Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

February 2014 Blog Posts (3)


The whole thing about thumb strings developed from a discussion about repertoire and styles of Early Banjo. I hope someone wants to jump back in and discuss music. 

Added by Tim Twiss on February 10, 2014 at 10:13am — 14 Comments

homemade gourd banjo

Hi. Just built, with the generous help of a luthier friend, a gourd banjo similar to the one in the 1790 painting The Old Plantation.

Got me wondering, do we know how they would have been tuned at the time? I have the 3 and a half strings…


Added by Jim Jacquet on February 5, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments


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