For Traditional Jazz, or for guitar players, the Boston Plectrum is an easy instrument to play with a lighter weight than the higher end banjos, it's durable and has a good tone. The term Plectrum refers to the fact that it is usually played with a flat pick. It can be tuned for Jazz C,G,B,D or like the last 4 strings of a guitar D,G,B,E. The 22 fret Plectrum banjo is generally used as the melodic banjo in dixieland jazz music while the 19 fret Tenor banjo is strummed for rhythm. The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily.it rings like a bell. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won't get one for the cost of a Boston.
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets
Slender, Fast and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Guitar Style Tuners
(Planetary Tuners available as an option)
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16" Steel Rim That Rings Like a Tone Ring
Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
24 Fat Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
11" Medium Crown Head
Durable Satin Finish
Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band
It can be tuned for Jazz C,G,B,D or like the last 4 strings of a guitar D,G,B,E
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 27″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 9.6lbs
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