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revellfa replied to topic 'What’s the best way for me to get a long neck banjo? Buy or build?' 2 days
Playing Since: 2002
Experience Level: Purty Good
Banjo: 1957 Gibson RB250 Bowtie
Mandolin: 1919 Gibson A model
Pre-1960s Blue Grass: Lilly Brothers & Don Stover, Buzz Busby, Reno & Smiley, Bailey Brothers, Church Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, Earl Taylor, Red Allen, Kentucky Travelers, Murphy Brothers...and of course Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers.
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Last Visit 11/19/2020
I first heard a banjo on the Muppet Show when I was 3, and I discovered Bill Monroe at age 7. Been knee-deep in Blue Grass. Scholar of early Blue Grass music and 1940s/50s culture and fashion. My main influences on the banjo are Don Reno, Don Stover, Rudy Lyle, Donnie Bryant, Ralph Stanley and Allen Shelton.
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