do you recall predicting her future use? allow me to remind.Go find a video, description or discussion of her using one. Her musical history is reasonably well documented.
And it's not the first time,.. had a Deering B6 yrs back, didn't stick. But the desire had cropped up again and I've been searching for a Goodtime Solana Nylon 6 string banjo (an odd duck, discontinued and rare). One popped up yesterday used at a GC in NOLA and I went for it, I see it's shipped this morning. Kinda excited!
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Fretless would be fun for a minute for me,.. I run out of stuff to do quickly.That's a cool instrument. I love the gut string banjo sound. I'd really like a fretless gut string.
Fretless would be fun for a minute for me,.. I run out of stuff to do quickly.
I received the Goodtime Solana 6 today, no gig bag (tho the GC ad said included) in a box in bubble wrap. But it was just fine, just two days in shipping. Adjusted the neck pitch and spent a hour getting use to the scale length and string spacing (two inch nut),.. and it's got a baseball bat size neck. Definitely needs a strap.
Drop D tuning works nicely, tried out some Blind Willie McTell, Robert Wilkins, John Hurt, etc. etc. The Solana 6 is a cool unit, fits right in w/ the roots(y) stuff I like. It has a pickup, that's next to try out. Certainly has an unusual sound, looking forward to taking it out on my acoustic duo gig.
You're in Wisconsin. There's a great little music store in Madison called Spruce Tree Music. Here are a couple six-string banjos they have for sale:I've played fretless guitar for a long time, and I play banjo kind of a weird way, so it's a natural for me. It's just a matter of time before I have some sort of fretless banjo.