4 String banjos are popular rhythm instruments for performing artists. The most popular tuning configurations for this banjo are DGCE, DGCD and CGCD. Why are 18 brackets a key feature? The number of brackets used on the banjo model you use will increase the sound clarity to a degree. The brackets are what hold the head on the pot assembly (the round part of the banjo). 18 brackets are necessary for a better sound, however past 18 brackets the sound quality impact drops off drastically and the additional brackets add significant weight leading to fatigue in performing artists. Why a mahogany resonator and neck? A resonator model banjo projects the sound forward and is perfect for someone playing for a large group of people or an audience. Most people choose this type of model because it provides a clearer sound. The mahogany on the neck and resonator gives you a thick lush tone. Why a Remo Milky head? The Weatherking is made from mylar plastic epoxied into an aluminum hoop and sprayed with a thin white plastic frosting on top. This original design revolutionized the banjo nearly 50 years ago: it solved the problems of stretching and shrinking which were inherent in skin heads, and gave the instrument a brighter, crisper tone. Why a rosewood fingerboard? Rosewood gives the banjo a warmer darker sound. It is also easier to deal with when re-fretting because a maple board must have some type of finish applied. Rosewood is also more durable than maple and shows less dirt. Once the finish is compromised on a maple board, the wood is stained by sweat and grime.
- 18 Bracket 4 Strings
- Remo Milky Resonator Skin
- The fingerboard is made from rosewood and the head is a Remo Milky head
- This banjo has 18 brackets and a mahogany resonator and neck