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J_Tay81
12-28-2010, 09:16 AM
I know this is a uke forum, but given the popularity of banjo ukes (myself included) I was wondering if anybody had an old banjo laying around they wanted to get rid of. I'm trying to learn clawhammer on my banjo uke, and thought it would be fun to have a 'big boy' banjo too. I don't care if its old, per se, just as long as it is in workable condition. Let me know if you have anything you'd like to get rid of. Heck, post pics if you wish!

provines
12-28-2010, 09:39 AM
Not a big boy banjo but by the way, I saw a toy banjo at Cracker Barrel today for $44.95. The neck and body looked really good. The head and metal rim were cheap but I think it could easily be converted to a decent banjo uke.

UkuleleHill
12-28-2010, 10:34 AM
Here is a link to a picture of one from Cracker Barrel:

http://therecoveringlegalist.com/2010/12/07/anthonys-appetite-4/

AzMichael
12-28-2010, 10:45 AM
When I started playing clawhammer banjo, I bought an Epiphone open-back from Guitar Center...

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-MB-100-First-Pick-Banjo-103829321-i1168178.gc

Only $179 and worth every penny!

~Michael

J_Tay81
12-28-2010, 12:16 PM
I was thinking of this one:

http://folk-instruments.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rogue-Travel-Starter-Banjo?sku=511195

Has a geared 5th tuning peg, not friction.

Is it wrong to ask about banjos on a uke forum? :)

It all started with a banjo uke, so I guess its legit!