Yep, this is my banjo. Other than choir in school I have no formal musical training, but I have always wanted to play an instrument. A piano is too big to carry around, a guitar has too many strings. Then two months ago it hit me.
I needed to get a banjo! Mrs. Byrd was all for it. So, I bought this Deering banjo. I started weekly lessons this month. The family has been very patient listening to my painful repetition of exercises. Nothing fancy here. Split rolls and basic rhythm are the whole of my repetoire.