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Playing Since: 1959
Experience Level: Purty Good

[Teaching] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: Retired

Gender: Male
Age: 82

My Instruments:
BOWLIN 1865 FRETLESS, BROOKS, Mike Ramsey, Bart Reiter, several antique banjos. I love old banjos.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
R.D. Lunceford, Mary Z. Cox, Dan Levenson, David Holt, Cathy Fink, Bob Flesher, Wayne Erbson and many more banjo friends along the way.

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Created 12/11/2005
Last Visit 12/26/2023

I have enjoyed a love of the old 5 string banjo as far back as I can remember. I learned to repair and build banjos over the years because I loved the look and sound of the old ones. I try to build a banjo that looks and sounds like one that has been sitting in a sealed box for over 150 years, just waiting to be discovered by someone like me. That's why I started building The BOWLIN 1865 Fretless BANJO. I try to build a banjo that looks like the one in my imigination, that I hoped someday to discover . I enjoy getting to know banjo players with the same interest, I continue to make friends because of the banjo, and hope I always will. It's been a true blessing for me. Thank you, to all the special friends that have helped me on my banjo journey through life. If you would like to find out more about The Bowlin1865 Fretless Banjo, please contact me at ---------

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