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Oct 19.2018

How To Wear Banjo Picks

It might seem like a silly question to someone who has played the banjo before, but almost every time I give banjo picks to someone who has never played...

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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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