Name: Piccolo Banjo.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321.5/6
Inventor: S.S. Stewart.
Country: USA, Many.
Description: The piccolo-banjo despite its size and appearance it was intended to be played by adults in banjo-clubs that were very popular in the late 1800s. S. S. Stewart the founder / owner of the banjo company in Philadelphia of the same name, extensively promoted the different sites of banjos, tunings, he arrange popular songs for banjo clubs to play in using these instruments.
Playing Techniques: Like its five string banjo analogue this instrument is available in four or five strings. It is played a plectrum or strummed.
Construction: The 17.78 cm / 7″ inch diameter shell for the piccolo banjo. 15 Chromatic frets are fitted into the fingerboard of the piccolo-banjo. Scale length is 15″.
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