Author of Man with the Banjo
What a beautiful and appropriate display of your Dad's instruments and other related items,George. A trip to the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota is absolutely on my "must visit" list....Johnny Thorson
Hi George,I have done quite a lot of research on the Banjoline recently. I found a one of a kind Fender Banjoline prototype made by Roger Rossmeisl in 1966. I was able to get Rossmeisl's assistant, Phil Kubicki, to confirm this. I just recently placed the item up for sale on ebay, but thought I'd show you the webpage I created documenting my research. http://dumb.org/instruments-and-amplifiers/banjoline/Thanks and take care, John
Hi John,Arian Sheets of the NMM emailed me a photo of the instrument and background on your research. I replied to Arian that I couldn't say whether or not my father ever viewed the instrument you have for sale on eBay or if he ever "tried it out". What I could say was that I do not recall ever seeing an instrument of that construction or shape in our home with my father running it through its paces.Thank you for your blog, John...and best of luck to you.Sincerely,GeoP
Oh what a great display George, your Dad would be so proud. I'll put this on my list of "things to do in my lifetime". I am in the process of putting together a new DVD and CD, both of which involve your Dad's former workhorse from 1962 and my "Banjoline". Once it is together I'll send a copy over. The museum people did a lovely job on this, you must be feeling very, very happy to have that support.Best wishes,Sean.