Name: Banjo Guitar.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Tuning: E A D G B E
Country: United States of America.
Region: North America.
Description: The six-string banjo was introduced in the late 19th century. Less widespread than four- and five-string banjos, it was reintroduced in the latter part of the twentieth century with the modern guitar-like tuning.
The six-string “banjo guitar” should not be confused with the six-string Bluegrass banjo, played by Sonny Osborne and others. Rather is best to treat this instrument as a guitar when playing it. This instrument uses the same E A D G B E tuning rather then the G D G b d encountered on the banjo.