Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

The great grand-daddy of all the lutes, going back to ancient Persia. A wonderfully expressive and soulful instrument. I've had mine just less than a month a...

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Comment by Strumelia on July 14, 2016 at 1:08pm

Mark, you really make music fun.

Does this use steel strings?  Are those sliding gut frets?

I love to experiment too.  Am currently working hard on pipe & tabor.  Oy, talk about a learning curve.   lol

Yay for learning new stuff!  My new favorite credo to live by is:

Being a beginner keeps you young.    :D

Comment by Paul Draper on July 14, 2016 at 2:18pm
Or as Dylan put it: "He not busy being born is busy dying"
Comment by Paul Draper on July 14, 2016 at 2:32pm
Very cool Mark.
Comment by Mark Weems on July 14, 2016 at 2:47pm

Yes, way cool, sliding gut frets that can change the scale - Persian music is very complicated. From what I understand, these instruments have had wire strings since the 1200's!  

Comment by Sonny Bryan on July 15, 2016 at 7:03am
Emotes the sounds of a smoky meeting place in a kasba.....great sound!

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