How to choose a resonator guitar that matches your budget and music.
Folk Instrument Buying Guides
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 find the right banjo to match your budget, music and skills.
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.
Choosing the mandolin that makes sense for your skill level and budget.
The ukulele is back—with a vengeance! If you need help finding your first (or next) ukulele, you've come to the right place.
Because different mandolins, playing techniques, and the music genres in which they’re used vary greatly, there’s no single answer to the question which strings are right for you and your instrument. In this guide we’ll walk you through the types of mandolin strings that are available and detail their playing and tonal characteristics.
One thing’s for sure though: a fresh set of well chosen strings will quickly and inexpensively restore the sound of a mandolin that has lost its sonic luster. Like a dirty windshield that you’ve grown accustomed to, putting on a new set of strings (or washing that windshield) will restore the clarity that you hardly had noticed was missing.
Confused by all the choices? We’ll help you pinpoint the right set of strings for your banjo and playing style.