Kay Banjo

Need help with banjo tuning.?

I recently purchased two 1940's Kay banjos. The only difference is one has four strings and the other has five. The four string has 19 frets which I believe to be a tenor banjo and the five string has 22 frets. Are they tuned differently? I'm new to the banjo and could use some help.

The tenor and 5-string banjos are very different and are used for different types of music. Unlike the 5-string banjo, which is played fingerstyle, the tenor banjo is usually strummed with a flatpick. It's usually tuned CGDA. It was popular in early jazz bands and is still used for Dixieland. 5-strings are often tuned GDGBD but there are various tunings. They're mainly used to play bluegrass, folk, and old-timey music.

Discover Kay Banjo On eBay Below:

Recently Purchased Kay Banjo:

vintage kay 5string banjo 1960s or 60s needs bridge comes with soft case, vintage kay tenor banjo, kay 4 string banjo made in korea wcase carved eagle reverse, vintage antique banjo tuners grover patent diamond gibson bamp;d kay parts, kay banjo vintage 4 string, vintage kay 5 string banjo resonator 36 long cir 1950 or 60used condition, kay 5 string closed back banjo make offer free shipping, vintage kay 5 string tenor banjo k65t leader w case, vintage kay 4 string banjo w case k1000t artist, kay 5 string closed back banjo 1960s vintage, kay tenor 4 string banjo mahogany resonator c1950 nice

String Instruments Others Have Searched For:

Kay 5-string close back ,kay plectrum banjo

Comments are closed.