Folk music can be a true joy to play. When you're playing on your own or as part of group, a quality stringed instrument can add a great deal to this wonderful genre. Whether you're a beginner or a professional musician, there is definitely a stringed instrument here for you. When you first set out to bring your music to life, there is one basic question you've got to ask yourself, "Which stringed instrument do I want to play?" Sure, a lot of these instruments have similar shapes and sizes, but they all sound very different. Making the choice between the different types available will help you narrow down your decision in a hurry.
If you're just beginning your musical journey, it might be worth your while to invest in a starter pack. There are starter packs for almost all the instruments you will find here. Options such as the Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack are fantastic for budding uke players, while the Washburn M1K A-Style Mandolin Package or the B8 Banjo Pack will give you the building blocks required to develop your musical skill set with those instruments as well. If you're already an established player and looking for a truly special instrument to add to your collection, we've got you covered in this section as well. With world class gear from manufacturers such as Taylor, Gibson, Deering, Ovation, Martin, and more, you'll find an instrument here that will help your traditional music ring out like you've never heard before. With such quality names behind these instruments, your choice will simply come down to which sounds best to your ears. Folk music has seen a tremendous renaissance in recent years. With a stringed folk instrument of your own you can easily become a part of that resurgence. From beginners and hobbyists, to professional touring and studio musicians, these instruments will be invaluable additions to your collection.