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Playing Since: 1985
Experience Level: Novice
revellfa has made 95 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
"The Dixie Grand" Banjo Handmade by Andy Boarman circa 1979-80.
"The Black Pony" A custom made banjer with a walnut neck built on a Cox rim and gold plated no hole archtop tone ring.
"The Crude Dude", Custom D-Scale Banjo made by Ken White of Elkins, WV.
Encore banjo that a parishoner bought for me (Asian banjo, great sound.)
Gretsch Tenor Banjo
1935 Kalamazoo KM-11 oval hole, flaback mandolin
2009 Martin D-16RGT Acoustic Guitar
1986 HD-28 SE with Christian Martin III's signature
Kalamazoo Sport Model Guitar
1973 Gibson Blue Ridge Model Acoustic Guitar
1935 Supertone Gene Autry "Ole Santa Fe" Archtop Guitar
Carlos Tenor Guitar
Two Oscar-Schmidt 12 Chord Autoharps
Mainland Concert Ukulele (Red Cedar and Rosewood.)
Old Student Fiddle
Home made Bass
Gremlen Guitar strung to Nashville Tuning
Red Foley Supertone Guitar
Various other junk...
Don Reno and Red Smiley and all the Tenessee Cut-Ups.
Uncle Dave Macon
The Carter Family
The Korn Kobblers
Annie and Mac (check them out on You Tube)
Homer and the Barnstormers
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Last Visit 6/17/2013
Friday, February 08, 2013 @10:27:26 AM
Anybody shipping an instrument? If so I can tell you from personal experience now that you need to avoid UPS like the plague. A great seller here on the hangout sent me a well packed banjo in an instrument box and also packed away in it's hard shell case. When it arrived the heel was cracked all the way through.
I called UPS the same day (Dec. 5) and they said they would send somebody out to do an inspection. After a month with no inspector I gave them a call, he finally came a few weeks later. He said it was packed well and that the problem wasn't the shipper's fault.
Two months later after hearing nothing I contact the BBB and file a complaint. I heard back from them today--since it was a "used" box they have denied my claim. I said, "it was an instrument box, packed well, and the instrument was in a hardshell case!" Was told that doesn't matter, the "used" box obviously caused the banjo to break (it wasn't them throwing packages around because it was near Christmastime I guess.)
I asked if they did DNA testing on the wood fibers to determine if it was a used box or not. They told me no. How do they know exactly? It was an instrument box--a box that instruments are shipped in--come on people!
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Pre-Pro II, likely late 1960s
SR II Earl Scruggs Model
Vega by the Galaxy Corporation No Ser. #
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