Banjo – a stringed musical instrument with a body in the form of a tambourine and a long wooden neck as the guitar, which usually stretch from four to six strings (can be up to nine). Banjos belong to a kind of guitar with a resonator but most of it is similar to the European well-known mandolin (although the banjo is more sharp and ringing sound). In Europe the tool came from America in the 1830-ies, and there, from West Africa in the late 17th century with the black slaves who first made the body of the banjo from dried pumpkin.
Playing the banjo with a distinctive “cowboy” sound associated with music in country style and bluegrass. Lately this tool are used in a variety of genres, including jazz and pop music.
Wish to learn to play the banjo, I advise you not to buy this exotic and fairly expensive musical instrument, and try to make it yourself at home, without resorting to complex technologies.
First, you’ll need a few pieces of dry high-quality plywood with thickness of 8-10 mm, a good carpenter’s glue is a PVA-based, long screws M5 for tightening and bonding design details, as well as the neck from the six-string guitar and tambourine with a diameter of 10 inches, you can buy in music stores.