While it isn’t known who first conceived the idea of a banjo ukulele,but we all know The banjo-ukulele is a four-stringed musical instrument with a small banjo-type body and a fretted ukulele neck,a mix between a Ukulele and a Banjo.
The instrument achieved its greatest popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, and combines the small scale, tuning, and playing style of a ukulele with the construction and distinctive tone of a banjo, hence the name.Its development was pushed by the need for vaudeville performers to have an instrument that could be played with the ease of the ukulele, but with more volume,designed it for those ukulele players who want more of that sweet ukulele tone blended with the pop and snap of the banjo.
Tightening or loosening the drum head, through adjusting the tension hooks fitted around the outside of the drum results in a change in tone.
The head typically has a firm tension. Tightening it so that it is rock hard to the touch gives a bright sound with good note distinction, but less bass response. Loosening it so it is softer, yet still tight enough to keep the bridge in place with the tension of the strings, results in a warmer, less bright sound.The bridge floats on the head and is held in place by the tension of the strings.
Back and Neck: Okoume
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Tuners: Closed Gear Tuning Pegs
Number of Frets: 18
Nut Width: 1.38″
Scale Length: 15″ Concert
Drum size : 21.5cm (8.46″)
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
1 Pcs Banjo-Uke;1 Pcs Bag;1 Pcs Tuner;
- The Banjo ukulele is a four stringed instrument with a small banjo type body and a fretted concert size ukulele neck that was very popular in the ’20s & ’30s. It features the distinctive sound of a banjo and the small scale tuning and playing style of a Ukulele. The instrument uses standard ukulele tuning of G-C-E-A.
- The drum head of Kmise banjolele made of polyster with great elasticity has a quick response. Equipped with superior Aquila String from Italy and high quality closed geared tuners, this banjolele can not only produce a bright and percussive tone but also be in an accurate intonation and stay in tune well.
- Compared with other banjoleles, Kmise banjolele with action 3mm at 12th fret is very comfortable for beginners to learn because players do not need to press too hard with such a low action. Preset with truss rod inside the neck, players can adjust the action with the wrench as needed. Smooth fretboard and neat fret wires also offer comfortable touch and protect hands from being scratched.
- Kmise banjolele has various playing methods. It can be in a traditional resonator style or an open back style by detaching its back. Traditional resonator style produces a mellower, softer sound while the open back style has a brighter sound.
- Kmise provides 90-day warranty for the banjolele and lifetime string replacement. If there is any problem with Kmise banjolele, please feel free to contact us and we will reply you within 24 hours and help you solve the problem ASAP.