Category Archive: Banjo

は な わ ち え – Chie Hanawa (は -HA な -NA わ -WA ち -CHI え -E)

Hanawa Chie (Japanese practice is to list surname first) is a young Japanese mistress of the Tsugaru Shamisen, an ancient stringed instrument akin to the banjo and likely derived from the Chinese sanxian.… Continue reading

Joshua and Ezekiel – the CV banjo twins

Back in the summer of 2010, I introduced 1 1/2 custom banjos that I had recently completed. At that time the banjo project showed the fretless neck on the pot originally designed for… Continue reading

Earl Eugene Scruggs, 1924-2012

You can’t be a fan of the quintessential American folk instrument, the banjo, and not know of, and respect, the premier enthusiast of it, Earl Eugene Scruggs. Google him, look him up on… Continue reading

New Instrument! Introducing the CV Banjo!

Getting a new instrument is always exciting, and especially so when the instrument is new new, as in never before played by anybody before today (ok, so some will say it still hasn’t… Continue reading

Lost Gander

I’ve been meaning to post this video for some time. I have become fascinated by how under-appreciated the banjo is. The more I study this instrument the more I appreciate how versatile it… Continue reading