Player’s Choice Awards: Banjos, Mandolins, and Ukuleles
You can’t throw a party without diversity—and AG readers diversified their Player’s Choice Award portfolios by weighing in on their favorite banjos, mandolins, and ukuleles. Here are the results:
The lighting-fast picking from these circular, synthetic-topped resonators is heard these days in everything from bluegrass to alt-country to rock.
A cousin of the lute, there are many styles of these diminutive instruments—the archtop is most commonly associated with American folk music.
Portable, affordable, and irresistibly fun to play, “ukes” have grown beyond their Polynesian origins and are now more popular than ever.
For more 2014 Player’s Choice Award winners, check out AcousticGuitar.com. We’ll be adding winners in select categories throughout the month, culminating July 1 with our… drumroll, please… Guitar of the Year award!
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