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Jan 17, 2021 - 2:14:35 PM
112 posts since 12/9/2018

So, I recently found a couple very nice looking open back banjos built by Jere Canote and wondering if anyone here has any experience with his instruments.
Some googling brought up a little info, but most of it related to his stringband stuff and a couple mentions of banjo ukes. Pretty much the same when searching the Hangout.
I did find an email for Jere on the Canote Brothers site and am hoping to get in touch with him that way, but in the meantime, if anyone has any info to share, it would be greatly appreciated.

Jan 18, 2021 - 9:47:06 AM

110 posts since 9/30/2009

Jere has been making banjos for a long time and they're lovely instruments. His inlay work is often really fun with skeleton and chicken motifs. There are a lot of his creations here in the Seattle area, and he is especially known for his banjo ukes, one of which is owned by my wife. Jere lives in Port Townsend and is still building and I'm sure would love to hear from you.

Jan 18, 2021 - 10:31:39 AM

880 posts since 3/23/2006

I have one of his banjo ukes. It's really elegant, which is hard to achieve in a banjo uke. 8-)

Jan 18, 2021 - 3:49:32 PM

112 posts since 12/9/2018

Thank you Jamie and Howard for the info.
I attempted to email via the address on the Canote Brothers site and it got bounced back a couple times, so I'm guessing the contact info is outdated. I'll have to try the phone number on the site and see if I can get through that way.

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