Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Dedicated to my friend and mentor RD Lunceford

Im not sure if this was originally a minsterel or mountain tune,, if mountain pardon me

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Comment by Rob Morrison on March 27, 2013 at 11:23am

Real nice Steve, but pardon my ignorance.  What does half shaved tack head fretlees banjo mean?  Loved the tune and the rendition, though.  Great sounding instrument.--Rob 

Comment by Strumelia on March 27, 2013 at 11:24am

Steve that is just AWESOME.  Beautifully played, and so yummy to listen to.

Comment by Steve Jeter on March 27, 2013 at 11:26am

 Rob,,, Half Shaved is the title of tune,   Its one of my fretless I made,  I just made a inclusive youtube title for the video

and thanks Rob & Strumelia!

Comment by Strumelia on March 27, 2013 at 12:18pm

That looks like a longish scale- just curious- what's the scale on that banjer Steve, to the middle of the head?

Comment by Steve Jeter on March 27, 2013 at 12:38pm

25 3/16  nut to bridge, seems to sound best there.

Comment by Strumelia on March 27, 2013 at 12:43pm

Oh, so it's not as long a scale as I thought.  Thanks!

Again- i love how you played this....sounds wonderful.

Comment by rick Ceballos on March 27, 2013 at 12:50pm
Good tune and nice sounding banjo Steve
Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on March 27, 2013 at 2:05pm

That sounded sweet, man I could picture some holler up in the mountains, with a few shanty's stron about and hearing that music drifting across the holler. Just like out of some movie. Nice Steve!

Comment by Matthew Mickletz on March 28, 2013 at 7:26am

Great tune!  Real fun to listen to and looks fun to play as well.

 

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