Comment by Jody Stecher on January 20, 2019 at 18:58

That sounds very very good to me,. It sounds better than a lot of "real" banjos.  Good playing as well.

Comment by Pär Engstrand on January 20, 2019 at 19:30

Thanks alot Jody! I have never played a real minstrel or fretless banjo myself so I don't have anything to compare it with. But it is great fun! :-)

Comment by thereallyniceman on January 21, 2019 at 9:47

What an amazing sound! The bass, as expected, is superb.  It would be ideal for me (and maybe Jody?) as it would fit round my rather large belly ;-))

It is good to see that we Banjophiles will go to great lengths go get "just one more" banjo !

Love it. How does it sound further up the neck?

Comment by Trapdoor2 on January 21, 2019 at 16:59

What a delight! It sounds excellent, very much like any other well-built minstrel-style banjo.

Gee, and I thought my Stewart Cello-Banjo was big at 16"...

I have a bodhran lying in the back of my closet somewhere. I have similar designs on it...another retirement project!

Comment by Pär Engstrand on January 21, 2019 at 18:25

@Trapdoor: I can really recomend doing it, and not all to difficult, if you have the tools.

@Ian: "How does it sound further up the neck?" Out of tune! :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVHu3jgcwbU

Comment by thereallyniceman on January 21, 2019 at 18:50

Par, I added the video to the discussion for you.

It sounds pretty good to me. I am surprised that without frets you can get it to sound in tune at all! I am sure that I couldn't play in tune without a LOT of practice. I think I will stick to frets :-)

Comment by Pär Engstrand on January 21, 2019 at 19:26

Ian, beeing a double bass player by profession does help playing without frets :-)

And thanks for adding the video. Not sure how to do that.

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