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Posted by BrentSims on Thursday, September 4, 2014

I've had a Prust Tackhead for going on two months now. It has brought me a great deal of pleasure. It isn't fancy however it has character in abundance.  When I play it, assuming we can agree that what I do can be considered playing, the rest of the world just kinda drifts off into oblivion and all than remains is me and my banjo...

Yesterday I picked up a Framus banjo for a hundred bucks. Indeed, one does get what they pay for and what I got for my hundred bucks is nice clean, easy to play standard open G tuned banjo that feels like it weighs a ton. While I don't drift off into never-never land while playing it, the Framus plays just as easily all the way up the neck to the 22nd fret, and thus the Framus makes the music beyond the first position a lot easier to reach than the Prust does.

Its a nice mix.  My Prust is tuned 3 steps down and cranks out a deep mellow sound while my standard G tuned Framus sounds pretty much like every banjo I heard during the 61 years of my life before I  heard a Minstrel banjo for the first time.

If I had known it were possible to get so much for so little $$$ I would have started plucking years ago.

For the record: I didn't get paid for writing this. I won't get paid for having written it, and I don't sell banjos or anything else. I simply post this stuff because I can...

 



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