I delivered Brian's banjo to the Fiddle House today. What an awesome place that is. If you come to Nashville ... it is a MUST SEE destination.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @11:56:24 AM
Oh, how I drool! I play my ancient Stewart with an old calfskin head more than any other in my house. Unfortunately, its not a Thoroughbred, yet. That is a beauty. brad
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @2:17:43 PM
Looks familiar doesn't it? Is it similar to mine? David E.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @2:46:29 PM
Yes - but this time I put the head on "right-side-up." ;<)
Seriously - this banjo has a larger 11" rim ... and a neck that is even more slim than yours. The ebony fingerboard on yours might be thicker (this one is fairly thin). But it has similar colored wood layers underneath.
Looking at old photos, I see yours is #19363. This one is 51373 - I assume it is a good bit later. But I don't know how their serial numbers worked.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 @1:00:46 PM
Nice photo John. Makes me want to visit and wander around Nashville. Maybe..., we might even hang out in some of those smoky sin palaces on Broadway and listen to guys past their prime play music. Oh wait....I have to be careful with those comments. That sounds too much like us. David E.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 @1:26:13 PM
David: The fiddle house has a big wall FULL of fiddles now. Many more than the last time I was there. Maybe next time you come to Nashville we can visit it. For a smoky "sin-palace" ... we can check out Tootsie's on Broadway. We will have to go to the Musician's Hall of Fame to see Ben & Amy's old drum set on display.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 @5:23:26 PM
Sounds like a good day. We will do it at some point this year. David E.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 @5:57:46 PM
What a great looking banjo!
I don't know the Fiddle House, but will look it up.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 @7:06:17 PM
It is in East Nashville (Five-points area) ... right behind Woodland Studio. The old house was Buddy Spicher's recording studio. They repair, build, and sell fiddles. They also play lots of GREAT music. Brian Christianson is the CFO (Chief Fiddle Officer).
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