Hi gang, I’m presently playing a $300 Wasburn sompin sompin I picked up locally, just to see if I wanted to get back into banjo after many years of, you know, not playing banjo. And well, I’m want’n back in, so I want to get a nice new resonator banjo. The tops and bottoms of the frets on my banjo are pretty rough and I’m cutting my left hand on them occasionally and there’s some other issues as well.
I decided I do want to purchase from the general store cause benies and stuff. I realize just about any choice on the store would be good. My hands are not huge, I can span three frets fine, but can’t quite reach four yet, so I don’t want a wide neck (I think one of descriptions I saw said something about a wider neck than most).
I’m looking for something that doesn’t abuse me, something that will whisper sweet things in my ear and treats me right. It leaves me wanting more but is not a chore to play… And yes, I am talking about a banjo.
Gold Tone, RK, Other?
I want to take advantage of y’alls experience with these instruments, so… up to $1600ish, what say you?