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Billy Cipri

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Playing Since: 2007
Experience Level: Intermediate

[Jamming] [Socializing]

Occupation: Retail

Gender: Male
Age: 55

My Instruments:
2006 GIBSON LIMITED EDITION RETRO 4 MASTERTONE #23 of 40....(Antique Walnut / Chrome)

2007 STELLING RED FOX DELUXE....(Custom Finish High-Figure Maple / Gold)

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
The Dillards (Doug Dillard)....Earl Scruggs....Bela Fleck....Bill Emerson....Most Anyone Who Plays With Taste & Gets A Good Tone!

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Created 4/12/2008
Last Visit 8/26/2017

I currently reside in North-Eastern Illinois and I have played guitar and bass semi-professionally since beginning at age 12....I do currently own a fine collection of those instruments....(although having sold several of them off in order to purchase my new banjos.) I have secretly entertained a strong desire to learn the 5-string fact for many-a-year....having grown-up back East in the Appalachian foothills where I was exposed to bluegrass and 'roots music' at an ealy age. I finallly made the 'switch' to learning 5-string banjo during the latter part of 2007 and am a novice player who is patiently and gradually acquiring the skills to mastering a totally new instrument. I'm pleased and encouraged with my progress, thus-far as I apparently have natural aptitude and it does not harm that I spent considerable time studying 'fingerstyle guitar' for some years....PRIOR to commiting to learn the skills of 5-string in bluegrass style. Now....I'm completely taken by the banjo and recently have purchased two very fine instruments for which I am both grateful and proud to own...and I expect that they will serve me well for the remainder of my life as an aspiring banjo player! I am sure that I hold with stating that the 'Banjo Hangout' is the very-best source, (if not the ONLY source) on the internet) stay both informed and in-touch with all that learning and enjoying the banjo entails. I am very pleased that I have made the decision to join all of the other folks who are here. Now that I have formally made my 'switch' to the is certain to be an informative and rewarding experience to be HERE....with all of YOU!

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