Posted by chuckles50 on Sunday, March 11, 2007
Visited the 12th Fret in Toronto again. I go about once a month now to play a few banjo's, play a few guitars and generally soak up the atmosphere. Met a young man perhaps 20, from Montreal, who played acoustic guitar very well. He was in serious purchase mode and was trying to decide, on a limited budget, which guitar to buy. We started exchanging idea's and played a variety of guitars. I tried to be encouraging as this young man had an abundance of talent. He eventually left the store empty handed, having put a guitar on hold for 24 hours. I wonder if he came back the next day and bought it.
I ventured to the back of the store and began playing a few different banjo's as I am getting itchy as to the purchase of a second banjo. Not sure when that will happen at this point but my birthday is coming up in 3 weeks. I played this one then that one, then the other one then this one again etc. On this trip, the Deering John Hartford model with the grenadillo tone ring really caught my eyes, ears and heart. I decided to leave the store before my itch became an obsession. But eventually, sooner or later, probably sooner than later .....
Monday, March 12, 2007 @8:12:57 AM
that sounds familiar, i turned 50 last month and bought myself a 1960 rb100 a friend had been trying to sell. the bajo had a bad neck that needed substantial repair, so i made atrip to the gibson factory in nashville to arrange the fix and get out of the house in the middle of winter. at the factory the feller in charge of the wall with about amillion dollars worth of banjos said play what you want.so i picked my way through 20,000$ worth of mastertones till i got tothe jd crowe blackjack.thereis no other banjo
Monday, March 12, 2007 @12:12:27 PM
So what are you waiting for? Seriously. Doesn't the banjo bring you joy? Happiness? What about all those around you? Doesn't that infectious sound affect them the same way?
Go spread the good cheer! Buy that banjo!
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