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Banjo Guitar Strings

Banjo Guitar Strings

Is it a bird? A plane? A 6-string banjo? Also known as the banjitar or guitjo, the banjo guitar utilizes these unique strings, which are typically tuned like a guitar. Many traditional banjo players say the banjo guitar is not a banjo at all, but merely an interesting variation of the acoustic guitar. But if it looks like a banjo and quacks like a banjo . . . It first became popular during the 1920s, when it was often used for early jazz and swing music. Today it’s receiving renewed interest, and is played by such tradition-minded players as Clint Black, James Taylor and Steve Martin, as well as forward-thinkers like Buckethead, Larry LaLonde of Primus and Steve Howe (probably the first time you’ve heard those three names together).

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