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Playing Since: 1960

Experience Level: Purty Good

mike gregory has made 1399 recent additions to Banjo Hangout 

Interests:
[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: banjo maker

Gender: Male

Age: 70

My Instruments:
Handmade (from FRAMUS parts),

Slingerland Maybelle,
5-string CookieTin on a Stick.

SQUARED EEL



Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Any local band. (Same songs as national acts, better ticket prices) John Hartford, Stephen Wade. Original Kingston Trio. George Grove. Tony Trischka. And the as-yet undiscovered saxophone star Jessica Apalsch.

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Created 12/14/2005
Last Visit 3/4/2015


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Made in Florida 

Posted 7/16/2010 2:10:48 PM

It was marketed as the "Swinette". Notice how it resembles the back end of a pig. Squeezing the lever changed the tension of the string. Hard to play a recognizable song on it! Old fellow who sold it to me, later mailed me the plans. Said he was near 90, and wanted to pass along the process to somebody younger. But, sadly, I never made one.

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panthersquall Says:
Friday, July 16, 2010 @5:14:41 PM

Sadly, there were no wild monkeys involved.

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