Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Minstrel, Double C, Sawmill, Open, and Minstrel tuning all on a 28.5" scale Boucher replica. Visit http://bell.20m.com/banjos.html

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Comment by Paul Bock on November 21, 2012 at 9:47am

Fantastic, can't wait to get started on learning this style of playing!

Paul Bock

Comment by John Mikenas on November 21, 2012 at 2:09pm

Its like  whiskeys -- there all good!  Some are just better than others depending on the tune being played.

Comment by Joel Hooks on November 22, 2012 at 6:03pm
For the folks new to this site, there is very little, if any, solid evidence of common use of scordatura in the early- turn of the century banjo. Not often at all for stage use among minstrel banjoist. For a nice example of scordatura see "The Bag Pipes" from FBC's "The Banjoist."

Still, Bells are nice banjos, and modern banjoists do like to "fro de banjo out ob tune."

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