A banjo is for life - not just for Christmas
Dangem Bluegrass of Craigavon, Co. Armagh, have prepared a comprehensive guide (some 1100 words) for anyone thinking of buying a banjo for the first time. This is full of good advice, based on years of experience, and should get anyone started on a sound footing. Read the whole guide here.
The player illustrated has made a very sensible choice - a short-scale instrument suited to his reach. He is clearly not a first-time buyer; this banjo is a custom job, as you can see from a close inspection of the inlays.