Edited by KenL on 7/8/2017, 8:37 pm
: WOW...! What a looker, Ken. Love the color. Way to go. I learned in '63 from the
: Red Book, too. But I fell in love with the Basic Strum on page 2 of the book and
: never went any further. Side I Band 1a, 1b, 1c of the record (still have it, too!).
: "Bump-ditty, bump-ditty, is the rhythm you're aiming at." Never had any
: desire to learn frailing. HAVE FUN!!
: --Previous Message--
: Hi Folks, a while back I solicited information on Acoustic Guitar Forum's
: Stringed Instrument" category about various brands of 5-string open-back banjos
: as I was thinking of getting one. After sifting through the suggestions, I settled
: on commissioning a banjo from Patrick Heavner at Pisgah Banjo Company in Asheville,
: North Carolina. I received my banjo a couple of weeks ago and love its tone, feel
: and build quality. I opted for my banjo to be crafted with a 12-inch Walnut Rim with
: a Tubaphone Tone Ring, a Walnut Neck with a Persimmon Scooped Fingerboard, a
: HawkTail Tailpiece and Traditional Wire Armrest. The company photos show my banjo
: prior to shipping at which time I requested Patrick add a railroad spike at the 10th
: fret, so 7th, 9th and 10th frets are spiked. I highly recommend Pisgah Banjo Company
: as an easy to deal with, high-quality banjo company with reasonable pricing that
: uses native Appalachian hardwoods in crafting its banjos. Folk On!