Tone Banjo

Wanting to learn to play the banjo...just have a few questions if anyone could help...?

ok, well ive decided that i want to start learning to play the banjo and just have a few questions.
how different is the sound/quality of an 18 fret banjo compared to a 30 fret banjo? and what do u think would be the best one?
is it more difficult or completley different to play compard to a guitar?
ive been playing guitar for 10 yrs so i have a fair bit of experience with the guitar side of things.
and what is the price range?
thanks 4 ur help guys

1. a long necked banjo (i think) has a slightly deeper sound, and you may get an achy arm playing it: i advise you get a normal one
2. my 5 string has 24 frets: thats a good number of frets.
3. you will find it harder unless you already play fingerstyle guitar
4. I reccomed a Gold Tone Banjo. or if youre in the UK, A Barnes & Mullins one: B&M are VERY good makers, and you can get a very nice one for £210

Price range varies depending on wether your banjo has a resonator or not, and also wether the tone ring is metal or wood: i reccomend you get one with a metal tone ring with a resonator, though some wood tone rings sound just incredible, but they are often a few hundred more in price. make sure your banjo is at least over $200/£150.

by the way if you live in the UK, then dont even bother looking for a teacher. where i am, the only place you can get a tutor is in london, and even then theyre scarce.

A few songs i reccomend you learn: Duelling Banjos, Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark, the Scrubs theme tune: Im No Superman. if you want tabs for any of these just email me and ILL TRY to get them for you or send you links and videos. as i play all of the above

Also, i reccomed you get a chromatic tuner, and tune the banjo gDGBD

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