Here's some pics of a 1940 Kay Sterling Irish Tenor Banjo fixer upper i got today ...
Why would a fiddle / mandolin player want one ? I'm glad you asked ...because it can be tuned to G , D , A , E allowing anything we already play to be picked on it without havin' ta change sheet music ...and get some of that twang thang goin'
If ya get a 17 fret ya can just tune to G , D , A , E and yer good to go but with the 19 fret i won't temp neck warpage over time and just tune to F , C , G , D fer a bit less pressure and capo at the second fret when in use fer G , D , A , E ...
Interesting adjustable neck angle allows fer quick and easy string height without alot of fuss ...