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maryzcox replied to topic 'If you can't afford a Romero who is building great banjo's in the US ' 9 days
Playing Since: 2006
Experience Level: Just Startin'
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Franciscan - a real cheapie that I borrowed, but the owner had the sense enough to give it to me after realizing that he wasn't going to play it anymore (thou shalt not look a gift horse in the mouth); Banjovie mini by Nechville.
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I'm a late-blooming multi-instrumentalist that was captivated by bluegrass and utterly smitten by old-time. The banjo players at the Banjo Hangout have seduced me, especially the ones that play fretless banjos with gut or nylon strings (I love their sound). I took 3-finger-style lessons in 2006, but I had to stop because of my travel-for-work schedule being excessive. Now I'm fixin' to learn how to frail, since I'm into old-time. There are some note progressions that I have in mind that I can't imagine how they could be done clawhammer style, so I might end up with a mutant frailing technique. See my website (my Fiddle Hangout profile) for more biographical details.
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