BIT 35 – December 17, 2009
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Well, While I was back in Costa Rica I became an Endorsing Artist for Deering Banjos and ordered a Customized Deluxe 6 string model. I ordered it with an upgrade from the standard Mahogany wood to being an all Walnut Banjo! It is both LOUD & beautiful!
I received it
once I got back Stateside in Cleveland, Ohio where I was doing another Seminar and played it there for everyone. It was so cool because the artists at Deering really outdid themselves by getting it done 2 weeks ahead of schedule!
About 2 years ago Dad & I went out to California and visited the Deering Factory which sparked my initial interest in their
6-string Banjos, but getting together with Dickson Lester and playing his “Banjitar” really rekindled my interest to pursue it at this time. I’m so glad I did (You can read about that in BIT-33)!
Deering has a nice lineup of Banjos for Guitarists to choose from. You can check out their catalogue online! Let them know I sent you!
After the seminar in Cleveland we headed to South Bend Indiana to visit with friends for Thanksgiving. After that we headed up into Michigan and spent time with Buddy Houghtaling again in Battle Creek, and once again in the Thumb area with family and friends. On our way back from Sebewaing we stopped and spent the day in Frankenmuth. That is such a cool town, it is like visiting a Bavarian village all lit up for Christmas.
After flying into Massachusetts we spent about a week visiting with family & friends and tomorrow we’re flying down to Florida for another event.
I hope you all have a great time with your families & friends this Christmas & New Year!
Till next time,