How is a banjo made?

Answer Banjos are different in construction from most stringed instruments They are made of wood and metal that come together to form a drum-like structure. Strings are then strung across and up a neck to... Read More »

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What are banjo strings made of?

As of the early 20th century, most banjo strings are steel. However, some banjos still use nylon strings also known as gut. Some banjos also use a combination of nylon and steel strings; using stee... Read More »

How to Buy Your First Banjo?

African American slaves brought their music with them, and 1 of their instruments was the Banjar. The Banjar was made of a gourd with a neck and strings. Today, banjos are made from a drum with a n... Read More »

How to Build a Banjo Uke?

Building your own banjo uke can be fairly simple if you choose ready made parts and have a basic ability for wood crafting. A tunable hand drum and a soprano uke neck make an excellent combination ... Read More »

Who invented the banjo?

The origin of the banjo is obscure, but similar instruments have been played in Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East since ancient times. It was introduced to the Americas by African slaves, a... Read More »