Bass Banjolele / Banjo
This is the updated version of the unique Buzzards Field bass banjolele / banjo. Tuned E-A-D-G and strung with Aquila Thundergut strings, it produces full bass-pitched notes. Played acoustically it produces more volume than solid wooden-bodied basses - enough volume to accompany a quieter instrument such as a ukulele. Alternatively, it has a standard jack-output for amplification.
Extensive upgrades on this version include an innovative piezo pickup arrangement with volume control, asymmetric D shaped neck, mother of pearl markers, re-profiled head-stock for better string alignment, a zero-nut for perfect setup from fret one, wooden tailpiece, a re-contoured and extended saddle and a strengthened weight saving neck joint.
These instruments are built to order. Usual turn around time is 14 days.
Built around a 12 inch Remo frame drum (with a humidity proof synthetic head), all of the wooden parts are cut and finished by hand.
YouTube demos of similar instruments:
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Please listen though headphones or quality speakers - mobile phone or laptop speakers are not able to reproduce bass frequencies properly.