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Jim Yates replied to topic 'I think Banjo and bluegrass music should be taught in schools.' 9 hrs
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Jim Yates replied to topic 'Banjo lesson are a COMPLETE waste of money, Get it Free or forget it ' 3 days
Playing Since: 1975
Occupation: Co-owner & repair technician
Currently have a new Deering Vega Senator, a couple of old English 5-string banjos and a Wildwood Troubador.
Not really much of a player but have built, repaired and serviced banjos for 32 years.
I'm a bit spoiled since I have over 100 new banjos at the shop...you will often see me take home a Tenbrooks banjo too (grin)
I like 'em all !
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I grew up playing guitar and a little hacking around on banjo during the late 60s, early 70s. After a short period working in service for Fender Guitars, I opened The Twelfth Fret Guitarists Pro Shop in Toronto in 1977. We now have 6 full time luthiers on staff, the "new guy" having joined us 18 years ago. The number of fretted instruments that pass through our workshop and busy retail store astounds me. Here at 12fret, I have become "the banjo specialist" and really enjoy my work. The Twelfth Fret has grown to be the largest and best stocked source of banjos in Canada. Touch base with me any time by phone or email if you have technical questions. I love to talk shop when it comes to banjos !! I sell them too...and ship world-wide !
'Banjo' 3 hrs
'IBMA' 4 hrs
'Norwegian Wood' 6 hrs
'New Website' 8 hrs