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___________________________Christmas & New Year Opening times___________________________
We are open over the Christmas & New Year period.
Here is our time table for the end of December.
Business as usual (9am-5pm) until Monday 23rd.
Tuesday 24th will be open 9am - 1pm for Pre arranged collections.
* CLOSED 25th / 26th December 2013 *
Open Friday 27-12-13 with no FedEx dispatch. Postal orders will be sent out as usual.
Open Monday 30-12-13 and Tuesday 31-12-13
* CLOSED Wednesday 1-1-14 *
Open Thursday 2-1-14 followed by business as usual.
____________________________Grafton Clipper at the South Pole._____________________________
The Grafton Clipper is well-known as a pretty durable beast (several have done tours in Afghanistan & others have done various wildlife films in Africa & South-East Asia) so we weren't that surprised to be approached by Dr. Alex Kumar to provide a banjo for an expedition to the Antarctic. Alex was aware of the well-known story of how the Medical Officer on the Shackleton Expedition (Dr. Leonard Hussey) had taken his banjo along so he felt it would be appropriate for him to do much the same when taking up a similar post at the Concordia Base in Antarctica. We built him a suitable banjo and duly despatched it to the South Atlantic in October 2011. Despite the delivery being delayed by uncooperative pack ice (shades of Shackleton!!), it arrived about December 2011.
Click here to view the Grafton Clipper OTC
The banjo survived the trip and is now back in the UK. Here's a picture of the banjo itself outside the Concordia base - in truth, that's not quite at the South Pole (about 1000 miles away) but it's probably a good deal closer than most banjos ever get to the South Pole (including Leonard Hussey's).
For those who might be a little sceptical of this tale ( are there cries of "Photoshop" in the background??), here are some other references for this adventure. When you want a banjo that really is built to last, the Grafton Clipper is the one..
All photos have click through links.
We have recently added a new range of Banjo to out stock list. Pilgrim Banjos. Pilgrim Banjos are a range from the 'Vintage' and 'JHS' company.Pilgrim have a wide range of banjos which we stock that range from 5 string, tenor, short scale tenor and ukulele banjos.
Below are links to all of our Pilgrim banjos.
Celtic Dawn number 1 Short Scale Tenor
Celtic Dawn number 2 Standard Scale Tenor
Performer UB4 Ukulele Banjo
Performer UB6 Resonator Ukulele Banjo
Rocky Mountain number 1 resonator 5 string
Rocky Mountain number 2 resonator 5 string
Rocky Mountain number 3 resonator 5 string
Shady Grove model 3 open back 5 string
Shady Grove model 7 open back 5 string
Jubilee open back 5 string
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