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Happy Birthday to Me!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Well today I should be receiving my new Chuck Lee banjo. It is quite a piece of art. I got a very nice email from Chuck. He said he had made it for himself out of choice pieces he had set aside across the years. Then decided he better have something nice to show/sell for his 10th anniversary. So he shipped it off to Zepp the day it was complete for his anniversary piece. I purchased it the day after it arrived. Marc at Zepp said it was one of the most beautiful banjos he has ever seen.

The UPS tracking says it arrives today. Appropriate as today is my 46th birthday. I started to learn banjo as a way to feel more connected to my grandfather who passed long ago. It has brought to me more than that. I have had fun, learned a thing or two and made some great friends.

Oh if you're wondering, just because someone can afford a nice banjo doesn't mean they know how to play it. Myself is a great example of that.

Take a peek at my incoming beauty!

UPDATE: Well I just went to the tracking for my banjo and it has been pushed back to delivery tomorrow the 18th. All I can say is UGH! ​So much for getting here on my birthday, but I'm still excited.


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Playing Since: 2020
Experience Level: Just Startin'


Gender: Male
Age: 57

My Instruments:
2012 Sullivan Vintage 35 Walnut
2012 Chuck Lee #576 10th Anniversary piece
2016 OME Omega
Gone but not forgotten!
2006 Stelling Golden Cross
2006 Gold Tone Orange Blossom 250

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I have pretty varied taste so I'm all over the place. Curtis Eller, Sarah Jarosz, Rachel Eddy, Mark Johnson, "Don Reno", Bela Fleck, Todd Taylor, Earl Scruggs, Linkin Park, Tony Trischka, Nirvana, Seven Mary 3, Cake, Ozzy Ozbourne, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Buddy Guy, Charlie Musslewhite, Royal Crown Revue, Pink Floyd, Dean Martin, Gandpa Jones, Sonnie Boy Williamson, Creed, Evanescence, Bush, Emimem, Portishead, Custom, Queensryche, Billy Joel, Junior Wells, Willy Nelson, Green Day, Trapt, 3 Days Grace, Hoobastank, Ray Charles & more!

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Who the hell is Mike. Well, I'm 54 years old and I live in Delray Beach Florida. I'm an Orthopedic Massage Therapist, specializing in soft-tissue and pain management. I travel about the country for various clients. My grandfather (PopPop) played Banjo and i always think of him playing for me when I was little. So I'm giving this dern contraption a try. If you feel like it give me a shout!

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