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  •   mountainwells Sounds killer, banjo twin. 5h
  •   avesbanjo @mountainwells thanks man! You know, I'm only a stones throw from Paducah...up here in southern Illinois! Perhaps some busking at Pattis in the summertime? Haha 5h
  •   mountainwells Really?! I worked in Paducah for about five years before I started going to Murray State. I'm living in Benton now. We should do some music, then. 4h

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theshackletoncompany Another gorgeous handmade #Shackleton Model 2 #banjo #MadeinBritain at The Shackleton banjo factory at Hellesdon Barns #norwich. £899 with six year transferable warranty. #openbackbanjo #clawhammer #frailing #banjos 16h

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brncrvr Introducing the Mountain Man Banjo Kit. Everything you need to build your own mountain style banjo. Maple hardwood ply construction, walnut tuning pegs, nut and bridge, steel strings, steel tone ring, built in frailing scoop, goat skin head, 16 pre-set frets, brass hardware and detailed assembly instructions. #mountainbanjo #foxfirebanjo #foxfire3 #frailing #frankproffitt #stanleyhicks #carverbanjos #banjokit 2w
  •   brncrvr $85 plus shipping carverbanjos@gmail.com I have ten kits available. 2w
  •   avesbanjo Very nice! you should post a video demoing one of these fine mountain banjos! 2w

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sethowenbecker Trying out my newly carved out scoop with some poorly done Shady Grove in d# minor #banjo #clawhammer #frailing #goldtone #gingerbeard #beard #oldtimebanjo #shadygrove 3w

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tntomcat WEEK TWO of the first annual George Banjos banjo scholarship contest! Have had several good submissions this far, but entries are still open. I'm going to run this contest through mid-April, and I will be posting the announcement date next week. For those who have not seen it already, here are the contest rules: one winner will be selected, and that winner will receive a custom built George banjo or banjo uke, handmade by Christian Stanfield in Memphis TN, for which the winner will pay only for the actual cost of parts plus shipping (hence a "scholarship" as opposed to a "giveaway"). To enter, you must repost this pic, tag @tntomcat, hashtag #georgebanjosscholarship2015 and in the comment write a brief statement of why you should win. This contest is for folks who can't afford one of my banjos, so please, only those who are currently struggling along with a junky - or even no - instrument need apply. My wife and I, plus Tommy & Carol, will read all entries and select the top three, which we will toss in a hat and draw the winner. I'm doing this because there are already several of you out there whom I'd love to put into a nice banjo but I know you can't afford it. Well, I've got it good enough to where I can help make somebody's dream come true about once a year, so here it is. Not a total freeby, but about the best deal you'll ever get. To whom much is given, much is required, so here's a little giving back. Good luck, everybody! 3w

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buckbee86 Push that pigs foot a little further into the fire part B. #banjo #folk #clawhammer #frailing #dropthumb #dropthumbsnotbombs #livetopickpicktolive #music 3w

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buckbee86 Push that pigs foot a little further into the fire part A. #banjo #frailing #clawhammer #dropthumb #dropthumbsnotbombs #messyhouse #livetopickpicktolive #music #folk 3w

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  •   skepticbuck @sarah_m_nichols sounds great! 3w
  •   bmed83 Sounds so good @sarah_m_nichols 3w
  •   bandgmusic Great 3w
  •   drevf That banjo is prefect for round peak. Geez Louise. And your playing keeps getting better! NICE 3w
  •   sarah_m_nichols @drevf Thank you!! Yes, it is a fantastic banjo. The only thing that could make it better would be to be half fretless ;-) But I am so happy with it. 3w
  •   sarah_m_nichols @alloway_handcraft I love it!!!!! It is an awesome instrument and a MILLION times better than what I was playing before. I get the warm fuzzies just walking by and seeing it sitting happily on its stand. And promptly grab it, of course, since I can't look at it without needing to play ;-) 3w
  •   dustyleeelmer Aw yeah! 3w

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dustyleeelmer Happy Land, an old Sacred Harp song. Sacred Harp singing is probably my favorite form of traditional singing. It uses a 5-note scale and is beautifully stark. If you can hear the difference between notes, this tune only has 5 notes in it. The tuning is gGGAD, 4th string an octave below the 3rd. No drop thumb, just plain old fashioned frailing. #banjo #oldtimebanjo #oldtimemusic #clawhammerbanjo #frailing #dropbombsnotthumbs #appalachian #sacredharp #shapenotesinging 1mon

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