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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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Ever Considered a Linseed Oil Finish?

At some point or another we have undoubtedly all experienced playing instruments with satin or gloss finishes, normally favoring one over the other. And while...

Imitating and Creating

I was in a conversation the other day where a musician said to me, “I decided not to play banjo in our band because we don’t want to ‘look like’ we’re...

What Makes a Good Banjo String?

The “wire” for instruments is called music wire.  This name does have industrial meaning because it denotes the alloy, temper, hardness, resilience, and...

Jan 28.2015

Why Do Performing Artists Choose Deering Banjos?

We all have our heroes - folks we admire and want to imitate. Whether it is choosing their running shoes, their golf clubs, or their instruments, we feel...

4 Banjo Resolutions For 2015 and a Look Back On 2014

What a great time of year! We have the time to reflect on the events of 2014 and look forward with excitement to a world of possibilities for 2015. Let’s...

Dec 31.2014

Guitarist Learns How to Have a Goodtime at Deering Banjos!

As the new guy on the Deering sales team, I thought that it would be appropriate for me to write about my transition from playing the guitar to now learning...

Loving Lefties: Left Handed Banjos

We make left handed banjos here at Deering! I know…you thought it was a rumor, a joke, a myth, but it is actually true! And it isn’t an accident… we do it on...

The Perfect Life of the Amateur

amateur (n.) - 1784, "one who has a taste for (something)," from French amateur "lover of," from Latin amatorem (nominative amator) "lover," agent noun...

Goodtime Banjo Styles Video - Five String

Weekly you will see new videos up on goodtimebanjos.com under the Styles section.  These videos will take you through some of the most popular ways to play the...

Why I Love My Goodtime Banjo

More than 60,000 banjo players have chosen the Goodtime as their go to banjo.  We recently asked a handful of these players to tell the world why they love...

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