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Genre: Old Time
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Old Time
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Old Time
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Old Time
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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www.DennisHavlena.com
Playing Since: 1963
Interests:
[Jamming]

Occupation: Historic Interpretation - semi retired now

Gender: Male
Age: 72

My Instruments:
1892 S S Stewart "Universal Favorite #1" S/N 9348 w/Nylgut strings.
Old Gretsch open-back; several home-made gourd fretted & unfretted banjos;
home-made Cello Banjo (octave lower). Been playing old-time fiddle for over 40 years. Love it. Other instruments played include Highland Bagpipe, Hurdy Gurdy,
Upright Bass, Guitar, Scottish Smallpipes, etc etc. Proficient with some more than others. Been clawhammering for decades, but just got serious about it when I retired from Mackinac Island State Parks (at Ft. Mackinac on Mackinac Island) in 2006.

Check out my long-running website, showing how to build several dozen mostly
easy instruments: www.DennisHavlena.com


Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Pretty much any old-time (non-bluegrass), (non-slick) fiddle/clawhammer-banjo

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Created 4/15/2009
Last Visit 2/22/2018

Been making simple & inexpensive folk instruments for some 40 years. My webpage details construction of these instruments: www.DennisHavlena.com Also have some videos of these instruments on youtube -- just input my last name - havlena - to find these videos. My e-mail address is dhavlena@gmail.com Best wishes all! Dennis Havlena

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