George Gibson's banjos overwhelm me. We stopped at his home in St. Coud to visit on Sunday morning and what was intended as a thirty minute visit stretched to nearly three hours.
I dropped by to let him see and play my new banjo and he was totally unimpressed, which is understandable when you begin to look at George's collection at his home. I can't even remember the names of them, but one of them was the one he is holding in the photo below. He has a wonderful knowledge of banjo history and all kinds of historical photos to document it.
To read some of his articles and see a few photos of an exhibit he has in Kentucky--try his web page at: www.banjohistory.com
George knows quite a few Kentucky tunings and he taught me one while we were there.
I hope I remember this right. It had a dreamy sound that I really liked.
I'm going to have to visit again and focus on one section at a time. Besides his banjos, he had a wonderful collection of very early and historical mountain dulcimers as well and they distracted me . :)
Mary Z. Cox