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Sep 24, 2020 - 6:38:10 PM
2 posts since 9/24/2020

Hi! So a coworker's husband's grandmother recently passed away, and somehow I ended up with this banjo. Does anyone know what brand it might be, or any information about it? Thanks very much for your expertise!




Sep 25, 2020 - 4:05:19 AM
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2349 posts since 4/7/2010

Inexpensive asian made banjo from the 1970's or 1980's

Sep 25, 2020 - 5:32:57 AM

55756 posts since 12/14/2005
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Not worth a lot to resell, but should be good enough to play and enjoy.

This guy (with a little help from his cat) will get you started.

https://youtu.be/5Iqbkjx3zk8

Edited by - mike gregory on 09/25/2020 05:35:13

Sep 25, 2020 - 5:46:26 AM

2 posts since 9/24/2020

Thanks Mike! Maybe it's a sign to learn me some banjo! I've played guitar and bass since I was a kid, and have developed a sincere appreciation of bluegrass over recent years. I'll have to give it some TLC and see where it leads!

Sep 25, 2020 - 5:11:34 PM

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Well, then!
You already know your way around a fingerboard.
So, learn G, E minor, C, and D7, and there's your first ten thousand songs!
Foggy Mountain Breakdown is G, Em, G, Em G, D7, G.
Dueling Banjos opening is just a SCALE exercise:
B C D B C A B G A, while ALSO pinching the 1st & 5th strings.
And the FAST part is just variations on G, C, and D

Sep 26, 2020 - 12:33:55 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

11023 posts since 6/29/2003

I think that is much earlier then the 70/80's. Looks late 60's to me.

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