The first 25 fret long neck banjo started out as a standard 22 fret neck banjo. Folk legend, Pete Seeger, explained in his banjo instruction book that he had the neck of his banjo cut, and a section of the neck was added that had three more frets in it, and the long neck banjo was born. The Vega Banjo Company decided to make the long neck a standard model when customers were asking for a banjo like Pete’s.
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Learning how to play the banjo is no different. There are different types of banjos and plenty of new terminology for parts of banjos and playing styles. Aspiring players also wonder what makes one banjo better than another.