Best of The Skelly: Instrumental Musings…Concertone Banjo

We will be exploring some of most read posts of 2014 over the next few weeks. Coming in at #3 is the Concertone Banjo post: https://michaelsnowpresents.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/instrumental-musings-concertone-banjo-circa-1936/

Concertone Banjo
Concertone Banjo by JOtwell (click for more)
Concertone Banjo
Concertone Banjo by JOtwell (click for more)
Concertone Banjo
Concertone Banjo by JOtwell (click for more)

 

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Instrumental Musings…Savoy Tenor Banjo 1928

Savoy Tenor Banjo 1928 photographed by JOtwell
Savoy Tenor Banjo 1928 photographed by JOtwell

 

SAVOY TENOR BANJO 1928

This was owned by my late father-in-law H.M. Dyer, and willed to me. A very traditional, plain, open-backed tenor, bare bones in a way, with an age-old sound that records beautifully I used this on several albums, including “A Bigger Piece Of Sky” by Robert Earl Keen, and “ Porch Songs” & “ Pigg River Symphony” by Cathryn Craig, where the stark yet resonant nature of this old boy seemed to fit the bill.