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Following My Muse...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For those of you who enjoy my banjo music I wanted to let you know that I've taken a recent interest in learning blues guitar and harmonica.  I can already play some blues guitar, both fingerstyle and electric improvisation but I've always wanted to do a deep dive into the genre and REALLY learn it inside and out. So, I've dusted off my 6 string electric guitar and am enjoying taking the pentatonic minor scale into uncharted territory!  I've also set a goal to learn blues harp (an instrument I have never really played). I have absolutely no doubt that banjo fever will return and I still play my instruments frequently, but for now I feel compelled to follow my muse and see where it takes me!

 

 

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Playing Since: 2009
Interests:
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Occupation: VP, User Experience at Alpha Theory

Gender: Male
My Instruments:
Banjos

1) Romero 12" s/n 10225
2) Huber Roanoke Truetone
3) Huss and Dalton Singletree (12" Tubaphone)
4) Rettberg & Lange Manhattan Model (Circa 1890-1900)
5) Goldtone Cello Banjo (CEB-5)
6) Deering Goodtime Parlor with planetary tuners
7) Romero Banjo Uke s/n 10247
8) Tranjo 8.1

Victor 6 String Banjola s/n 417-075

Guitars

1) Martin 0016C
2) Ibanez Artist (Double Cutaway Electric Guitar - 1982)
3) Taylor T5 (Koa - First Edition)
4) Tacoma Chief C1C
5) Baby Taylor (First edition with Taylor hardshell case)
6) Fender Mustang Bass (Fretless)
7) Fender American Deluxe Telecaster
8) Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
9) Gibson ES-339
10) Traveller Guitar EG-1 Custom
11) Hollander Guitars - Grand Orchestral Acoustic Guitar - Serial No. 001


Other

Software Instruments (Too many to mention...)
Native American Flutes (Assorted collection)
Ultrasound Pro-200 Amplifier
Fender 65 Twin Reverb Reissue

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I'm a part-time luthier (www.hollanderguitars.com) and a fingerstyle guitarist for over 40 years. I came across my first banjo at an estate sale and have since restored it. Finding this banjo has opened up a new world of creative self-expression for me and I am completley hooked on a variety of styles on the banjo. More info here: http://www.banjocrazy.com/articles/hollander_1.shtml

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