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1940 Kay Sterling Irish Tenor Banjo
19 fret with adjustable neck angle
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Tucson1
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December 5, 2014 - 8:15 pm
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Howdy ,

Here's some pics of a 1940 Kay Sterling Irish Tenor Banjo fixer upper i got today ...

Why would a fiddle / mandolin player want one ? I'm glad you asked ...because it can be tuned to G , D , A , E allowing anything we already play to be picked on it without havin' ta change sheet music ...and get some of that twang thang goin'

If ya get a 17 fret ya can just tune to G , D , A , E and yer good to go but with the 19 fret i won't temp neck warpage over time and just tune to F , C , G , D fer a bit less pressure and capo at the second fret when in use fer G , D , A , E ...

Interesting adjustable neck angle allows fer quick and easy string height without alot of fuss ...

Will post more pics when i get it together ...violin-1267IMG_2743.JPGImage Enlarger

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December 5, 2014 - 10:16 pm
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@Tucson1

This is awesome ... adding it to my wish list. christmascandlesemiquaver-1214

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
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coolpinkone
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December 8, 2014 - 7:18 pm
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@Tucson1  that is very very cool!!

I love it.  Love your photos too!

Congrats on your new lil' friend.

Cheers, Tonibanjo-1207banjo-1207banjo-1207banjo-1207banjo-1207banjo-1207banjo-1207

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December 9, 2014 - 4:57 pm
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Oh , here's a close up of the adjustable neck angle hardware ...

maybe could use fer adjustable neck angle on a homemade cigar box fiddle or mando ?

just sayin' .violin-1267IMG_2746.JPGImage Enlarger

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Fiddlerman
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December 9, 2014 - 8:09 pm
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Cool :)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Howdy ,

Got 'er up and runnin' ...way cool sound and fun to play ...gotta love it ...

Maybe should learn Dueling Banjos now , 'eh ...violin-1267Made a new nut fer it out of elk horn ...IMG_2760.JPGImage Enlarger

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coolpinkone
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December 14, 2014 - 2:41 pm
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Wow.. What a lovely banjo!    Good job Tucs and thanks for the photos.  

Cheers!!

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Fiddlerman
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December 15, 2014 - 9:04 pm
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Very cool Tucs. :) Thanks for the update.

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