The Bluesbox Collection

Howard Plectrum Banjo by Wurlitzer (c.1920)

The tuning pegs are standard bango style and I assume they are original.

The four-string, or tenor banjo is also called a "plectrum" banjo because it is meant to be played with a flatpick. This instrument is usually associated with Dixieland Jazz these days, but when this banjo was made, they were used in all kinds of music and were much more popular then guitars.


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