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Playing Since: 2017
Experience Level: Just Startin'

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Occupation: Registered Nurse (retired)

Gender: Male
Age: 66

My Instruments:
1927 Gibson TB-3 Conversion Mastertone purchased from Jim Mills in July 2017; Serial Number 8823-80; Flathead conversion using a vintage nickel plated Bill Kelly ring (uncut rim); original two-piece flange; Pre-War archtop E2 tension hoop; no hole arch top tone ring (original); Gibson factory Pre-War 1927 plectrum neck from the 404 special order FON to a 5-string conversion neck using original Diamonds and Snowflakes factory inlay pattern and the original Gibson binding (I have the original tenor neck); original tenor Presto Patent tailpiece (I have this); using an original five string Presto Patent tailpiece; original Grover Patent tuners with Ivoroid buttons; 1958 Weatherking script head or Rogers Three Star hide head as an archtop; fat rim early 1927; set-up and stabilization of the original resonator finish by John Boulding; original 1927 case and tuning wrench; Catalin buttons, Mother of Pearl Pre-War buttons, and Iveroid buttons; in John's words-"This thing's a hoss!"

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Jim Mills; Russ Carson; Dr. Ralph Stanley; Earl; J. D. Crowe; Don Reno; the Grascals; Ronnie Boone

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Created 9/11/2017
Last Visit 9/28/2022

I am a retired Schizophrenia rehab nurse who is currently restoring a 1969 MGB Roadster historic SCCA/Tar Heel Sports Car Club rally car back to original for AACA judging; married to my beautiful wife Sharon Ann who is a Special Education teacher; originally an archaeologist who discovered bluegrass in the 1970's in Cimarron, New Mexico and have always wanted to play a Gibson Pre-War Mastertone banjo! God Bless! Tony

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