Are short scale travel banjo’s generally tuned to open G ?
The one I have is tuned to open C
@Archie, I’m picking up a “travel” banjo from Dave Dillard in a couple weeks. It’s a 10” pot open back shortened by two frets. So it will be normally tuned to A as I understand. I got my granddaughter a small gold tone from Ben that’s considerably smaller which is tuned to C.
Thanks Jeff, I was just curious about the tuning being that the neck would be shorter.
I have a Gold Tone Plucky for sale on Banjo Hangout if anyone wants one
I’ve seen tunings all over. C seems to be the most common. Russ Carson’s custom made 81 Gold Star is a full octave over standard G.
Once we get moved in to our new house and I get my wood shop set up, I hope to begin building little banjos like the one Russ has. It is such a cool instrument.
I wouldn’t mind just buying a small ornamental banjo just to hang on the wall up at our cabin.
Neil, @Luke_L has one for sale look above Marks post
Got a price / picture or link @Luke_L. ?
Here you go Neil
Yep- that’s it! I’d be glad to give someone here a deal.
Yours looks really super nice! I was envisioning a real beat-up old banjo, non-functioning relic with holes in it as a “wall hanger” in our cabin. I think you can get good coin for yours.