The Five-String Banjo

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You probably don't play 5-string banjo, but I do.

I have moved some of my banjo stuff from here to the five-string banjo section of my blog. That is where I keep a running account of my playing and events, at least that was the idea.

I would very much like to meet and play with other bluegrass fans in and around Tuebingen. If you play guitar, dobro, bass, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, etc., please get in touch with me! Deutsch ist auch kein Problem.

Ich wäre ganz besonders daran interessiert, in eine bestehende Band mit Schwerpunkt Bluegrass einzusteigen!

My main instrument is a 1995 Deering John Hartford model that I bought in July of 2002 from Wim van der Weg. Drop him a line if you are looking for a good buy on a used instrument here in Europe. The photo on this page shows this banjo.

Until May of 2012 I also tinkered around a bit on a fretless Appalachian banjo I got in July of 2009, made completely by hand by Richard K. Smith of Comer, Georgia according to the design published in the Foxfire books. I gab about it a bit here.

Projects, Events and Performances

For Sale

I also have the following items on sale. If interested, just drop me an e-mail:

Contact / Impressum:
Dr. Mark R. Hatlie (ViSdM)
Im Feuerhägle 1
D-72072 Tübingen


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