Congratulations, Daniel. I hope you'll report your thoughts on the instrument.
Appears to be designed with a tenor player in mind with 19 frets to the body.
Who's the builder on this instrument? Thanks.
Hi, yes I will definitely report about it when it comes. I've tried to contact Rickenbacker regarding this instrument to see if they would make anymore but never received a response, they're also hard to come by (luckily I know somebody who has an original so I was able to send plenty of photos to the manufacturer).
This isn't made for a tenor player, it actually has 25 frets and is tuned CCGgBD like the plectrum banjo. The third and fourth are doubled up and the g is an octave.
I got this made by a manufacturer in China - these instruments are called "Chickenbackers" - they've really improved production quality but I imagine it will need a setup when it comes and the electronics will probably need improving.
Watch Eddie Peabody play the original Vega banjoline: youtube.com/watch?v=IPYfgSuiL_...mbottorff
Sean Moyses recorded a full album on a banjoline and its fantastic.
Looks like a really nice instrument. But for plectrum playing, it's too bad that your builder didn't allow for least 22 frets clear to the body with no obstruction. Eddie's had 24 frets clear to the body.
Edited by - Omeboy on 10/29/2020 10:46:27
Here is the URL to buy one:
Edited by - dannyburke1 on 10/30/2020 17:45:56
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