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Great for bluegrass and old-time music.
The Dirty Thirties Series sits at the perfect crossroads of classic sound and historic design like the original Montgomery Ward mail order instruments from the first half of the century, Dirty Thirties guitars and banjos are the ideal companion for singer-songwriters, folk stylists or traveling troubadours. The Recording King Dirty Thirties Open Back Banjo packs excellent playability and historic vibe into a retro-infused package that makes vintage style and traditional banjo sound accessible to every player. Case sold separately.
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Comments about Recording King Dirty 30s Open Back 5 String Banjo:
I'll try to be fair and not gush, but I'm super proud to own this banjo. I am a novice player, and this is my first banjo. In terms of shipping, it arrived at my door within 3 days of order, completely intact...so all good there.
Set up was easy. It came with the stings already strung in the tuners and only required loosening the strings, setting the bridge, and tuning. It holds its tune well. It is light and has a pleasing tone. The neck seems to be the perfect size for my small hands, but my S.O. has large hands and finds it more difficult to use than his own banjo. The wood and overall color are lovely.
In contrast with the image show on the website, the head has a "vintage" look to it. I wasn't super happy about that at first because that wasn't the look I wanted. However, I am growing fond of it and think it actually looks more "marbled" than so-called "vintage."
When I first tuned it, the 5th string popped out of the tuning peg...not broke...just popped out. Thankfully I was able to restring it without buying a new string.
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