"The Bard Rocks"
Sound like a banjo, play like a mandolin, drown out a fiddler who won't stop playing. Goes great with jug band melodies.Yes, it's LOUD.
An old Monkey Wards brand, this Supertone has a Brazilian Rosewood back, which gives it a deeper and less strident sound than one would expect. And it's a bit fancy, plays great.
Regal Tiple (pr. "tee-play")
10 strings, 4 courses paired in 2s and 3s, this 1920's instrument sounds like a whole chorus and, when played with a pick, is LOUD, despite the tiny size.Picked with fingertips, you can barely hear it.
Tennessee Williams would love to know he has been quoted. This is the "everything else" category.
Custom built by the late Keith Young, it is semi-diatonic and although it looks normal, there are several very different customizations on how it is made and how it is strung.Spruce over Fiddleback Maple.