BANJO UKULELES steel string compatible, , RESONATOR UKULELES KO'OLAU HAWAII PONO UKES
ARTISTE BANJO UKULELE SALES Kiwi / NZ. Aquila strings tune GCEA. A truss rod allows Steel strings to be used for low G tuning.
Banjo Ukes require adjusting , this is called the banjo set-up procedure and is not usually done from large, impersonal music stores, & from staff not familiar with banjo issues, costly man-hours are not invested into setting up the banjo, they just ship it out, Artiste Banjo Ukes come set-up
Resonator Ukuleles for sale NZ. Artiste Instruments (Artist 'e), for Banjo Uke & Resonator Uke sales. And from Hawaii, the prestigious KO'OLAU PONO UKULELES
The Artiste Plate Resonator, ALL WALNUT ! (Possum Back), Banjo Ukulele for sale NZ / Banjolele Features 12 Brackets, Tuned gcea concert scale 15 1/2" High gloss finish, Walnut Rim, Plate Resonator & Neck, Truss rod to adjust string height, Tuners Open Geared, Hardware Chrome, Fingerboard Rosewood, Head REMO, Inlay Mother Of Pearl & INCLUDES HEAVY DUTY PADDED GIG BAG & ELECTRONIC TUNER.
Compare the GRETSCH BANJO UKULELE REVIEW , no fingerboard rosewood or otherwise, friction tuners not geared tuners, no all gloss finish, no Gig Bag, or electronic tuner has a rough finish & poor performance according to this review. Frets are usually installed on a Rosewood fingerboard, and the fingerboard installed on the neck, the frets on this are installed directly to the neck which is a poor & low spec cost saving excercise, does not include as standard a Gig Bag or Electronic tuner and the price is $500 !. A low spec and costly instrument !.
The Eddy Finn Deluxe Banjo Ukulele for sale NZ / Banjolele). Chrome flange resonator model. Tuned GCEA Concert Scale 15 1/2" Truss rod to adjust string height, Walnut Rim, Walnut Neck, Full Pro Walnut Resonator, 12 Brackets Rosewood Fingerboard Mother of Pearl Inlay Chrome Hardware Chrome Flange Open Geared Tuners REMO Banjo Head INCLUDES HEAVY DUTY PADDED GIG BAG & ELECTRONIC TUNER.
Compared to the Gretsch you have extra the full professional resonator, full chrome flange, truss rod to adjust string height, padded gig bag, all Wallnut Banjolele, & Elecronic tuner all for an extra $59 !.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IN A BANJO UKULELE !
8 INCH TUNABLE HAND DRUM BANJO UKULELE
A true "handmade" construction if you see it, utilising a childs hand drum instead of the correct banjo rim & Remo banjo head, no resonator, lacking banjo lugs & nuts for correct tensioning of the head, no coordinator rod, no truss rod. Correct banjo set up is not possible for this, this is a hobbyist's build !. How to do it
Set Up, Is this the retailers only "token" banjo ?, the majority of banjos are not set up from retailers, no knowledge, let alone set up correctly !.
Gig bag included ?
Electronic tuner included ?
A Rosewood fingerboard to the neck material, (some low specification banjos and banjo ukes use frets directly to the neck).
Truss rod to adjust the string height
Resonator, open back or enclosed
Resonator types, plate style (traditionally known as a possum plate) no flange, or resonator with flange.
Tonewood materials, Neck - Rim- Resonator, Wallnut, Maple, Mahogony.
A Banjo head, (usually Remo Weatherking) designed specifically for banjos and not other percussive instruments !.
Hardware parts Brass - expensive, elite & great looking, good for a tension ring but Chrome usually
Tonerings, possibly overkill, top end and expensive but elite.