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  • n. A four-stringed musical instrument, resembling a small banjo but tuned like a mandolin.
  • n. (informal) A mandolin-banjo.


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  • In his “experimental band”, the banjolin player played a banjo with a violin bow.

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  • Lastly, I'm going to use this as an excuse to link to Burn Witch Burn, a now defunct band that used instruments such as the bouzouki, mandolin, banjolin and hurdy gurdy.

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  • LA's Hotel Cafe, had a fan favourite rendition of "You Belong With Me" with banjolin accompaniment and a sound that is less "pop".

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  • I will point out that some of the greatest Amnerican music, including a lot of the great black string bnads, was played on banjolin / melody banjo / mandolin banjos so obnoxious is definetly an opinion.

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  • I also picked up a banjolin and tenor steel guitar, but the F-12 was my main instrument; that's just what I had, and didn't think any further than that.

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  • I could see a banjolin or resonator mandolin for this band.

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  • An acquaintance let me play his banjolin just for fun once and it was a hoot.

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  • And I have been know to whip out my banjolin or resonator mandolin at a party or two.

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  • Upon entering the lobby at St. Ann's, one encounters several of the performers, dressed as '40s movie ushers, playing old-timey jazz on upright bass and banjolin.


  • The service was kicked off by a young ensemble that included a didgeridoo and a banjo-turned-mandolin ( "A banjolin!"



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