Does anyone have one of these? It's an 18" scale children's banjo made by Zither Heaven. I got it in 2015 on Amazon for $105. They don't seem to be available anymore.
With some modification, they can be made to sound pretty good. Pot is a cool dodecagon shape. I removed the wooden head, sanded it all smooth, scooped the neck, and added a goatskin head, tailpiece and Aquila nylon strings. Upper part of neck is unmodified. This version has proper friction pegs instead of the more common metal zither pegs which require a screwdriver to turn. Makes a great travel banjo, virtually unbreakable, and it's surprisingly loud and sweet sounding. I usually tune it to CGCEG.
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I bought one years ago when they had zither tuners. I travel for work a lot, especially back then; and it was perfect for quiet practice and memorizing songs. I wouldn't use it for more than that, but I'm intrigued by the tack head job you have there.
I sold mine a couple years back. Unfortunately, they stopped making them a few years ago.
'c, d7, open' 1 hr
'Leaving the Bunker' 3 hrs
'Old Washburn E 329' 3 hrs
'Ten Broeck & Mollie' 3 hrs