Saturday, November 3, 2012 @9:51:43 AM
John that is a mice photo. You should number them all. David
Saturday, November 3, 2012 @11:29:19 AM
I have 4 calf and goat skin heads made by you (John) earlier this year, and one calf skin made earlier, (previously owned by David Emery). I believe they all (or most) are signed above the flesh hoop - but not stamped, since they were made before the stamp was available. I'm wondering if having them stamped adds aesthetic or other value?? I suppose aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder - but any idea what collectors or buyers might value? A stamp added to the African goat skin would probably be hard to see due to its great coloration.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 @11:45:47 AM
I don't know what John who is rather modest might say; but I feel these heads are superior to anything you might find if anyone else is in the market providing pre mounts. Rogers heads were fine in their day and are valued because they are branded as Rogers heads. While I cannot know what the future holds, many of these hide heads will be around after we are gone and excellent heads will be appreciated. If they are stamped by the maker it is possible they will be sought after. Of course I think it looks great today. John mounted a head on my old Thoroughbred and as you can see in my photo page looks really nice.
John has been asked to provide heads for my new banjos being built by Jason Burns and Lee Sproull. I am proud of that and will be equally pleased to have his mark inside these fine banjos. David E.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 @12:16:45 PM
Congratulations on number 100, John. It's great to see your initiative and commitment to quality rewarded.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 @5:09:39 PM
Thanks for your comment David. It's pretty much what I anticipated - the value of the logo/brand. When I get my WL back, I'll call John and see if I can get the stamped logos. John has been kind to have me in his home three times to check banjos and make skin heads. All my banjos, all Reiters, have heads made by John.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 @5:22:56 PM
Oh I know you. John has spoken about your Reiter banjos and visits. I know John would be pleased to stamp the heads for you. Who wouldn't want to put their mark on their product. This new updated logo looks really nice. I hope you are enjoying your banjos. John and I have known each other and played music together for decades. He is a Reiter fan and has more of them than anybody I know. Good to know you on BHO. David E.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 @5:42:46 PM
You need to come over as see my bracket-band tubaphone anyway. Give me a call sometime.
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