Posted by Brentk5s on Sunday, November 23, 2008
It is true. The Buckeye is in progress. I've posted the first pictures I've received from Greg Galbreath of the banjo he is building for me.
As all of my non-banjo friends have said, yes, I know it looks like a block of wood. To me however it is like the first ultra-sound image of my child. I see the potential. I can see the burl of the wood and I can imagine what that is going to feel like in my hands. I can imagin how it will sound; how it will improve my playing. As with my children I worry. I worried if they were developing ok. I worry if I made the right decision . What if I don't like the shorter scale after all? What if my inlay coices seem silly... ( I described them to an artist friend and he said, "Oh, like tatoos for your banjo," and I have begun to doubt what I was so excited about only weeks ago...
I am encouraged by other players who play Greg's beautiful masterworks and I am encouraged by my own preperations and improvements as a bnjo player, as I try to practice enogh to be worthy of my new banjo.
I can't wait for the next pictures and I'll share them as soon as I am able.
Sunday, November 23, 2008 @6:32:46 AM
Yeah, it looks like a shapeless block of wood to some, but to you and your builder, it's a diamond in the rough.
Sunday, November 23, 2008 @4:25:27 PM
where is the place in your avatar selling all the banjos? IN St. Lou?
Monday, November 24, 2008 @8:25:14 AM
That was the banjo selection at Music Folk.
8015 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Of course, that picture is about 5 years old when I won the drawing for a brand new RB-3.
They still have a great selection and a knowledgeable staff of great folks, but they no longer carry Gibson.
Monday, December 8, 2008 @7:47:47 PM
Don't worry about your choices on the Buckeye ...
It will be a wonderful banjer. If you aren't fond of it ... somebody else will think it's the cat's meow!
Unlike bass boats ;>) ... It'll hold its value for years to come!
Best of luck and ENJOY!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 @4:26:38 AM
I'm not worried, exactly. It's just that YOU keep selling the banjos I would have bought!
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