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Sep 21.2022

The Story of the Kekoa and a Deering banjo

Everyone loves a cool story, particularly when it involves a banjo. So, when Ryan Witbeck, our Airbnb host at this past year's Rockygrass festival in Lyons, CO...

Topic Post : banjo facts

Sep 24.2021

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 like...

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 the...

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 our...

Feb 18.2016

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...

Feb 4.2015

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...

Kristin Scott Benson chooses the Deering Golden Series banjos
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