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Thread #128982 Message #2891918
Posted By: Bernard
22-Apr-10 - 06:09 AM
Thread Name: eko banjos
Subject: RE: eko banjos
An Eko banjo would be fairly old, circa 1970. They were fairly well made so shouldn't have any problems (though it's wise to check as per Banjoman's advice), but they weren't particularly special, either.
As I recall, the main four tuners were single guitar-style, so would be cheap and easy to replace. It's fairly straightforward to fit a Schaller geared 5th string tuner, too.
Did you actually mean 'frailing' when you wrote 'flailing', or was that just descriptive prose...?!
Pete Seeger's book is good, and so is Earl Scruggs' book (but not if you prefer frailing) if you can get it. A friend of mine couldn't find a copy and wrote directly to Earl himself, who duly sent one to him!