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Demo of the Banjo d'Amore built by Dan Knowles of Paris TN - Nov 23, 2011

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This was recorded just a couple of days after I received the new banjo. The banjo has four sympathetic strings which become active when the other five are plucked. This gives the instrument a silvery shimmery sound. The concept was taken from the Viola d'Amore, an instrument similar in the viola family but with with sympathetic strings which are not bowed, but activate (vibrate) when the other strings are bowed.

4 comments on “Demo of the Banjo d'Amore built by Dan Knowles of Paris TN - Nov 23, 2011”

jbalch Says:
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @8:46:00 PM

What an incredible sound. Fantastic collaboration of player and builder.

glennc Says:
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @3:49:41 PM

gorgeous... silvery-shimmery and well worth the wait :-)

Frailblazer Says:
Friday, December 2, 2011 @9:10:30 AM

Neat! Love the openness of the sound. Lots of natural reverb.

budbennett Says:
Monday, May 19, 2014 @6:35:32 AM

very beautiful sounding and looking. really beautiful.

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