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Reference database of over 200 pre 2nd WW banjo makers. In this day and age research into most subjects can start with the internet .. but sometimes what is posted is simply perpetuating a myth. A classic case is John Clamp of Newcastle who AP Sharp stated in BMG .. he was told … “made only about 30 banjos in his whole lifetime”. This “word of mouth” comment has become history and a Clamp banjo...
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This website is dedicated to photos and descriptions of the many banjos in my collection, along with a few other vintage instruments I have picked up over the years. I have authored this site in the hope that other collectors might follow suit and share photos and information on their banjos with others in the collecting community. Since my interest in banjos stems in part from my interest in...
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Vintage Prewar Gibson Banjos are Steve Huber's passion. Every Huber banjo is handcrafted to an exact set of standards. Prewar Gibson Banjos for sale! Just as a study of the music begins with the artists who created it, any attempt to recreate the sound of those vintage instruments must begin with...
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Most of the banjos I recover need a new neck and some replacement parts. I shape the necks using manual tools ( raps, files, sanding blocks, chisels, drawknive, spokeshave) and take all the time necessary to make sure it is comfortable and easy to play. Every neck is made with the best quality...
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Pre War Gibson Banjo bought, sold and traded by Jim Mills here in the Raleigh Durham area of North Carolina. I pay good prices promptly and can travel anywhere. Est selection of guaranteed original, 1930’s Prewar Gibson Conversion Banjos as well as fully original Prewar Flathead Mastertones. I...
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"George Gruhn knows more about guitars than anyone on earth," says Tom Wheeler, former editor of Guitar Player magazine. That knowledge has made Gruhn Guitars the world's most famous vintage instrument store and has brought George Gruhn worldwide recognition as an author of definitive books on vintage guitars, an innovative instrument and string designer, and a primary source for insight into...
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Banjo Rehab Center, Banjo Restoration - All banjos deserve a second chance. The BRC founder`s band performs at Boonville`s annual Festival of Lights street fair each autumn, and this year our benefit gig was staged on the steps of this historic building which is the oldest active theater west of the Alleghenies. At tune-up time, the temperature was 90 degrees, but a cool breeze and shade from...
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Banjos have been a passion of mine for many years. In the 70's I used to follow The Gatsby Five Jazz Band led by clarinetist Dick. 40 years ago with street markets such as Portobello Road, the reality of finding a banjo case on a stall or in a corner of a junk shop was high. The excitement of opening it - the aroma wafting out even before setting eyes on the instrument. Each make has a...
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Retrofret Vintage Guitars is located at 233 Butler St. (between Nevins & Bond Streets) in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, NY. Our showroom and repair shop is on the second floor of a 19th century red brick industrial building. Retrofret was founded by Steve Uhrik in 1983, and he still remains the owner. Since then, Retrofret has been serving musicians and collectors both locally and worldwide....
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I take an old banjo, disassemble and clean it, repair any damage, replace the missing parts as necessary (either with period spare parts or new reproductions as available), set it up for maximum playability, and get it back into circulation at a reasonable price. I usually have a number of projects going, some of which are featured here. In the future, I will be adding pictures of banjos from...
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Click here to see our unique banjos that are for sale. You will find brief descriptions of each of the instruments for sale. Clicking on the description will provide you with a PDF file with details. Our photo albums are below and include Instruments That Made American Folk Music, People That Made America's Folk Music Famous and Amazing Instruments (not for sale). Clicking on a thumbnail will...
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Since 1973 we have specialized in the repair & restoration of old guitars, banjos & mandolins. Our eclectic collection spans the spectrum of fretted musical activity from the mid-1880s to the present. We carry a large stock of guitars by Martin, Gibson & other respected makers; as well as numerous open-back & resonator banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, archtop guitars, steels, harp guitars,...
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Norman's is a legendary vintage guitar store located in Tarzana, California. Norm's has a huge selection of vintage and rare guitars, basses, and other musical instruments. On any given day, you can walk into Norm's and see some of your favorite musicians and artists rocking out. Norm's offers lessons, repairs, trade-ins, and written appraisals. Although Norm's vintage guitars are the main...
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Home page for Buckeye Banjos. Custom open back-banjos by Greg Galbreath. As soon as I finish the remaining custom orders (~2018) I plan to hit the reset button and switch things up a little. I hope to focus more on making banjos of my own design, probably a mix of minimally ornamented banjos, classic, turn of the century inspired banjos, and some contemporary nature inspired creations, which I...
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Antique Clock Guy - Brokers of Antique Clocks, American Antique Clocks, European Antique Clocks. North America's largest antique clock brokerage. We match collectors and buyers. The Antique Clocks Guy represents buyers, sellers, major collectors, estates, "pre-estates"... and the small guys, too. We'd be pleased to represent and sell your antique clock, antique barometer or, or perhaps your...
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Thank you for visiting the Barometer Fair website: the largest selection of fine working antique barometers in the United States. We are based in Sarasota, Florida, and exhibit regularly at many antique shows up and down the East coast and throughout the country. Delivery can usually be arranged to all parts of the United States. Barometers make a wonderful addition to a room, and once hung...
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During the tail end of the book project, I introduced Dwight to Gene Bowlen. Gene runs Bearcade Recording and Sound, owns and operates a studio in Port Republic, VA, and provides sound work for local festivals and recording for musicians in his home studio. He is also an old time banjo player with his own performing band and an avid, deep love for the old music. Gene organized a recording...
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The homepage of Old Fiddle Road Banjo Works, your gateway to great music. Just go on the record and say, “I think resonator guitars are super cool and intriguing instruments”—and they have some very banjo like construction features. Since I started out in lutherie at a guitar building school, this project afforded me the chance to draw in equal measure from both my experience of building...
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Welcome to the Banjo Ukulele Haven! This site is devoted to the banjo ukulele (also referred to as the banjo uke, banjo ukelele, banjolele, or banjulele). As time permits we will expand the site, adding information about the companies that manufactured banjo ukes and providing more pictures of interesting instruments. Our goal is for this site to be a source of information for those interested...
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Home page for The BanjoPhiles, Gibson prewar and bowtie banjo information. Welcome to The Banjo Philes, a website for the Twang-Tone-obsessed. In this space I share what I have learned about my favorite subject..... Banjos! Like so many others, I am fascinated by that illusive Gibson Mastertone sound that is associated with the rare pre-WWII flathead Mastertone banjos. All produced in the...
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