Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Tenor Banjo - Made by Tommy George of Somerville, TN


I recently got a new Irish tenor banjo from Tommy George of Somerville, TN. It features:
-refurbished rim
-Whyte Laydie style tonering
-2 piece birdseye maple neck with black centre stripe and snake shaped peghead
-Ivoroid bound Ebony fingerboard 17 fret 21" scale, dot inlay, side dot position markers
-Mini Grover tuners
-New Grooved tension hoop, flat hooks, and shoes with bolts & washers
-Nickel plated metal hardware
-Natural finish with an amber tint

I like it a lot! I've been playing it almost constantly since I got it. I love the mini Grover tuners, which are similar to guitar tuners. If you click on the post title "New Banjo!" up above it should play a one-take clip of me playing Boswell's Fancy from the Portland Collection, one of the new tunes I'm working on, recorded earlier tonight.

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