JUST got my banjo back from Chris Cioffi. Man what a WONDER he did on this banjo. Jeff & I colored it and Lacquered it. It looked OK. had a bit of orange peel but acceptable to me. But I sent it off before it dried enough. It stuck to the packing material. Chris buffed it out and it looks great. Of course after he had fixed a laundry list of fixables. Like: new neck cut (reset), plug & reinstall neck lugs, check fit of flange & ring, plane & re-fret, move pip & fill old hole, re-spike and the buff job.
I'm impressed. If you need work send it to him. Quick too (right now). I think you'll hear more from him as time goes along.
I'M POSTING pics of the final product.
Playing Since: 2006
Experience Level: Novice
Parts RB-1 Special Copy. Sullivan Old Growth rim. '93 Gibson/kulesh ring , Prucha flange. 2 hump TP. RK armrest, pot metal tenson hoop, RK Resonator, Unknown neck maker maybe FQMS. All Fit into a BANJO by Chris Cioffi. Check out the photo album.
Bill Monroe, and his band members. Red Alan, J.D.Crowe, Jimmy Martin, Old outdated bluegrass music. Not chic grass.
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T shirt salesman. Good Mandolin player, Newer banjo player. Learned Cripple creek 20 years ago, but just bought a Banjo in '06. It's been more fun than I thought.
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