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If the fifth string were to be extended up to the peghead, it would be an exact duplicate of the first string (both D notes) since they tend to be the same gauges. But to answer: Having that string truncated at the 5th fret makes it a G note. In traditional Scruggs Style banjo, it is primarily a high-root drone string. Since most tunes on banjo are native ...
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