In addition to being a highly-regarded banjo luthier, Warren Yates has a reputation as a merry prankster, with a touch of theatrical flair.

Things must be slow in the banjo world, as Yates found the time to create this clever video depicting an attempt to create the perfect banjo player. It’s an homage to a number of popular film treatments – from Frankenstein to Slingblade – complete with outtakes at the end.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.