Thursday, March 15, 2012

Building the Southern Banded Horn by Scott and Cathy Sibley

We just received our copy of the Sibley’s latest book, Building The Southern Banded Horn, and it was well worth the wait.  This 125 page all color book is special.  Scott and Cathy are to be commended for their hard work on this project.

It does not matter whether you are a builder, contemporary collector or antique southern horn collector there is something for everyone.  The builders out there will find comprehensive coverage on building a southern banded horn.  All the steps are beautifully photographed and Scott’s instructions are dead on.  I don’t ever plan to attempt to build one of these horns, but I enjoyed seeing the process involved. With all the information included I’m sure the novice as well as the advanced builder will find something useful.  For the contemporary collector there are a number of striking photographs of Scott and Cathy’s work.  The photographs are composed using a great many wonderful contemporary bags, guns, measures, knives, and axes along with an equal number of antique objects.  There is also a section that features antique southern banded horns from private collections.  Many of these horns have never been photographed.  Several very nice antique accouterments are included in the section.

The Gary Ganas Collection

The Howard Kendall Collection of Southern Banded Horns



The Sibley’s book deserves a place in the libraries of all those who have a fondness for the southern banded horn.  Builders and collectors alike will certainly enjoy this volume.  The book is available for $29.95 plus $4.00 S&H. Autographed copies available upon request.  Checks or money orders and paypal are fine.  Mail your request to Scott Sibley, 1132 Rd. 7, Powell, WY 82435 or email Scott at bigbat@tctwest.net

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