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Oct 14.2021

Jens Kruger Inducted Into the Banjo Hall Of Fame

We would like to congratulate our friend and Deering artist Jens Kruger on being inducted into the 2021 American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame in the...

Topic Post : 6 string banjo

Mar 16.2021

Seva Venet Interview on Deering Live

Seva Venet has traveled the world with a who's who of New Orleans traditional jazz musicians and plays the 6-string banjo in the style of the great Danny...

Jun 11.2020

Deering Tech Live Episode 9 - 6 String Banjos

In this episode we journey into the wide world of the 6-String banjo with Sam Miller who heads up repairs here at Deering. Sam is a 5 and a 6-String banjo...

Jun 14.2019

The 6 String Banjo By Harvey Reid

The 6-string banjo is as hard to classify as a platypus duckbill. It has been around for more than a century. It has a guitar neck, so it is really a...

Sep 20.2016

Q & A With 6 String Banjoist John D. Willis

We recently had the chance to catch up with John D. Willis, a musician our ears are more familiar with than we realize! John is based in Nashville, TN and...

Sep 19.2016

Danny Barker and the 6-String Banjo In New Orleans Jazz

 

Danny Barker was a true original.  His activities were vast: jazz banjoist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, ukulele player, actor, raconteur, griot, and a...

Aug 31.2016

Is the Banjitar a Real Banjo?

"Is the banjitar a real banjo?” has been a much loved subject of music forums and comment sections the world over. Did I say banjitar? I meant Guitjo....

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 25.2016

10 Great 6 String Banjo Songs

Here are ten 6 string banjo songs that showcase the history and versatilty of the instrument. The banjo in these songs is one of the primary instruments...

May 13.2016

The Banjo Is Rockin' With Keith Urban

The Banjo Is Rockin'...

...with Keith Urban! The country star and all round tone connoisseur, rocks a banjo in his new video for Wasted Time! And not just...

6-String Banjo Set Ups

Unlike a guitar, the 6 string banjo can have its voice dramatically altered by the player.  Brighter, warmer, less sustain, more sustain, more mid-range...

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