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Posted 2/21/2010 5:29:59 AM

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2 comments on “banjos”

Jimiah Says:
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @4:21:27 PM

Great photo mate,
Do you have a particular one you play more often and do you have nylgut strings on your fretless ?

Richard Says:
Monday, March 1, 2010 @3:32:43 AM

thanks, Jimiah,

my main banjo is the Doole, second from the left. All Australian made 12" with a tubaphone style tone ring. Great volume, great sound.

Next is the one on its left, an Oakridge mastertone with resonator removed. Sounds good forwhat it is - i use when i need a second banjo for another tuning. The uke is awaiting restoration.

The fretless ( actually semi fretless) is a Samick bottom of the range banjo with a home made scoop and warped copper for fingerboard overlay. I use plain steel strings - usually cast offs from the other banjos.

The Stewart on the end is a 'home use only' banjo and is a nice piece of history. It has a nice, basic sound for plunking around on at home.


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