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Offline atheola

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Bought a banjo
« on: August 03, 2014, 03:53:15 PM »
So I just bit and bought a new, but damaged Recording King banjo online. Other than minor blemishes it has a cracked neck I'm hoping is an easy repair. If I can fix it and clean it up nice I'm thinking I can resell this one for a tidy profit.. They retail around $250 and up, but got this one for $100.  Anyone got experience with banjos? I play guitar, but never really messed much with banjos. In case you're wondering, craigslist is a breeding ground for people willing to part with hard earned cash for musical instruments..
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Re: Bought a banjo
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 06:47:28 PM »
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Re: Bought a banjo
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 07:20:00 PM »
I can play that on the geetar but can't do the rolls.. Keep ya posted..
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Re: Bought a banjo
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 08:17:16 PM »
The banjo takes as much training and experience as the guitar, but I prefer the guitar. More refined. The banjo sounds more raw.
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Re: Bought a banjo
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 06:44:07 PM »
The banjo takes as much training and experience as the guitar, but I prefer the guitar. More refined. The banjo sounds more raw.

I like that raw sound.. It arrived today exactly as described and is currently hanging up awaiting the glue to dry..  Still sounded good and held pitch and tuning before the repair..
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Re: Bought a banjo
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 07:06:09 PM »
So I just bit and bought a new, but damaged Recording King banjo online. Other than minor blemishes it has a cracked neck I'm hoping is an easy repair. If I can fix it and clean it up nice I'm thinking I can resell this one for a tidy profit.. They retail around $250 and up, but got this one for $100.  Anyone got experience with banjos? I play guitar, but never really messed much with banjos. In case you're wondering, craigslist is a breeding ground for people willing to part with hard earned cash for musical instruments..

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Re: Bought a banjo
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 02:33:34 PM »
I leaned to play a BADLY broken guitar I'd found in a junk pile, but restrung it even if my fingers bleed back then. I've owned quite a few damaged instruments over the years, some bad, some minor..
This one seems fine as is. The crack was straight at the nut and now repaired and sounds OK for cheap.. I couldn't afford a new $1000 banjo so a damaged $100 deal doesn't seem to awful.
I'm not about to become some big star so not worried..it's basically to entertain myself and turn a buck once in awhile..
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