An Adjustment

I’m sure tradition plays a big part in the standard banjo tuning being G.  But people’s hands are another limitation.  A lot (maybe a majority) of players would have difficulty fingering a 28” or 30” string tuned lower.  Regardless, G tuning is the tuning.

So it’s hardly surprising that when I decided to build another banjo, I made it shorter, to be tuned in G.  It was goodbye to those 3 frets that I was hardly using anyway.

Every banjo I’ve built since is this shorter version: I think it should be the capo-ble banjo standard.

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