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Aug 16, 2020 - 7:40:58 AM
3878 posts since 5/1/2003

I see another similar banjo in the Classifieds with an identical resonator and a 5/8" Kalamazoo rim for $2400.
I think mine with a fat Oriole rim and Robin Smith neck is quite a bargain. Robin,as you know,is not going to build any more necks.
I played this banjo plugged in last night in a country jam. Sounds great amped up.

Aug 19, 2020 - 1:07:54 PM

3878 posts since 5/1/2003

Here's a video from last saturday if you'd like to hear it in a band setting. Just pickin with some friends.

Aug 24, 2020 - 12:20:05 PM

3878 posts since 5/1/2003

I will part out the pot.
1.Oriole shoe bracket rim cut for one piece flange and Hatfield tone ring.
2. Hatfield tone ring,not sure of model or number but fit to the rim by Arthur 6 or 7 yrs ago.
3 tb00 30s resonator.
$300 each or take all 3 and I'll leave hardware except tailpiece and arm rest.
I don't like the word monster,but this banjo sounds as good as anything I've ever had. I just need $ for a repair bill.

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