The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101019   Message #2034350
Posted By: GUEST,need to be anon for this discussion
24-Apr-07 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: OME banjos or Deering
Subject: RE: OME banjos or Deering
This is actually a business deal ... I ain't looking ofr the perfect but the best choice between the two. They both make really fine banjos. I know some of the other makers have simply beautiful instruments and might be my first choice under ther circumstances - but I am not at all disappointed to have a choice between these two fine makers!

I love the warmth of the banjos made for frailing - but my musical style is somewhere between the old-style roots stuff and bluegrass - as is my finger-style playing. I love the clear crisp sound of the open back with a metal tone ring ... and these two makers actually offer that in their bag of tricks.

I have to admit I love the few Bart Reiter banjos I've tried, too - but they aren't in the discussion, at the moment.

... anyway, I appreciate y'all's thoughts. Thanks!