"This tone ring design has been a favorite of great dixieland players,
resembles the holy grail for the old time banjoists, and had it's big
revival in the folk era with Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio in the Vega
with case, gold plated and all brass parts & including case, 9 fret capo,
and all shipping charges. (all gold parts)
Basic economic Tubaphone without case and with shipping: from
$1,750.00 (inquire) (some gold parts)
What is a long neck banjo? I have attempted to fashion my
banjos after the "Kingston Trio" and Pete Seeger style of long
neck and tone ring. My
follows that pattern. Once you
have played a long neck I cannot imagine you playing non long
neck again! Let me help you find the one that is right for you.
On Line Encyclopedia says this: (And much more...)
The long neck banjo is a5
an extra three frets for the four main playing strings, invented
by Pete Seeger.
The 5th string is not extended, so instead of being five frets
shorter than the others as on a standard banjo, on the long-neck
it's eight frets shorter.
Standard scale length is 34", with 25 frets, and standard tuningE
You can check the link below to hear
1980 Gretsch ODE Archtop Banjo.
It is used and pot
All brass parts in my view provides an
unexcelled tone. Sure it costs a lot. But I am so sure that you will
be thrilled with it.
I install a Stubbs long fifth
string capo that covers nine
This is the kind of capo installed like the one one
used by the Kingston Trio:
Upon receiving His Tubaphone Long Neck Banjo - January 17, 2015 -
I retrieved it and unpacked it. It is truly the most beautiful banjo I have
Alan Fleshman from Florida -
Upon receiving his archtop - Dec. 30th, 2014 on receiving his archtop - The banjo is perfect
banjo arrived about an hour ago and the only reason I have taken
a break from playing it is to let you know how pleased I am. It is a work of
art. The inlays are magnificent, the sound is just what I am looking for and
the craftsmanship is better than any "manufactured" banjo in this or any other
price range. You must take great pride in your work and all I can say is that
you deserve it. Once again, Happy New Year. I am sure mine will be
Needless to say, if you ever need an endorsement, you can count on
p.s. I can give you names and e mail addresses of these persons and
others that may live near you. There is probably someone near you that possesses
one of my banjos.
have been play banjos for over 40 years and I believe I have come close to
perfecting a great sounding instrument. (I have lost count of how
many long neck banjos I have built in the last several years. ) All parts are new. I am also taking orders for custom long
necks and can build it for you in a matter of two to three weeks. For the
last three years I have devoted most of my waking hours to either
studying the Scriptures or building long neck banjos.
banjos are built by proper specifications according to
to Set Up the Best Sounding Banjo [Paperback] by Roger
H. Siminof" book on how to set up a good sounding banjo. Thus, I
insure the very best sound for my open back banjos.
If you are ever in the Puyallup, WA area, give me a call and come by and try one
of my long necks! Come by for and try the long neck. It is a unique
experience. They have a totally different dynamic than the standard