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Bought a tenor banjo at long last

Posted by benhockenberry on Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Woohoo!  Bought a J. Reynolds 19-fret via Amazon.com, through a vendor called 8th Street Music.  Arrived in two and a half days in standard shipping (!), nearly playable right out of the box -- pre-strung, just needed bridge placement and tuning up!  Staying in tune so far too...received it last Friday, took it on a brief road trip (always a test) and it kept the tuning.  Getting used to playing the tunes in GDAE tuning, which is intuitive, so I'm getting accustomed surprisingly fast...reels will take a while, but I can already play most of the jigs in my repertoire at 2/3 speed.  And hornpipes play like a dream -- so I've been waiting for this for years, not wanting to spend the money on an instrument for a specific style, but I'm glad I did.  Not an expensive instrument, and well-worth it for the playability.

Will post sound files eventually, once I get more comfortable on it!  :)

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