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Banjo Flavor of the week/Gibson

Posted by maryzcox on Saturday, June 9, 2007

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This Gibson RB250 was my first good banjo, bought in the early seventies. A few years ago, Ken Miller took off the resonator and added the scoop.  This banjo has always been a delight to play. :) All of the tunes on our first CD "Vintage BAnjo" were recorded on this Gibson. 

Vintage Banjo was editor's choice in Banjo Newsletter in January 2000 !

You may listen to the Mp3 to "Dixie" (Vintage Banjo) on my music page at BHO or on the jukebox

Vintage Banjo is available on my homepage at:

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Also available is a banjo tab book for simple clawhammer arrangements  of  the tunes that are on the CD.

Here are the tunes on the CD and in the tab book:

Sally Ann, Dixie, Elzic's Farewell, Johnson Boys, Cindy, Bonaparte's Retreat, Pigtown Fling, Little Black Dog Gone Trottin' Down the Road, Dunsmore Lasses, Cherokee Shuffle, Sheebeg Agus Sheemore, Sugar Hill, Napoleon Crossing the Rhine, Sandy River Belles

6 comments on “Banjo Flavor of the week/Gibson”

dpete210 Says:
Saturday, June 9, 2007 @10:11:38 AM

Hi Mary, thanks for asking to be my friend :) I'm relatively new to the banjo (about 2 years ago) and I'm just beginning to feel like I can play a little. I enjoy listening to your playing. You are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of me :) Have a good summer!

just a picker Says:
Monday, June 11, 2007 @9:53:14 AM

Hey you changed your pic ! Where did you find that one ?

maryzcox Says:
Monday, June 11, 2007 @10:58:29 AM


Eric Myers drew it for me. I love it. He is drawing 50 banjo pictures to raise money to put a new roof on his house.

Here is his web page where he tells about it.

Nelson Says:
Monday, June 11, 2007 @11:56:05 AM

Excellent CD... I am listening to it as I write this... "Cindy" is playing.  I am thinking about getting the tab book to go along with it... but I haven't really played clawhammer style in such a long time and even when I did I was not very good... and my fingernail would split right up the middle... until I took a real thin brass fingerpick and put it on backwards... but that was pretty uncomfortable and would pinch the fleshy pad on the end of the finger...  I dunno... maybe... we'll see.


Excellent CD...

maryzcox Says:
Monday, June 11, 2007 @1:30:35 PM

Thanks Nelson. :) Is that an old Gibson guitar you are holding in your avatar photo?

Best wishes,

Mary Z. Cox

Nelson Says:
Monday, June 11, 2007 @5:22:06 PM

Yes.  It is a Southern Jumbo that I bought in 1972.  It has the square shoulder dreadnought body and adjustable bridge and was discontinued sometime in the late 80's (I think).  Gibson has resumed making it but have opted for the round shoulder dreadnought body... I don't know why.


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