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Posted by derekanjo on Thursday, October 22, 2009

Yup. I still dislike the term "banjer." From anyone. If you have a banjer...which i would consider anything before about 1870 (or anything not advertised in a catalog as a "banjo"), then by all means, call it that. But most of us play banjos.


11 comments on “"Banjer"”

Ks_5-picker Says:
Friday, October 23, 2009 @1:29:10 PM

Ain't you the picky one. ;->
Do us pickers have to be "banjoists" as well?

derekanjo Says:
Friday, October 23, 2009 @1:30:46 PM

eh. I'm not THAT picky. :)

mainejohn Says:
Friday, October 23, 2009 @5:48:22 PM

That makes two of us.

rudykizuty Says:
Saturday, October 24, 2009 @9:32:46 AM

And then there are those who say that because mine has only 4 strings that it is NOT a banjo. Of course, none of them come up with a reasonable answer as to what it IS either.

JMalmsteen Says:
Saturday, January 12, 2013 @7:27:57 PM

You would just hate my license plate then :)

bigco74 Says:
Sunday, January 13, 2013 @5:28:28 AM

.......Listen to that old banjer ring. Little Maggie would not be the same!

Bill Anderson Says:
Sunday, January 13, 2013 @7:18:18 AM

Why the cut-off date dude. Why not use the term for any banjo....Do you know how many of us actually have anything from the 1870's?

Robby Boone Says:
Sunday, January 13, 2013 @9:50:54 AM

I'm not trying to beat on you Derek, you're my bud and I RESPECT your pickin'......but it's a regional thing too. Most people in the South call it a included, not all the time but my Southern born and bred upbringing comes out sometimes. I also call a tire a tar. I think the farther North or West that you will find BANJO players, South or East you will find BANJER pickers!!


derekanjo Says:
Sunday, January 13, 2013 @1:05:37 PM

Robby, I totally understand. But. Saying it because of an accent and intentionally typing it to be cute are two different things.

The cutoff date was somewhat arbitrary. Also, this was posted five years ago and I really didn't know much about dates. Also, it doesn't really matter, I still hate "banjer."

Robby Boone Says:
Sunday, January 13, 2013 @4:27:53 PM

Wow......didn't even notice the post date, I thought it was something new and surely did not know that you were speaking of written word. You have a right to like or dislike anything you do we all.


Bill Anderson Says:
Sunday, January 13, 2013 @4:49:22 PM

I don't think Earl, JD, Ralph ever called it anything else. They definitely don't say Banj"o". Don't know why it matters.....I don't mind what a guy calls it.

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