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Sep 27, 2021 - 11:55:34 AM
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155 posts since 11/11/2006

The folks at Rickard banjos have done it once again & built something special. This is an 11" maple banjo out of the custom shop with a pyramid style tone ring, like the ones used by Gibson in the late 20's in their style 2 banjos. That tone ring gives this Rickard a very focused punch while the hide head keeps it warm. The radius fretboard makes it very comfortable and easy to play.

Since it plays so easily I felt that this was the best time to play my favorite & the hardest track on Reed Martin's Old Time Banjo project, "Barbara's Tune".

Thanks again to Sean, Bill and the whole staff at Rickard for coming up with this little powerhouse oldtime banjo. Be sure and check it out at a Kentucky Thunder show near you!


Sep 27, 2021 - 12:42:13 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)


25242 posts since 6/25/2005

If I had simply heard that, I’d have thought it was Reed. Great banjo, too.

Sep 27, 2021 - 1:43:49 PM

682 posts since 9/29/2009

Wow.. I would have thought it was Reed Martin as well! That was great.

Sep 27, 2021 - 6:22:12 PM

5728 posts since 12/20/2005

Fabulous playing
I really enjoyed that.
Congrats on the banjo

Sep 28, 2021 - 2:46:20 AM
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Bill H


1729 posts since 11/7/2010

This is beautiful Russ. I really enjoy your clawhammer playing. Recently, when was learning Gaspe Reel I ran into your video and it was an inspiration. Will there be a clawhammer album?

Sep 28, 2021 - 2:59:43 AM

4611 posts since 9/7/2009

I love it! Very, very nice.

Sep 28, 2021 - 5:54:50 PM

6022 posts since 3/11/2006

Nice banjo and playing!

Sep 29, 2021 - 5:54:11 AM
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20504 posts since 6/30/2015

Very nice. I love the tone, and your playing makes me want to go burn my banjo.

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