Recording King RK20 Review: A closer look

The banjo is a very common instrument for many musical genres like folk music, Dixieland Jazz, country, and bluegrass. It's an instrument that truly is a lot of fun to play and offers a...

Recording King Dirty 30 Banjo Review: A closer look

Banjos are considered a quintessential American instrument in spite of the fact that they have roots traceable to many other areas of the world. Modern designs of capitalized upon the traditional instruments made with...

Nylon vs. Steel Banjo Strings: Which should you use?

When you are looking into new strings for your banjo, you have two main options: nylon vs. steel banjo strings. The type of music you are going to play will dictate which of these...

Best Banjo Strings for Bluegrass

If you are starting out with bluegrass or the banjo, your instrument and technique go a long way toward the sound you produce. But that sound can be modified in subtle, but distinct ways...

Best Banjo Strings for Clawhammer

If you are learning to play the banjo and you want to try clawhammer techniques, or you have already learned to play the banjo but now you want to try a different method, you...

Banjo Strings vs. Guitar Strings: What’s the difference?

If you play a stringed instrument, those strings are made from musical wire. But that wire in question can differ in terms of hardness, resilience, alloy, and strength. Banjo strings use the same wire...

Best Banjo for Clawhammer

If you are learning to play the banjo, or just learning to play clawhammer style, you need an instrument that works well with your new technique. There are so many designs, open versus closed...

Best Open Back Banjo

For many people the sound of a banjo is a cheery tune, one that has snappy, twangy notes the quintessence of Americana. Without the sound of a banjo, bluegrass music simply wouldn’t be the...

Best Banjo for Bluegrass

If you are interested in playing bluegrass music and you have already started to learn the banjo or you are just beginning, there are a lot of instruments out their designs for very specific...

Open Back vs. Resonator Banjo: Which is right for you?

Before you choose your banjo you need to understand the differences between an open-back design and a closed-back design, sometimes called a resonator banjo. While their design is quite similar they produce different volumes...