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Playing Since: 1966
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5 strings: 2 Made by Nora Rogers: 1. Cherry 11 1/2 rim, Nora Rogers- 2006; 2. Walnut, slothead 11 1/2 in. rim-2012; two old Gibsons; 1919 Fairbanks-Vega; no-name fretless with "aftermarket" copper plate on fingerbd. Other: 1917 Little Wonder tenor & Wizard banjo uke.
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on “Patrick, Nora & banjo no. 1”
Monday, March 17, 2008 @7:50:58 PM
My daughter Nora Rogers (right) is holding the first banjo she built & designed. Winter 2006. On the left is her friend Patrick Zung, who made all the metal parts except for the tuners: ie. brackets, bracket shoes, stretcher band & copper inlay. I am playing this banjo on "Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown."
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @9:42:36 PM
Monday, March 19, 2012 @12:06:19 AM
So am I!!
Monday, March 19, 2012 @6:51:47 AM
After a long hiatus to work on other projects, Nora is making another small batch of banjos based on this prototype -- they'll be have 11 l/2 inch rims as above & the same handmade hardware but the necks & rims will be walnut & the pegheads are to be slotted.
Monday, March 19, 2012 @7:25:05 AM
A slotted head would be lovely on this model
Monday, March 19, 2012 @7:49:02 AM
I remember the one you played. It was beautiful. I remember it as being an Ashborn reproduction. Will these new ones be the same and for sale? I would be very interested.
Monday, March 19, 2012 @11:44:23 AM
These are her own design, but...she had just been to the Banjo Collectors' Gathering where she had seen & admired a couple of Ashborns. I'll post a picture of the prototype slothead model.
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