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From Ken LeVan on 8/6/2022 4:20:33 AM

I recently made an E banjo, but instead of it having 25 frets and a 32" scale, it has 24 frets and a 26 1/4"scale.

Might be a great idea if you want that longneck sound but don't have long arms or fingers.

You can read about and see pictures of it compared to a PS-5 here:


Newbanjo21 says:
8/6/2022 6:37:41 AM

how much would one of those cost? looks amazing ken

Ken LeVan says:
8/6/2022 7:44:23 AM

Don't want to sell stuff on this blog. Send me an email, let me know resonator or not, etc.

Helix says:
8/6/2022 8:53:20 PM

A longneck with a resonator.

How do you solve the hardshell case and shipping dilemma?

phdm says:
8/8/2022 11:17:44 AM

Several years ago I was in Halifax, Nova Scotia and went to the iconic folk story there (I forget the name of it, but it is well-known.) Many banjos and guitar, but one caught my eye. It was hanging high up and looked like a long neck, with three extra frets, but it was somewhat different. The owner/luthier got it down for me and explained that is was a short scale long neck that he had built for his wife who had short arms. Three extra frets like a Seeger long neck, open tuned to E/C, but smaller and shorter and lighter all around. I have always thought since that this is a brilliant idea. If I didn't already have two long necks, I might have bought it, if his wife was willing to part with it.

Ken LeVan says:
8/8/2022 11:43:59 AM

This banjo fits in a standard resonator banjo case

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