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For the discussion of vintage Japanese-made banjos from the 1970s and 1980s, regardless of the brand.

18 Members, Created 7/20/2015 -

Administrators: Society Hill (owner)

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Japanese banjos

Hello everyone, I've been picking for 3 years here in Central Florida after attending a bunch of bluegrass festivals at the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak. Got a great teacher named... Read More
From medsix 5 years ago
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Ibanez Artist tailpiece

Hello all, Well the tailpiece on my 1978 591-FB finally decided to crack today. Don't suppose anyone out there has one or knows someone who would?  I know there are other options but I... Read More
From Landcrab 5 years ago
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Multi-ply rim replacement on late 70's Ibanez

I have a 1970s Ibanez Artist with a multi-ply rim that was coming apart.  After fooling with some screws and glue, I decided to get a block rim and wooden tone ring setup made by Harold Green in... Read More
From Society Hill 6 years ago

Good to find this group

  It's been years since I posted anything on the hangout.  I used to be on here quite a bit but then drifted away. Besides my home built banjos I have an Iida 233. The fellow... Read More
From vfhamilton 7 years ago
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Those good ole Japanese banjos

Although I don't own any now I've had my fair share of them. Really wish I had a few of them back. Society Hill and I have shared a couple of them.  He really knows them and happy... Read More
From dc48 7 years ago

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