Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
The walnut neck gives this Sierra openback banjo almost all of the same tonal characteristics of the Deering Clawgrass banjo (the banjo Steve Martin and Mark Johnson play) without all of the fancy aesthetics which inflate the price.
Tuned:g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
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Sad news came in last Friday, October 23rd when we heard that the banjo icon Bill Keith had passed after a battle with cancer. Bill... Read More
GRAMMY Award-winning banjo player Alison Brown is out with her new album “The Song of the Banjo.” She’s a Harvard alumna, and spent years working in finance before she gave all that up to pursue her love of the banjo.
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As most of us know, standard tuning for a 5-string banjo is an open G tuning (G,D,G,B,D). Open G tuning means that if we strum all the strings without fretting any of them, we will be playing a G chord. Open G is a great tuning, but there are many other ways you can tune your banjo as well. By tuning it differently, you can get a completely different tone out of your banjo. It also can make it easier to play certain songs in different keys.
One of the most common and one of my favorite alternate tunings is called Double C Tuning (G,C,G,C,D). This tuning is used very often in old time music. The sound of this tuning gives your banjo a lower voice since we are lowering the lowest pitched string (the 4th string) from a D to a C. It also gives your banjo a hauntingly drone tone because of the two strings that are tuned to C.Read More