Banjo guitar

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Banjo guitar or Benjitar is a six-string banjo tuned in the standard tuning of a six-string guitar (E2-A2-D3-G3-B3-E4). 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), which retains re-entrant banjo tuning and a high-pitched drone string, simply adding a low G string to the five-string banjo, nor with the zither banjo, a similar instrument from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which was made in five- and six-string models.

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