Greetings, fellow banjo enthusiasts.
My name is Vincent ("Vinnie")Mondello
I am 58 yrs old , hail from Austin, TX.
and Stromberg 4 string tenor banjos are my passion.
The Stromberg Story,by Jim Speros
My affinity with the banjo started when I
was 8 yrs old.My Grandfather
and Father were both
prominent banjo players from E.Boston Mass. and played with
many bands and orchestras throughout their lives.
My Dad grew up playing instruments in Chas and Elmer Strombergs shop,at 40 Hanover St.E.Boston and my Grandfather worked at Stromberg and The Fairbanks-Vega Co.building instruments.
During this time they both tested some of the finest stringed instruments ever made.
My Dad has played his entire life and passed away 1-27-2011
I enjoy doing the restoration thing,as there is many old "JO'S" out there that need attention so that they can get back into the mainstream of banjo players.
I think that through the spirit of my Grandfather and in honor of my Father I will earn my spot among them through bringing life to the instruments that have given myself and others so much joy over the years.
This page will continue to grow and link with all other 4 string tenor enthusiasts and I will do my best to help anyone with any problems that they might have.
The Banjo Must Live On!!