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We will look after you as a valued customer after you have bought your banjo and give you our technical support.
We shall be here whenever you may need us in the future to service your banjo and will give you our best workshop price quotation for any work that may be needed. A: If you are not completely satisfied with a banjo that you purchase from us, you can return the banjo to us for a full refund or a replacement. Every banjo that we sell has a warranty.
Some of the lower priced banjos we sell will have a twelve month warranty. Some of the USA made banjos that we sell have a six year warranty against parts and workmanship and some carry a lifetime guarantee against parts and workmanship. A: We carry a superb range of the highest quality accessories for all the banjos that we sell.
A: We offer you a comprehensive range banjos spares and parts including banjo heads and vellums, tuning pegs, armrests, tailpieces, bridges, resonator kits etc. We work closely with all the banjo makers that supply us, and can also obtain any custom parts and retro-fits that may be available. A: The choice of banjo for playing Bluegrass music is the 5-string banjo.
A banjo fitted with a resonator is the choice of most bluegrass players as the resonator will give you the hardest driving banjo and the most volume. A: In short, yes it does. You have to take each instrument on its own values. Just because an instrument is made in the Far East does not mean that it is an inferior instrument. In general quality is relative to price. It is true that a high priced USA made banjo will be a much higher quality than a low priced Chinese made banjo.
Also, we offer some banjo brands eg. Gold Tone that are manufactured in China and finally assembled in the USA in general these banjos have improved playability. Also consider the superb quality of Prucha Banjos made in the Czech Republic. Each one of these World Class brands has its own unique features and characteristics within its range of banjo models. It can be said that Deering is the best choice for quality relative to price in USA banjos due to the efficiency of its state-of-the-art modern banjo factory in San Diego, California, USA where Greg Deering leads a team of fine banjo craftsmen hand finishing each instrument that they build.
A: We can consider what you are wanting to trade in with us. In many cases you will get a better price by selling your banjo on ebay or by private sale.
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Original article written by Steve Noon, founder of Eagle Music, There are three critical but simple decisions that you should make when buying a banjo:- Buy from a Specialist Company , a company that will set up the instrument correctly. Buy the Best Quality instrument , that is within your budget. Choose the Correct Banjo , for the kind of music that you want to play. Types of banjo and the kind of music that is played on them There are many types of banjo that have been designed to suit specific kinds of music, these banjos will in general have either four, five or six strings.
The 5-String Banjo The 5-string banjo is the most popular in relative terms due to its versatility and crossover with bluegrass and world folk. The 4-string Tenor Banjo Tenor banjos are nearly always played with a plectrum pick and can be played in the strumming style along with single picked scale runs. The 4-string Irish Tenor Banjo The Irish Tenor banjo is the same instrument as a jazz tenor banjo and can have a seventeen or a nineteen fret neck.
The Long Neck Banjo As an absolute beginner looking at banjos, you might think that all 5-String banjo have a long neck! Travel Banjo A travel banjo is a smaller version of a standard size banjo. I want to try before I buy, can I arrange a banjo demonstration in-store? I want to play Irish Music, what type of banjo is right for me?