Thursday, January 2, 2014 @11:39:35 AM
John what a beautiful banjo . What Ive hear on youtube your banjos sound great .... I live near the two sites where James Ashborn built his guitars and banjos for the NYC market in the 1840-1860's . Have you seen the new Peter Szega book .a good section on Ashborn ... All the best from connecticut , Yours Guy
John Bowlin Says:
Thursday, January 2, 2014 @8:01:35 PM
Thanks for the kind words about the Bowlin 1865 Banjo, I appreciate it very much.
I'm not aware of the new Peter Szega book. but I am a big fan of Ashborn Banjos.
Best wishes for a Happy and prosperous New Year.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @9:43:01 AM
I was very excited to get Peter's book . My wife got it me for Christmas so I had to wait to read it .... It turns out they think Ashborn spent almost a decade in my town of Litchfield working at Asa Hopkin's shop in the 1840's ( a Famouse flute maker) making guitars for Firth HAll & Pond in NYC before moving to Torrington and working independently for the same market!
Your banjos sound so good, I bet you have a waiting list ? Yours Guy
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