Clippings: 1927 Octave Plectrum Banjo

Click the pic to see this full size. This is an article about yet another giant banjo of yesteryear... this time rather than a bass banjo it's tuned like a plectrum banjo but an octave lower. To me this seems rather pointless since you can tune a plectrum banjo an octave lower ON a plectrum banjo and retain good string response and balance.

But, then again, if you have an 8 foot tall fella in the band, this might be the ticket.