UK Banjo Suppliers FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions -
I have organised my
FAQs (frequently asked questions) into separate pages, by category. Please click on a highlighted category to go to its FAQ page
About My Services
Can you do valuations on the phone?
Can you do a valuation from photographs?
Can you tell me about the person or firm who made my banjo?
Can you tell me if I'm paying a fair price for a vintage banjo?
Can you tell me if I'm paying a fair price for a modern banjo?
About Banjos: Technical Points
How do I fit a new skin?
How tight should a skin be?
What's a resonator for? Do I need one?
Can I fit a pick-up to a banjo?
What's the best type of bridge to use?
What are the best strings to use on my banjo?
What's the difference between old time and bluegrass 5-strings?
What's a zither banjo?
What's a long neck banjo?
What's the difference between a mandolin banjo and a banjolin?
What's the difference between a short and a standard scale tenor banjo?
What's a tango banjo?
About Banjo Playing
What banjo do I need for jazz?
What banjo do I need for Irish music?
Can I play tunes on a plectrum banjo?
What's minstrel "stroke" style banjo?
What's old time banjo?
What's clawhammer banjo?
What's frailing banjo?
What's bluegrass banjo?
What's chromatic 3-finger banjo?
About the Development of the Banjo
What's the origin & history of the banjo?
What are the "Banjo Ages"?