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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: New Art Deco flange April 2021

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guitarbanjoman - Posted - 04/16/2021:  12:17:14

Dear banjo lovers,

All winter I've been beavering away on a new art deco-style flange to match my beautiful "Deco Vox" banjo, which was custom made in 1995 by one of my banjo heroes, Brad Roth.

I did a posting about this banjo last year...

I'm real happy with the way it turned out, and I hope you will like it too.

And Brad, if you are reading this, I especially hope that YOU will like it! (But don't worry, I saved your old flange just in case!)


Edited by - guitarbanjoman on 04/16/2021 12:17:46

Old Hickory - Posted - 04/16/2021:  17:04:20

Beautiful. Imaginative. Unique.

I love art deco, love alternatives to the Gibson standard flange, and would love to see the peghead and entire fingerboard.

guitarbanjoman - Posted - 04/16/2021:  17:49:12

Thanks, Ken... ok, here goes...

Edited by - guitarbanjoman on 04/16/2021 17:52:46


Ivor - Posted - 04/17/2021:  00:56:24

Amazing work, I imagine you could only play it while wearing black tie and smoking a cigarette through an two foot long holder!

clawhammerjazz - Posted - 04/17/2021:  04:14:11

Your flange cloud design demands that you perform "Nuages" on it every time you play it in public. If you typically name your banjos as I do mine, I would suggest that one! --Cjazz

guitarbanjoman - Posted - 04/17/2021:  05:20:21

Some great ideas here, thanks!

Ivor, do you have a lead on any extra-long cigarette holders? They seem to be kind of hard to find here in Canada what with all the anti-smoking campaigns.

But a couple of years ago while walking around Picadilly area of London, I chanced upon a lane full of tailors selling bespoke smoking jackets much like this one...

...and I think it is exactly what I need to wear when playing my banjo!

So I look forward to returning to London after the pandemic is over!

And, oh, yes--- any chance you could spot me two thousand quid, old man?


Edited by - guitarbanjoman on 04/17/2021 05:28:42

craig wood - Posted - 04/25/2021:  11:53:27

Stunning you have the house to go with it?

guitarbanjoman - Posted - 04/26/2021:  18:19:23

Well, maybe!

Our friends from here in Niagara sold their house and moved to NS where they bought a house AND a cottage AND put some money in the bank!

They moved to Parker’s Cove..? Know it?

craig wood - Posted - 04/29/2021:  11:55:14

I do..Been there several times. Sometimes the sun doesn't shine till noon..It can be foggy there. That said, Parkers cove is beautiful, and the Annapolis Valley over the mountain is a real treat. Houses going up here now.. Banjos not so much. i like the comparison to M. Monroe!

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