The Irish Tenor Banjo
If your heart lies with your short necked Banjo, then this is the group to join to sing its praises.
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I have a Brasilian cavaquinho banjo which I have owned for about 5 years. I haven't played it much because the action was so high you could crawl under the strings at the 12th fret. So, I got it out this morning and attacked the bridge with some sandpaper. The action is still on the high side, but I tuned it up and played it a little. It has a sound which is a bit like a cross between a banjo and a resonator (Dobro) instrument. That could be good or bad, depending on your taste, but I think I'll learn a few reels and/or jigs on it. It will be interesting.
I finally got my banjo back from the shop. It's an old Slingerland 17 fret.
I don't have a lot of experience with tenor banjos but I think it sounds pretty good. The Slingerlands don't seem to have much of a reputation among players. I was wondering if anyone could tell me why. Just curious . . .
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