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Washburn Bluegrass Instruments => Post your thoughts on Banjos & Mandolins => Topic started by: Greenbadge on April 28, 2014, 03:53:46 PM

Title: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: Greenbadge 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 ?

Greenbadge
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: t.y. 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.
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: cmac84 on April 29, 2014, 08:46:00 AM
Pictures?
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: Greenbadge on April 29, 2014, 03:50:51 PM
Trying to figure how to load pictures :(
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: Greenbadge on April 29, 2014, 04:23:12 PM
Trying to figure how to load pictures :(
Any tips on uploading pics from an email.
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: YerDugliness 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.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: cmac84 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

cheers,
C
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: t.y. 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
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: cmac84 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?
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: t.y. on April 30, 2014, 07:28:57 PM
I would start with Webguy he  works for Washburn, and mods this site.    Tom.   :)
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: cmac84 on May 01, 2014, 08:39:41 AM
Obvious enough name ;).

Cheers,
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: WEBgUy on May 01, 2014, 09:02:57 AM
Washburn currently makes a 6 string: http://www.washburn.com/products/bluegrass/banjo/B6.html (http://www.washburn.com/products/bluegrass/banjo/B6.html)
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: t.y. 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.  :)
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: cmac84 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.
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: Greenbadge on May 01, 2014, 04:55:17 PM
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h302/John_L_Greenley/Facebook/iOS%20Photos/10259125_10203794355922742_411045448119535448_o.jpg) (http://s67.photobucket.com/user/John_L_Greenley/media/Facebook/iOS%20Photos/10259125_10203794355922742_411045448119535448_o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: Greenbadge on May 01, 2014, 05:01:41 PM
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h302/John_L_Greenley/Facebook/iOS%20Photos/980414_10203794355842740_8702203712397501085_o.jpg) (http://s67.photobucket.com/user/John_L_Greenley/media/Facebook/iOS%20Photos/980414_10203794355842740_8702203712397501085_o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Six string banjo/guitar
Post by: YerDugliness on May 01, 2014, 10:38:10 PM
No resonator?

Cheers!

Dugly 8)