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Tenor Banjos and Guitars

Tenor Banjos and Guitars

Sometimes people wonder what these odd four-string instruments are.   These days, we’re so used to the 5-string banjo and the 6-string guitar that other forms are unfamiliar. In the early part of the 1900s, the four-string banjo started to appear, with the first commercially produced model built by Vega around 1908.   This instrument was based on some principles of other mandolin, mandola type instruments – particularly being tuned in fifths to CGDA and played with a pick.   This provided a

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