Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

Banjo Lovers Online

Tenor banjos

Posted by n2banjos on Thursday, March 18, 2010

Recently I've developed and been pursuing an interest in tenor banjos.  I'm mainly interested in dixieland jazz style, but I'm a big fan of Irish music also.

I bought a low end Aria tenor off of eBay.  As my interest and skill has developed, I've been looking for a better tenor banjo.

I posted an ad here on the hangout for a tenor neck and did end up buying one.  A friend of mine that does most of my repair and build projects had a TB-00 neck and said that he would trade that with me.

So, I have converted my RB-800 into a TB-800-00.  My RB-800 is not my primary, go to banjo, so not an impact to my 5-string arsenal.  Initial feedback, this converted (to tenor) is fantastic.  I guess it has a lot to do with the pot, but this tenor rocks.  I'm currently playing in a performance of Big River and it holds it's own against the brass section.

So, I must be mixed up.  I've seen all these converted banjos, and now I'm converted in the other direction.

2 comments on “Tenor banjos”

mainejohn Says:
Friday, March 19, 2010 @5:27:25 AM

I bought a 20's Vega Tubaphone tenor on ebay 3-4 years ago for about $550, and it's all original. I think those old Vega tenors are excellent choices and recall them selling in the 80's for about the same price. I'm mainly a 5 string and plectrum player, so the tenor doesn't get much playing time, but I love the sound of a well played tenor, both jazz & Celtic. Have fun!

Gcapo2A Says:
Friday, March 19, 2010 @11:19:23 AM

I am glad to hear that you enjoy your tenor banjo. It is an beautiful and very addictive instrument. I think and I hope in future that it makes a popular return.

You must sign into your myHangout account before you can post comments.

More posts from n2banjos

Newest Posts

Click for Details 'glue' 3 hrs

More >  

Hide these ads: join the Players Union!

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories