, Jim

At 10:12pm on August 2, 2012, John Reddick said…

Hi Jim - I'm trying to figure out if you are the Jim who lives in Maine, is a friend of Cody's, that was at Harry Smith Frolic a few weeks ago and who I konw from Banjo Camp.  If so send me a message with your contact info.  I am going to be up in Maine August 16th-19th.

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