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Playing Since: 1971
Experience Level: Purty Good

Gender: Male
Age: 65

My Instruments:
Earl Scruggs

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Created 3/6/2004
Last Visit 4/9/2014

As a kid, I always loved to hear The Beverly Hillbillies come on to listen to Earl play, so I asked my parents for a banjo. I taught myself with the help of some records from a guy in Marietta, Ga. Played for 34 years right-handed. About 5 or 6 years ago, I started noticing a problem developing that eventually led to me not being able to play because of what I eventually discovered was focal dystonia in my right index and middle fingers. I have been playing left-handed for about 3 years now and it is coming back. It has been a struggle because I still have some trouble on the fretboard with my fingers, but I have figured out ways around it.

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