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Playing Since: 1977
Experience Level: Purty Good
Gumbograss has made 6 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
Occupation: Sales Manager/Medical Supplies
1. Custom made Stewart MacDonald kit with arch top and custom hand carved inlays.
2. 1964? Dixie Banjo Uke (not currently playable)
3. No-name, open back, fretless...probably made from a kit. Bought it from a friend.
4. Alvarez acoustic guitar (circa 1978)
5. Harmony mandolin (looks like a beginner model, probably 40+ years old)
6. McSpadden mountain dulcimer
7. Epiphone copy of ཷ Les Paul
8. Epiphone by GIbson strat-like electric
9. Washburn acoustic guitar with electronics (my father-in-law bought this just a few months before he passed away...very special guitar)
So many artists, so many genres...In no particular order: Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Don Reno, Bill Keith, John Hartford, Doc Watson, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Bill Monroe, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Old Crow Medicine Show, Blue Highway, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steve Earl, Eric Clapton, The Osborne Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, String Wizards, Seldom Scene, Grateful Dead, Old and In The Way, Hank Williams (Sr. and Jr.), Merle Haggard, Jimmy Martin, Lynard Skynard, Jethro Tull, The Who, The Guess Who, CCR, Led Zeplin, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Dire Straits, The Beatles, The Kinks, Queen, The Rolling Stones, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, James Taylor, Jim Croche, Bruce Cockburn, and so many more...
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Last Visit 5/22/2013
Monday, May 20, 2013 @9:07:53 PM
Banjo brothers and sisters, I would like to remind you to pay attention to the smallest things, when it comes to your banjo. See the archtop Stew Mac I'm playing in my profile pic? It had the same leather cradle strap on it for over 30 years. A week ago I found a spot where the leather was wearing thin and I thought, "I need to see about getting a new strap soon." I wish I had. While playing at a local nursing home tonight, I reached up to put an electronic tuner on the head, leaving the banjo supported only by that strap, and it chose that moment to break. I could not catch my banjo. The banjo my mom had made for me in 1981 fell like an anvil and smashed onto the tile floor. The binding broke, the back of the resonator popped off, and the rim is cracked all the way through.
I will be taking it for an estimate this weekend, and I'm praying a repair is even possible. I believe everything happens for a reason. It will be interesting to see what the reason for this could be.
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