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    Default Sobell Banjola in the classifieds

    Looks like something Allen Hopkins might play.....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/157885#157885

    I wonder how it sounds?

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    Default Re: Sobell Banjola in the classifieds

    I had to check the date, to make sure that it wasn't April 1st.

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    Default Re: Sobell Banjola in the classifieds

    I get the feeling that if one was any use, Martin Simpson would have had/used one.

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    Default Re: Sobell Banjola in the classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    I get the feeling that if one was any use, Martin Simpson would have had/used one.
    He would! https://pegheadnation.com/featured-v...-hills-shiloh/
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    Default Re: Sobell Banjola in the classifieds

    That was great! Now I just want to know what that electric "Shrek" banjo thingie is over his left shoulder.
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    Default Re: Sobell Banjola in the classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan View Post
    There you go then - s’pose I should have checked. I even have the CD and he only lives 15 miles down the road from me!

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    Default Re: Sobell Banjola in the classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    There you go then - s’pose I should have checked. I even have the CD and he only lives 15 miles down the road from me!
    Tell him I still have the Sobell he traded in at Stutzman's in Rochester NY in the early '80's. I have it strung up as a mandola, and have played it ever since.

    I have two "banjolas" -- a c.1900 Pollman, and a modern Gold Tone -- so not currently in the market to drop $4K on another. But, based on my experience with the Sobell I own, someone's gonna get a helluva lot of music out of this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    I get the feeling that if one was any use, Martin Simpson would have had/used one.
    As far as I know, Martin has one, and loves it. We made it in the late 90s early 00s.

    We only made a few and I thought they were great.

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