Banjolino

Banjolino - the first instrument that was built in a small series. A purchased drum served as the basis, the neck was then adapted by hand.
With a scale length of approx. 42mm, these banjos are certainly on the short side of the scale length, the name also refers to this.

banjo drawing

Basic drawing of the instrument, the original neck fastening mechanism was replaced by a simple wooden wedge system.

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The prototype and test-instrument, finally tuned in CGDA

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Banjolino V2 (gCEA)

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Banjolino V2 (CGDA)
Due to the experience gained on the prototype, the neck-stick of both V2s was made round. The tail piece is a purchased part.