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David Bandrowski of Banjo Studio compares 3 different openback banjos in this video - the Rickard 11" Tubaphone vs. the Pisgah 12" Tubaphone vs. the Pisgah 12" Wonder. Hear David talk about the aesthetics and the tone of all 3 banjos as well as him play all 3. 

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New Orleans based guitarist, John Fohl, visited Banjo Studio and took a new vintage white Collings 290 electric guitar with Jason Lollar P90 Pickups for a spin. Check it out. The tone on this guitar is incredible. 

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Listen to Martin and David Howley of the Irish band We Banjo 3 jamming at the Deering Banjos booth at MerleFest 2018. Martin is playing a Deering Eagle II 19 Fret Tenor banjo that is fitted with a Kavanjo Pickup and David is playing a Deering Boston 6 String banjo that is also fitted with a Kavanjo pickup.

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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 before, they put the picks on backwards. Banjo picks are worn by 5 string banjoists who are playing the 3 finger style. There are some clawhammer players who use a pick as well, but here we will be focusing on 3 finger style 5 string banjo...

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We are excited to announce the new partnership we have with Tunefox to offer you 3 free months of banjo, guitar, or mandolin lessons with the purchase of any instrument. Tunefox is a fantastic online tool that offers a unique way of learning bluegrass songs on banjo, guitar, or mandolin. It uses tab, where you play along and can slow down or speed up the tempo and you can even rearrange parts...

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A year ago this past week we lost one of the greatest luthiers of all time and one of the most inspiring people I ever had the chance to meet. Bill Collings was an incredible person. He displayed that when you find your passion, go full bore and have fun doing it and you'll live a fulfilling life. His energy was contagious and he built a community and culture at Collings Guitars where his...

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Banjo Studio owner David Bandrowski walks you through and demos a new Deering Julia Belle Alison Brown low tuned banjo.

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Banjo Studio owner David Bandrowski plays and walks you through all of the features of the Ome Trilogy banjo on this video demo and plays a medley of tunes. The Ome Trilogy is a gorgeous walnut openback banjo that is very versatile and perfect for clawhammer or 3 finger style.

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One of the easiest ways to get your banjo sounding like new again is to change your banjo strings. Learn the proper way to change your banjo strings with this great video from the Deering Banjo Company! 

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Over time your banjo strings will get played out and dirty causing the clear, rich tone of your banjo to diminish. When your strings get dirty,...

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GRAMMY Award-winning banjo player Alison Brown is out with her new album “The Song of the Banjo.” She’s a Harvard alumna, and spent years working in finance before she gave all that up to pursue her love of the banjo.

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