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Fretless 'minstrel' banjo from a 18 inch bohdràn
That sounds very very good to me,. It sounds better than a lot of "real" banjos. Good playing as well.
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! :-)
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?
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!
@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! :-)
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 :-)
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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