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Buying a Banjo: What Questions Should I Ask?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2013 2:59:56 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in Banjo Shopping Advice, How To Buy A Banjo

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The old saying “you have to know something before you can ask an intelligent question” aptly applies to you when you are buying a banjo. If you have no background knowledge about banjos, what questions do you ask about what to buy? How can you know what to ask?

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Deering Banjos are Available

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2013 8:07:12 AM / by Barry Hunn posted in Banjo Shopping Advice, Dealers, Deering Banjos, find my banjo, Goodtime, How To Buy A Banjo, Inside Deering, News, Shopping Advice

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There is an unprecedented demand for Deering banjos right now that has raised several issues.

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What To Look For In A Plectrum Banjo

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 25, 2013 1:32:08 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in 4-String Banjo, Banjo Shopping Advice, Bob Shane, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Deering Banjos, Dom Flemmons, Email Articles, four string banjo, How To Buy A Banjo, Kingston Trio, plectrum, Plectrum Banjo, Sierra Plectrum, Your Deering

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The plectrum banjo is popular with jazz players for several unique qualities.

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New Shoes, New Banjos?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2013 1:22:12 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in Banjo Fit, Banjo Shopping Advice, Deering Banjos, Email Articles, How To Buy A Banjo, Your Deering

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What do these two things have in common? More than you might think! Why do we even buy new shoes? I have a friend who has a terrible time finding shoes that fit properly. When he finds them, he buys multiple pairs so he has a spare when they get worn out. While I am not suggesting you buy multiple banjos all at once (though I would NEVER try to stop you), finding a banjo that “fits” properly can be an issue.

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Banjo Tone Woods

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2012 12:08:18 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in banjo tips, Banjo Tone, How To Buy A Banjo, Tone Wood, Your Deering

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“The tone ring is the most important banjo part; the wood doesn’t make any difference!”

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