Care and Maintenance

Strings and Stringing

Banjo Anatomy

Banjo Restringing

Some Basic Banjo Types

.Make Your Own Loop End Strings

Five String Banjo Anatomy

A Beginner's Look at Strings

Keith Tuners


Types of Banjo Heads


The Banjo Fifth String Nut

.What's Wrong With Cases?

Looking at Banjo Pegs

The Fifth String Capo

Playing it

5th String Spikes

Banjo Practice Mutes

Finishes and Cleaning

Taking Care

An Introduction to Instrument Finishes

Glue in a Label for Security

Advice on Cleaning Your Instrument

Packing for Travel or Shipment

Banjos and Nickel Plating

Heat Stress - It Kills

Cleaning Banjo Heads

 General Information

Vinyl is Your ENEMY

Illustrated Glossary


Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting and Repair

Playability and Setup

Structural Problems

Checking Action at the Nut

Loose Parts Can Rattle and Buzz

Replacing a Banjo Head


How to Avoid Sagging Bridges

Loose Screws? Fix 'em Yourself

.Tune Up Your Gears


.Mounting Skin Heads

The Luthier at Work

Looking at Frets

Making a New Nut

A Closer Look at Nuts

Installing a Geared 5th Peg

Buzz Diagnosis


Truss Rod Adjustment


Coordinating Rod Adjustment


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