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Cello Banjo Articles

Posted by Paul Roberts on Thursday, December 4, 2008

Captivation by musical sounds leads to the acquisition of musical instruments.

My latest musical romantic interest is with Cello Banjos; I play both 4 and 5-string versions of this most amazing-sounding beast. What's new for me, is not that I just had to get me grubby little mitts on another instrument. What's new, is that I've also acquired another hat: street corner banjo-hawker. I'm selling banjos, namely, all things Gold Tone.

One of the things I'm featuring on my website is musician interviews. So far, I've had several interesting talks with banjo players who have an affinity to Cello Banjos.

Marcy Marxer - Cello Banjo Pioneer
"Mike Seeger came over to our studio to do some recording and he brought a Gibson 1918 cello banjo."

Bob Carlin Talks About Gold Tone Cello Banjos
"I can't wait to see Bela Fleck and Victor Wooten both playing their Gold Tone 5-string cello banjos on stage. Thats going to be pretty exciting."

Cathy Fink: Close-up on the Cello Banjo
"Just about everywhere we play, as soon as a good guitarist or banjo player hears Marcy play, they WANT one!"

Mike Keyes - Discovering the Cello Banjo
"Once you play a cello banjo you will be hooked."

Bob Carlin - Cello Banjo History 
"There was a big boom in banjo orchestras in the 1880s until a little after the turn of the century."

The Old 78's and the Cello Banjo
"It is beautifully designed, well made, and has an unbelievably wonderful sound!"

Wayne A. Rogers, President of Gold Tone
Cello Banjo Development 
"I was immediately struck by how the two banjos sounded together with the harmony, counterpoint and bass lines Marcy was playing on 4-string cello banjo. I was hooked on this instrument!

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