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RichM
12-17-2011, 12:08 PM
Okay, uke players, been dying to get your banjo on but find full-scale banjos to be monstrous? This Terry Mead short-scale banjo is just the ticket for a uke player who wants a 5-string sound. Instead of a skin head, it has a resonant cedar soundboard. Wonderful tone and plays beautifully. Planetary geared banjo tuners mean its easy to get in tune and stay in tune.

Scale length is 19 1/4" and tuning is like a banjo capoed at the 5th fret (cGCEG-- ukey, no?). Includes padded gig bag. $350 plus shipping & insurance.

Here's a sound sample:

http://www.4shared.com/embed/1037264779/336a83ac

Please PM me with questions. Thanks!

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flagstaffcharlie
12-18-2011, 05:09 AM
PM sent.

I've never seen one of these. That's a very groovy instrument! :)

GalootNY
12-18-2011, 05:12 AM
I have two of his banjo-ukes. They're really works of art...and they sound great, too!

RichM
12-23-2011, 07:06 AM
I added a sound clip:

http://www.4shared.com/embed/1037264779/336a83ac

RichM
12-26-2011, 06:54 AM
Boxing Day bump... still available :)

RichM
05-20-2012, 02:45 PM
This is actually still available... I just haven't thought about it much lately!

Littlebanjo
08-12-2013, 01:29 PM
Is your Mead banjo still for sale?

RichM
08-12-2013, 01:38 PM
Yes, I still have it---it came in handy for a little recording project I had, so I held onto it, but happy to put it back up if anyone wants it!

Littlebanjo
08-12-2013, 03:25 PM
I have been thinking about getting a Mead short scale. Is this an older model? The current "head" is usually redwood. Does the gig bag fit the banjo well?

Littlebanjo
08-12-2013, 03:37 PM
Does this model have a truss rod?

RichM
08-12-2013, 05:28 PM
I have had this one for probably 6 or 7 years, so I guess that qualifies it as an older model. It has a heavily padded gigbag that is an excellent fit. Not sure about the truss rod, I'll grab the instrument when I'm home and confirm. Feel free to PM me if you want more info. Thanks!

PhilUSAFRet
08-13-2013, 02:58 AM
Always amazed me how much like a skin head banjo these babies sound. Nice instruments.

RichM
08-14-2013, 02:39 AM
Littlebanjo, please check your Private Message inbox. You should be able to click on Notifications at the top of the screen. Thanks!

RichM
07-13-2014, 02:02 PM
Sold, thank you!