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Jun 14, 2024 - 2:26:13 PM
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62225 posts since 12/14/2005

Since I met her, seven years ago, Mary had been telling me of a lovely place where she and her late great husband had been visiting, and even lived there a while, over the past forty or fifty years.

So, I suggested or insisted that we GO there on our honeymoon, and she could PROVE such things existed.

Turns out that the place does exist, AND the people LIKE it so much, they came up with FIVE different ways to spell the name on the signs in the town!!

Among the other delights, we got to meet BHO member Martyjo, who makes banjos unlike any others I've ever had..

So, here are several pics of THAT wonderful item:

Neck and body made of laminated eucalyptus and bamboo, no peghead.
So, is that a pegFOOT?

Anyway, it works just fine.
Sounds good, too.

I want to make a sound file, but not with my cellphone

Great work, Martyjo!


Edited by - mike gregory on 06/14/2024 14:28:41

Jun 14, 2024 - 4:11:26 PM

GMB

USA

430 posts since 5/29/2009

That is one interesting banjo! Looks like the first five frets are straight and then begin to fan out! Is the bridge position to accommodate the fan? Looking forward to sound samples. The side holes are interesting too. Looks like you met your match for tinkering! Ireland is beautiful, my wife and I spent 2 weeks there a few years ago.

Jun 14, 2024 - 4:34:08 PM
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Jbo1

USA

1356 posts since 5/19/2007

mike gregory: Playing banjo was the high point of your honeymoon? I wonder what your wife has to say about that?

Jun 14, 2024 - 5:32:43 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

72253 posts since 10/5/2013

quote:
Originally posted by Jbo1

mike gregory: Playing banjo was the high point of your honeymoon? I wonder what your wife has to say about that?



 

Jun 15, 2024 - 4:17:51 AM

62225 posts since 12/14/2005

Another high point:

PAT and MIKE walk into an Irish pub

Sounds like the start of a joke, but there we were.

Pat plays harmonica, melodeon, mandolin, and possibly many other instruments.

I was doing the best I could, playing his late brother Martin's banjo.
Martin  had played it as a 4-string, so the 5th peg was gone.
And the 4th peg was upfucculated, and not functional.

So I faked what I could, on the remaining three strings.
It was fun.

Here's a link to  Pat on harmonica, with  the Mulloy Brothers band.
https://youtu.be/_VdlQRmmbJc

And here's a pic of Pat & Mike, June 2024.


Edited by - mike gregory on 06/15/2024 04:29:34

Jun 15, 2024 - 8:56:35 AM

62225 posts since 12/14/2005

Just in case you'd like to see a few more pics:
The ladies' football team
Mary's former place of business
The road through town


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