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All-Star Gear: Folk Instruments

Top picks from you fine folks

When they're not singing ballads and protest songs, our folkie customers are singing the praises of their favorite gear! So, whether you're into Kentucky bluegrass, Maui vibes, or Delta blues, we've got a wide selection of mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, resonators and more folk instruments you can strum, pluck, or slide on.

We've assembled the best of the best folk gear in this All-Star Gear list, along with quotes from happy owners. Check out the gear and you may just find a new partner for your next gig!

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Deering Goodtime 2 Banjo with Resonator, 5-String

"The workmanship is flawless. It is apparent to see the Deering Banjo company takes real pride in their instruments."
- Dennis in Pittsburgh, PA

"This is a solid little banjo. Plays very good. Sounds good. No frills."
- Steve in Graham, NC

"Great banjo. Hand-made quality, beautiful sound."
- JK in Piqua, OH
$599 or 8 payments of $74.88 | Learn more »

Luna High Tide Ukulele

"I can't believe how good this sounds, looks, feels -- it's the total package. Everyone you know will be jealous of the fit, feel, and finish of this."
- Jason in Asheville, NC

"The High Tide is very attractive. The dark wood grain and abalone inlay work is sexy. Great tone and stays in tune well. Sounds great plugged in too. That's a cool feature in itself but the pickup is quality too."
- Justin in Visalia, CA
$269 or 6 payments of $44.84 | Learn more »

Dean Backwoods 2 Electric Banjo

"I was very impressed with this banjo. The electric projects loud, clear banjo sound. The bonus was the acoustic projected loud and clear. The banjo has a great sound. I think anyone would be hard-pressed to find a better beginner banjo for the value."
- Larry in Wheatfield, IN

"First banjo for me and not sure where I am headed with it but overall seems well-built!"
- Jeff in Marlborough, CT
$389 or 6 payments of $64.84 | Learn more »

Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin

"This thing sounds really good, a nice woody sound and fairly loud...stays in tune after a few tunings over a day or two."
- Larry in Norfolk, VA

"The tone is much richer than other entry-level mandolins I've tried."
- Randy in Hammtramck, MI

"I am pleased with the overall quality, finish, attention to detail, and sound."
- Walt
$149.99 or 4 payments of $37.50 | Learn more »

Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck Resonator

"This is my first dobro...It is loud and proud when you lay into it and it has nice subtle qualities when you get your Piedmont on."
- Stuntman Mike in Olympia, WA

"Picked up guitar, tuned to open G and didn't put it down for hours...Was easy to play, even with my limited play of resonator and slide I sounded pretty good."
- Dan in Cottleville, MO

"This is a great sounding and looking dobro resonator worth every cent you pay for it."
$599 or 8 payments of $74.88 | Learn more »

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