Glad you are still plunking away. I still have the Boucher and built a copy to play at living history. The old one sounds and plays better. I recently bought a Vega Whyte Laydie 1927 plectrum and converted it to five-string. I use it for more modern playing. I have an ancient Dobson with nylon strings and it plays great.
Greg, thank you for encouraging me to come to the Antietam Early Banjo Gathering. I am just begining to be exposed to what you might consider "standard" music (most of what I have played has been hymns, and a few of the most popular tunes such as Home Sweet Home, and Long, Long Ago) however, I believe it would be a wonderful experience. I was tentitively asked to lead the Church service at Corbit's Charge on June 24, however, they have not yet confirmed this. At worst I would miss Sunday. Also, I see that there will be a class in reference to guitar, which I do also play, and am very interested in learning more about period aspects. Thank you again.
Hey Greg! Hope you're staying warm. Finally getting around to order a banjo from Terry Bell and I remember you discussing some new "red" strings that have come out recently, but I cannot seem to remember the specifics. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Greg. I am not really one for joining groups, but thought this looked interesting. The funny thing is hours after joining I was contacted by someone who has a vintage fretless banjo to sell. I haven't bought a fretless banjo in about twenty years.
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