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Sunday, November 8, 2009




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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:



Link to video that includes 5 prewar Gibson banjos I restored that represent the major OEM types of prewar Gibson tone ring systems (including original flat head) all played in controlled comparative environment by professional players:


Discussion/explanation thread about above video:




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):




Some of my inspired writing regarding the true story about prewar Gibson flathead tonerings, Huber tractors and beer, and Don Remo's new plastic heads-just for fun (not for the faint of heart…..):




I welcome inquiries, as well as any pricing for specific projects, by telephone at:



Chris Cioffi





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Playing Since: 1980
Experience Level: Purty Good

Occupation: Luthier/Banjo Specialist

Gender: Male
Age: 54

My Instruments:
20's Gibson TB-1, 30's Gibson TB-00, various self made instruments; 1890's Gad Robinson, various Fairbanks/Cole/Vega, 20's/30's Bacon and Day banjos

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Larry Richardson, Vess Ossman, Ruby Brooks, Fred Van Eps, Ollie Oakley, Shirley Spaulding, Emile Grimshaw, Django Reinhardt, Don Reno, Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson, Mike Dowling, Bob Black, Bill Monroe, Fairfield Four, Tony Trischka, Vassar Clements, Stephane Grappelli, Allen Shelton, Jim and Jesse, The Osborne Bros., Little Roy Lewis, Barry Palmer, Steve Cooley, Jeremy Stephens, Mike Mason, Wade Mainer, and Earl (duh).

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Created 4/18/2009
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