Dojo (instrument)

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Dojo (instrument)
String instrument
Classification string
Hornbostel–Sachs classification 321.322
(Necked box lutes)
Related instruments
Dobro-guitar, Banjo

The dojo is a hybrid instrument designed as a cross between the Dobro-style guitar and the banjo.[1] The body and resonator are like the Dobro, while it is strung like a five-string banjo. The tunings and fingerings are also just like a banjo. The intention in creating the dojo was to give banjoists the opportunity to get a completely different sound without having to learn fingerings for an entirely new instrument.[2] Dojos have a much more mellow sound than a banjo, and plucked notes are sustained longer due to the resonator.[3]