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Bart Reiter #340

Posted by jbalch on Saturday, October 4, 2014

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I think this may be the BEST sounding Reiter 11" Grand Concert I have played.  The banjo made its way back to me tonight ... ten years after I first owned it.

8 comments on “Bart Reiter #340”

superdave Says:
Sunday, October 5, 2014 @5:01:41 AM

Is this the A scale banjo ?

jbalch Says:
Sunday, October 5, 2014 @7:22:39 AM

No. This is a 1988 full-scale Grand Concert that showed up on my doorstep last night looking for a home.

I briefly owned it ten years ago. Back then , I traded it to Elizabeth (ex-wife of Jack Pearson), in payment for her playing bass and banjo on my ~HOT~ Biscuit Jam cd.

Now it has come back to me. And I'm very pleased...both because it is a truly great instrument - and it especially that it belonged to my friend Liz.

This really may be the best sounding 11" Reiter G.C. I've ever heard. It has a big, wide sound that rivals my 12" I.R. banjos. You really hear the Bacon tone ring working inside the rim chamber. And it actually "resonates." This is exactly the way a great Internal Resonator banjo should sound. It really fills the room - without being in your face.

kona Says:
Sunday, October 5, 2014 @7:41:36 AM

awesome. congrats on the re-aquisition!

dbrooks Says:
Sunday, October 5, 2014 @8:55:00 AM

What a story, John. Maybe your good karma from all of the helpful things you do for others played a role. Enjoy the reunion.

superdave Says:
Sunday, October 5, 2014 @10:49:32 AM

Wow that's an early one too ! Let's see the rest of it.

jbalch Says:
Sunday, October 5, 2014 @10:58:40 AM

I'll photograph it soon and post some better images. I snapped that shot of the peg head last night in poor lighting. It was too dark to get good shots if the whole banjo.

frailin Says:
Sunday, October 5, 2014 @7:19:56 PM

Wow. Nice. VERY nice. :)

rubicon Says:
Thursday, October 9, 2014 @7:55:44 AM

Congrats I have let some go I wish I had back nice to hear you got it back ill bet it wont be let go of again lol !!

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