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Offline Greenbadge

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Six string banjo/guitar
« on: April 28, 2014, 03:53:46 PM »
I was given a Washburn banjo with a six string guitar neck. It is open on the backside and says Washburn Style D D 2347. It has a slotted headstock. It also says Lyon and Healy on the tail piece.
Any info would be appreciated. Is it a wall hanger or a player ?

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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 06:18:29 PM »
Welcome to the forum.   I know nothing about your banjo.  I hope some one does, as I thought 6 string banjo's were a relatively new thing.   But I THINK  the Lyon & Healy make it a few years older than I would have thought.     Tom.   :)     Is it a factory made 6 string, or do you mean literally some one put a guitar neck on it?  Google seems to be no help.
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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 08:46:00 AM »
Pictures?
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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 03:50:51 PM »
Trying to figure how to load pictures :(

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 04:23:12 PM »
Trying to figure how to load pictures :(
Any tips on uploading pics from an email.

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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 06:23:31 PM »
These are not uncommon...think they may be called guitarjos.

They are built on a guitar scale...never seemed to really catch on, perhaps b/c it's not that much of a stretch to learn to play a banjo. Tenor banjos and 5-string banjos have different scales, IIRC, and as popular as 5-string banjos are in bluegrass, tenor (4-string) banjos have gained favor as a "group" instrument...entire bands made up of tenor banjos.

6-string banjos tune just like a guitar and play just like a guitar...that would seem to be a great option for us guitarists, but they still appear to be very uncommon.

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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 09:54:57 AM »
P.S to upload pictures you need to use a 3rd party image host. Here is a link of the top 15 most used sites

http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/photo-sharing-sites

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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 12:42:33 PM »
I have been looking at them for about a yr now.  the play just like a guitar.  My local store just became a Fender dealer, and he only has the 5 string in rite now.  But the 6 is coming soon.   :)   Washburn has a nice 6 string on the home site.    I wish they had a dealer closer than a 125 miles to me.  Tom.  :)  also this is one way lots around here load pics.    http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,21807.0.html

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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 01:21:35 PM »
I can setup a gallery and host it on my server, donate the bandwidth and usage to this site. Who would I contact for that?
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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 07:28:57 PM »
I would start with Webguy he  works for Washburn, and mods this site.    Tom.   :)

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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2014, 08:39:41 AM »
Obvious enough name ;).

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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2014, 02:33:48 PM »
I think a web site with a pic and brief description of every Washburn made would be nice.   Or at least all the ones that can be found or photographed.  I unfortunately am not tech savey enough to do it.   But Google usually works pretty good.   :)    Tom.  :)

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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2014, 03:28:07 PM »
I'll be throwing something together open to public use. Might lock it down to some of the known active/full members on this site at first though.
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Re: Six string banjo/guitar
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2014, 04:55:17 PM »