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May 19, 2016

Getting started with banjo

Some basic considerations when getting started with banjo.  What type of banjo?  What materials are helpful, etc. Short version:  Get the Deering Goodtime banjo, some fingerpicks, a cheap good tuner, and the classic Earl Scruggs 5-string banjo book. Long version:  There are a variety of considerations when getting started with banjo.  The first choice is what kind of banjo.  There are a few basic options:  5-string,... Read more
December 20, 2015

Buying your first guitar!

So, you want to learn to play the guitar?  Fantastic!  But first you need an instrument, and you probably have a lot of questions.  Here are some quick recommendations, and a helpful FAQ, right next to Willie’s guitar . . . Quick recommendations Visit our recommended instruments page. If you are adult, who is interested in acoustic guitar, consider picking up the Jasmine or Epiphone (approx... Read more