Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Ok here is my first video with my first home made tack head. It is maple/African Mahogany with Nylgut strings and a 25.5" scale length. I am a guitar player and still learning banjo so please forgive my poor banjo style. Also, this instrument ended up being louder than I thought it would be so I'll have to sing louder next time. Hope you like it, and many thanks to Terry Bell for all his great advice along the way! By the way, this is in open D tuning.

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Comment by Bell Banjos on December 5, 2012 at 4:18pm

Sounds great, Jason. For a tackhead, she has a lot of sparkle. Nice singin',  one of my favorites.

Comment by Jason Stamper on December 5, 2012 at 9:19pm
Thanks guys, I am having fun trying to learn to play. This is a great song too.
Comment by Strumelia on December 5, 2012 at 10:24pm

Nice sounding instrument!

Comment by Tim Twiss on December 5, 2012 at 10:44pm

Nice. This music is largely about the songs and singing them. Do more. Condenser mics tend to gravitate towards the strongest sound as it records it. That does not really reflect the volume of your voice in a real setting. Fingerstyle???  Why, or rather ...why not? keep the tunes flowing. Banjo looks and sounds good.

 

Comment by Paul Draper on December 6, 2012 at 10:16am

Loud is good!  Chapeau to anyone who can build their own great sounding banjo!  Looking forward to hearing more.

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