Magnetic pickups are nothing new to the millions of guitarists in the world. Their dependability and versatility is undisputed. Finally – this style of pickup, with all its potential, has been applied to the acoustic banjo. The Kavanjo Pickup System is a magnetic pickup based on a humbucker style pickup. Just like guitarists, the Kavanjo… Read more
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Calico banjo necks stained and nearly complete!!
Bass fishing and a Goodtime banjo, what an awesome combination! Pictured from a trip last summer is our friend Tom Gunnels of The Crane Wives, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is quite the fisher and picker!
Yes, you were correct in Tuesday trivia. Pete Seeger was the brilliant mind behind the creation of the Long Neck banjo! He decided to have a luthier, John D'Angelico, cut his neck and insert 3 additional frets into the length of it. Instead of tuning it in G, he was able to tune it to an E (Tuned E,B,E,G#,B) which allowed him to sing in that lower key. A capo can be put on at the third fret and the banjo can be played in standard G tuning as well. With 3 extra frets, this low tuned (E) banjo not only sounds beautiful as a solo instrument, but it accompanies the voice with a deep, full and sparkling sound!
Trivia Tuesday! Who was the brilliant mind behind the creation of the Long Neck banjo?
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