Welcome to www.Banjo-UK.co.uk !
The first banjos were made from gourds with strings on them to make the
instrument. These first instruments were called gourd banjos.
Today's banjos are classified into categories of four strings, five strings, or six strings and these are then subdivided into
those that have or have not a detachable back or resonator. These are called resonator banjos or open
back banjos. A hybrid of the banjo is
a ukulele. A beginner can find a very reasonably priced banjo but
the professional will spend much more. You can find used or
secondhand banjos here to help you save some money today.
Banjos can be played like a guitar by just strumming. Your left hand holds down
several frets on the neck which forms a chord, while your right hand brushes across the strings on the banjo's
bridge. Another method of playing a banjo is by holding down individual strings with your left hand and picking out
that string with the right hand. This way is called arpeggio or Spanish guitar style. A banjo is played very
After you buy your banjo, you need to take certain steps to take care of it.
Always wash your hands and cut your fingernails before playing. Long fingernails can easily damage the fingerboard.
After you finish playing you need to always wipe it down with a lightly dampened cloth, making for sure you remove
all fingerprints and other marks. Let the banjo thoroughly air dry before you put it back in it's case. If you
purchase a five string banjo take care when putting it in the case, because of the fifth peg. Storing your banjo in a hard case is highly recommended and to remove the capo if you are going to
play it for awhile otherwise tarnishing of the wood can occur. Polishing both the wood and metal surfaces
using a cleaner and rub oil into the wood with a clean soft cloth every few months will help protect your
investment. With the proper care your banjo will stay in excellent condition for many years to
If by chance you did not find what you was looking for today, please come back
again. The stock changes often.
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