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Aug 17.2018

Tips for Touring With a Banjo

Banjo has been lucky in the past 10 years to be going on the road with more musicians than it has in all the previous decades of its life. As an instrument...

Topic Post : banjo facts

Sep 7.2016

Re-Creating Old Time Banjo Sound

When we receive a call from a customer who is interested in “old time banjo” this raises a few questions. Does "old time banjo” mean pre-Civil War? Does it...

Aug 31.2016

What Is A Banjitar? - A Brief History of the 6 String Banjo

One question I hear a lot is "what is a banjitar?" While I have dedicated years pointing out that in fact it is called a 6 string banjo, many folks dismiss...

Aug 30.2016

What Does a Banjo Tone Ring Do?

It is generally accepted that the first banjos were constructed without a tone ring. They were built with a round rim made of wood with a skin head (just...

Mar 25.2016

7 Reasons Why Banjos Are Good For Your Health

If I told you that banjos were good for your health what would you say? We are told today that a return to the use of natural/organic products is good for...

How Many Strings On A Banjo?

Folks who are thinking about buying a banjo often ask us the question, “ how many strings on a banjo? ”

Jan 6.2016

Recreating Classic Banjo Recordings

The topic of classic banjo recordings from the early 1900s came up recently as a customer called a few weeks ago asking what banjo he should buy that would...

Top 5 Most Memorable Banjo Movie Moments

Everyone knows that scene from Deliverance. But the banjo has made several other notable cameos in Hollywood over the years. Some hilarious. Some serious. Some...

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