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Just for fun - playing old jazz on an old banjo I restored

 
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A couple of years ago, I bought an antique tenor banjo - made by Epiphone, circa 1920, so around 100 years old. It needed a little work and a lot of cleaning. Getting used to the volume was a major learning curve. This instrument was meant to cut through a Dixieland band with no amplification. In this recording, I had to turn the microphone input way down, so the banjo wouldn't overwhelm... but, that meant singing at the top of my lungs and still not being heard well. Here goes nothing:  
 
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Nice work, Judson! I love to see old instruments brought back to life. I do the same thing with guitars.
 
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Douglas Alpenstock wrote:Nice work, Judson! I love to see old instruments brought back to life. I do the same thing with guitars.



Thanks!  I'd love to restore some old archtops, but guitars take real skill!  Banjos are just parts that fit together.
 
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