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Sunday, November 8, 2009

I am on sabbatical for the indefinite future, and likely will not be available for banjo work until at least 2024.

Consequently, I will not be returning any messages regarding banjo work or commissions.

I will be selling selected inventory overstock from my banjo repair/restoration shop here on the hangout, so check my classifieds listings if interested in parts, accessories, and supplies, and obviously I will be happy to engage in conversation related to items I have for sale.


If you are interested in my background/reputation as a luthier or musician here on the hangout, the links below may or may not be of interest to you:



Customer reviews about work I have completed for them on their banjos as well as some completed new banjos I have been commissioned to build:


About me, my experience, qualifications, and intentions & goals:


Thread announcing my shop opening in 2009 with various old/new friend and customer comments/conversation and several projects shown in process with pictures and explanations (including a 1930 TB-6 restoration):


Chris Cioffi





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Playing Since: 1980
Experience Level: Purty Good

tubeandplate has made 2 recent additions to Banjo Hangout 

Occupation: Invisibility

Gender: Male
Age: 57

My Instruments:
Banjo; the older the better

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Pretty much anyone on my 78rpm and Edison/Columbia cylinder record shelves as well as: Larry Richardson, Vess Ossman, Ruby Brooks, Fred Van Eps, Ollie Oakley, Shirley Spaulding, Emile Grimshaw, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Sousa, Scott Joplin, Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Louis Armrstong, Don Reno, Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson, Mike Dowling, Bob Black, Bill Monroe, Fairfield Four, Tony Trischka, Vassar Clements, Kenny Baker, Allen Shelton, Jim and Jesse, The Osborne Bros., Little Roy Lewis, Barry Palmer, Steve Cooley, Rob MacKillop, Mike Mason, Wade Mainer, and Earl (duh).

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Created 4/18/2009
Last Visit 4/22/2024

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