Folk Instrument Buying Guides

Banjos: How to Choose

Banjos: How to Choose

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How to find the right banjo to match your budget, music and skills.

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Mandolin

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Mandolin

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Need help choosing replacement strings for your mandolin? Read on for all the info you'll need to make an informed buying decision.

How to Choose a Mandolin

Mandolin Buying Guide

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Choosing the mandolin that makes sense for your skill level and budget.

How to Choose an Ukulele

Ukulele Buying Guide

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The ukulele is back—with a vengeance! If you need help finding your first (or next) ukulele, you've come to the right place.

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Banjo

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Banjo

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Confused by all the choices? We’ll help you pinpoint the right set of strings for your banjo and playing style.

Resonator Guitar Buying Guide

Resonator Guitar Buying Guide

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How to choose a resonator guitar that matches your budget and music.

Harmonica Buying Guide

Harmonica Buying Guide

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Everything you need to know about the “mouth harp” and how to choose the right one(s) to match your music and ambitions.

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Ukulele

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Ukulele

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For a tiny investment, a fresh set of quality strings can improve or revive your ukulele’s sound. Many lower-cost ukuleles for sale are shipped with less than optimal strings, and a better quality set can make a surprising difference in their sound. In this guide we will help you choose the set that’s right for your uke.

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