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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: At least I bought a new banjo just before the corona virus arrived...

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guitarbanjoman - Posted - 03/29/2020:  00:11:32

...and this banjo is so beautiful I still can't believe it I actually own it... it's like waking up every morning beside Marilyn Monroe!

And what a team it has behind it: design and engraving by "Banjomania" plectrum wizard Brad Roth, assisted by legendary repair and restoration experts Renee Karnes and Vinnie Mondello.

I've always loved Art Deco and most of my guitars are that style, so this banjo fits right in! And what an amazingly responsive instrument with its "vox" style tone ring... it's way more than I deserve, but luckily for me, banjos change hands based on money, not musical ability!

Now if only I could sell my other Vega style banjo, my 1969 VegaVox iv! But, no, I had to choose the worst time to sell a banjo since 1929...



Edited by - guitarbanjoman on 03/29/2020 00:15:29

Alvin Conder - Posted - 03/29/2020:  05:39:11

That really is a beautiful instrument.

I’m not a four string player, but I have always appreciated the beauty of some of the really high end four stringers.

Play it in good health and joy.

Richard Hauser - Posted - 03/29/2020:  07:14:54

I ordered another guitar and it will be arriving this week. The Caronavirus situation isn't affecting every retailer. When I finalized the sale on the phone, the company rep did said most folks were working at home. One of the countries largest mail order music stores told me that only the repair and shipping departments were operating.

texasdw - Posted - 03/29/2020:  07:44:31

Beautiful instrument.

I'm a newbie...just put a banjo on layaway at a local shop before the shutdown. It's a waiting game now.

mrphysics55 - Posted - 03/29/2020:  08:33:19


Stu D Baker-Hawk - Posted - 03/29/2020:  09:32:55

Yeah, it's 'okay' if you're into THAT sort of thing. (Oh, my gawd, that banjo is gorgeous!!!)

guitarbanjoman - Posted - 03/29/2020:  11:45:19

Here’s a 2013 video clip of BRAD ROTH (the guy who designed and engraved the Deco Vox back in 1994) playing with a dixieland band

What an amazing talent!

To play banjo at that level, and also be capable of designing and making such a beautiful instrument... wow!

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