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Playing Since: 1962
Experience Level: Purty Good
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1930 Gibson TB-Granada sn 9556-32
1930 Gibson RB-3 sn 9602-12
1936 Gibson PB-Granada sn 558-3
Henry C Dobson "Silver Bell"
1924 Gibson RB-3
1929 Granada/Style 5 Deluxe
Banjoists: Bobby Thompson, Adam Hurt, Earl Scruggs, J.D.Crowe, Scott Vestal, Ron Stewart, Robby Boone, Ron Block
Guitarists: Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Howard Roberts, Wes Montgomery, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Tony Rice, Robert Bowlin
Bands: Foggy Mountain Boys, P P and M, Bob Dylan, Kingston Trio, A K U S, Crowe and New South, Area Code 615, The Rooftop Singers, Johnson Mountain Boys
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Last Visit 6/18/2013
on “Peg Head Detail (photo by Burt)”
Saturday, March 03, 2012 @10:33:17 AM
Stunning. I think think the no 7 inlays are the most iconic of all the golden age open back banjos. I have a doug unger no7 style, a 1908 Fairbanks no 7 with a repro lefty neck and a 1923 vega no7 also with a lefty no7 neck. Is there any cure for my infatuation for no7 style banjos??
Saturday, March 03, 2012 @10:40:04 AM
Hell no.....just go with it and enjoy.....I would point you in the direction of Consalvi, the most noted and collectible engraver.....I am looking at your photos now.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @5:35:24 AM
This fern is certainly one of the best I have ever seen
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @11:00:32 AM
Yes this is 1904 Icilo Consalvi. Thanks for your appreciation....In 1906 he returned to his homeland, Italy.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @11:49:46 AM
Thats a great peghead Bill, clean and bold, really pops. He sure was an artist.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @11:58:14 AM
Hi Glen....yes....this banjo deserves some finer photography. My guy is fine, he just seems to have rushed this session or farmed it out to his girlfriend.
We will reshoot at some point. This banjo has not been restored or touched up. The tuners were changed out to help minimize any future cracking in the dyed pearwood peg head overlay.
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