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Thread #51755   Message #789786
Posted By: GUEST,Raven
23-Sep-02 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: Help: Banjo - newbie buying tips wanted
Subject: Banjo - newbie buying tips wanted
Hi everybody --

I've been dinking around on a borrowed banjo, and realize I'm hooked. Yes, I'm going over to the Dark Side.

So I'm interested in buying one of my own. I know nothing about manufacturers, styles, how to determine quality -- nothing! I'd like to get one that's not too fancy to start off with, since (a) I'm far from flush and (b) it would be insulting to submit a fine instrument to such poor playing.

Can some of you veterans with time to kill on a new convert's behalf help me out?

Thanks! Raven