||The Scale Length is the distance between the nut and the bridge. Banjo scale lengths vary somewhat but for standard size banjos (not banjeaurines, piccolo banjos, cello banjos etc.) tend to have scale...
||A scooped fingerboard has its thickness reduced for a few inches from the pot. This allows more space between the strings and the fingerboard in an area where many clawhammer players strike the...
||Scruggs Style is the basic bluegrass three finger style of banjo playing. Named after Earl Scruggs, it involves working the melody into a near constant stream of notes called rolls. For emphasis, the...
||Most fretted musical instruments require a bit of adjustment to optimize the sound and playability of the instrument. This adjustment is referred to as "setup." Typically on a banjo this involves...
||See: Fifth String Capo ~ Railroad Spikes
||Spin on resonators are attached by a single bolt in the center that engages a threaded insert or nut attached to the dowel stick.
|Spun Over Rim
||See: Metal Clad Rim
|Style 7 (no. 7)
||The fanciest standard Whyte Laydie banjos were known as Style 7 or No. 7.
|Style 9 (no. 9)
||The Style 9 Tubaphones were the fanciest of the non-custom Tubaphones. The inlay pattern was basically like that of a style 7 Whyte Laydie.