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Oct 29, 2020 - 1:34:36 AM
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29 posts since 2/15/2020

Any Eddie Peabody Banjoline fans? Here is a replica I've had made from the Original 1969 Rickenbacker Banjoline. I'm awaiting shipping for it.


Oct 29, 2020 - 8:37:28 AM

523 posts since 11/6/2007

Congratulations, Daniel. I hope you'll report your thoughts on the instrument.

Oct 29, 2020 - 8:41:36 AM



2627 posts since 6/27/2013

Appears to be designed with a tenor player in mind with 19 frets to the body.
Who's the builder on this instrument? Thanks.

Oct 29, 2020 - 8:56:53 AM

29 posts since 2/15/2020

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:

Sean Moyses recorded a full album on a banjoline and its fantastic.

Oct 29, 2020 - 10:44:31 AM



2627 posts since 6/27/2013

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

Oct 29, 2020 - 2:18:56 PM

29 posts since 2/15/2020

ahhh - I see exactly what you mean now. It is just the photo, there is at least 22/23 frets available. See the attached photos

Oct 30, 2020 - 5:45:13 PM

29 posts since 2/15/2020

Here is the URL to buy one:

Edited by - dannyburke1 on 10/30/2020 17:45:56

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