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  •  I play banjo. A few years ago, my brother (0+ / 0-)

    was looking to get a banjo for his son, and asked my advice.  I made up a list of "starter" banjos for him, and gave him some pros and cons of each.  Many sound tinny, have cheap components, poor finish... etc.  But, he wasn't sure his son was going to stick with it, so he didn't want to spend a lot of money to start with, so I tried to help him the best I could.

    He ignored everything I told him, and got an Epiphone banjo.  I had overlooked it...it was right in the same price range as the other banjos I had listed.  A month or so later, I got to visit, and show my nephew how to play (he was way ahead of me on that one), and got to play the Epiphone myself.  I was very impressed...good fit and finish, nice would, good action, playability, and it sounded good!  I would recommend it to anyone looking to get started, and am pleased to hear that they make nice guitars, too.

    "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." --Townes Van Zandt

    by Bisbonian on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 11:33:29 AM PST

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