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The New beginning for an old instrument....

Posted by dustyhood on Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Saturday, 17 Oct 2009, We have been married for 17 years today. We are still younger than most at this point in life, me being 36 and the better half only 34. We had a trip to town today and was just hanging out together going from store to store/ pawn shop and music stores looking for the middle daughter a nice clarionet for christmas. She was wanting a Buffet compton for her grades, but times are not that good, yet. We stopped and found a orginial Buffet Compton for a reasonable used price and made the arrangements for the payments. I was wondering around the store and noticed a used banjo, I have had a thing for the type of music for sometime, but never thought of playing it. I ask the clerk if the banjo checked out ok and he replied the store owner would be here in a few minutes and we could ask for help from him he was the string instrument teacher. After a while had past I asked the wife if she thought I could learn to play the banjo. She replied "we'll you figured out how to work, raise three kids, put me though college, why not " I was set on finding a Banjo for the dumb, but the owner said this banjo was a locals grandfathers and they wanted an electric guitar instead. He said he had a buyer for it online but, If i wanted it he would like to see it stay local. We made a deal and for less than expected I was geared up with replacement strings, a fresh tune, new remo weatherking head, and precision head alignment. I ask about lessons and I will start later in november after the concert season for high school band is completed( Middle daughter). After arriving at home and cleaning up the old stick it really shines nice. Out here in the rural parts of alabama a banjo is a nice time passer. I hope to get more time to get with the nice folks around the music and have fun again. More to Come...

2 comments on “The New beginning for an old instrument....”

Texasbanjo Says:
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 @5:44:49 AM

WElcome to the Hangout. When you get started on the banjo, feel free to ask questions in the forums, lots of great people here who will help you.

Also, lots of good lessons here on the Hangout, good MP3s to listen to, lots of tabs, etc.

twayneking Says:
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @6:42:20 AM

You have come to the right place...

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