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Folk Instruments

We are proud of the range of instruments we bring together at Hogan Music - there really is something for everyone. Right here, for example, we have some superb folk instruments for sale. Folk instruments have their roots with the people. They often have old roots indeed, though they generally have no known inventors. They have been related to families of instruments, with the folk instruments we know today being the ones which became most popular. Folk instruments will come from all across the globe, with each culture having their own equivalents. They always have that lovely feeling of history to them, with their lifeblood going back to the heart and soul of the common people.

Mandolins

The mandolin is closely related to the lute, and it in fact developed out of the lute in its origins. During the 17th and 18th centuries, there were similar other instruments such as the gittern and mandore or mandola in Italy, and these then fed into what we now know as the mandolin. We have some exquisite examples of the mandolin folk string instrument here for you to enjoy!

Banjos

A banjo is a fabulous folk instrument that often has a characteristic circular body with a thin membrane stretched over the frame - like a tambourine. Banjos can have either 4, 5 or 6 strings although the standard is usually 5 strings. It has thought to have evolved in North America from a traditional African instrument and has become a recognisable piece in U.S. folk music. It is used across a range of folk music and has even featured in rock music. See our latest range of banjos here.

Flageolets

The flageolet is a woodwind instrument that has been with us for around 400 years (By saying 'it has been with us', we don't mean literally with Hogan Music). Its popularity over the years sadly has not remained where it was back in the day. But we are pleased to be able to present some here in this collection. They would also be great for kids who are just learning to experience the joys of playing musical instruments.

Folk Instrument Accessories

We do not only have the instruments themselves here, but also some high quality folk instrument accessories. Among this collection for example you will see that there are bags and strings for banjos. It is always worth having some spare strings handy just in case, so it is worth stocking up even if your strings seem to be fine at the moment. As for the bags, these have been made in a strong and sturdy fashion, so that your beloved instrument can be transported safe and sound!

Flageolet Flageolet
£5.99
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7071, Flageolet B Flat Brass
Picato Tenor Banjo Strings, 9-30 Picato Tenor Banjo Strings, 9-30
£3.89
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Picato Nickel Round Wound Banjo Strings, 9-30, 98725
Tanglewood TWBU Union Series Ukulele Banjo Tanglewood TWBU Union Series Ukulele Banjo
£189.00
£185.00
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Drawing on the time honoured tradition of bespoke folk instrument manufacturing in the Southern states of America, Tanglewood Banjos are handcrafted in authentic, period designs. This allows players of all abilities to find their perfect model, based on both specification and price point. Union series instruments are tailored to meet the needs of the entry level to intermediate player representing…
Tanglewood TWMT-MH-STE Teardrop Mandolin Tanglewood TWMT-MH-STE Teardrop Mandolin
£349.00
£249.00
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After the huge revival in Folk music in recent years Tanglewood drew from their experience to offer a range of Mandolins that cater for the beginner up to the professional player. Again as you would expect from Tanglewood we offer bang for your buck making them the stand out choice. TYPE Teardrop, with F holes TUNING G, D, A, E TOP Solid Mahogany BACK Mahogany SIDES Mahogany FINGERBOARD Techwood B…
TGI Banjo Bag- Extreme Series TGI Banjo Bag- Extreme Series
£34.99
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The TGI Extreme series gigbags are made from black woven nylon with contrasting piping featuring 20 mm double heavy padding / 70 denier no-scratching lining and strong and comfy carry handles. Also features a music/accessory pocket. Length: 107cm Lower Bout: 40cm Depth: 12.5cm
TGI Extreme 5 String Banjo Gig Bag TGI Extreme 5 String Banjo Gig Bag
£34.99
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The TGI Extreme series gigbags are made from black woven nylon with contrasting piping featuring 20 mm double heavy padding / 70 denier no-scratching lining and strong and comfy carry handles. Also features a music/accessory pocket. Length: 107cm Lower Bout: 40cm Depth: 12.5cm.
TGI Transit 6mm Banjo Bag TGI Transit 6mm Banjo Bag
£24.99
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The TGI Transit series of bags are made of a durable canvas featuring 6mm padding, tough durable TGI zip ring pulls for quick and easy access and an embroidered TGI logo. The bag also has a convenient zip pocket on the front for accessories and music. The internal measurements of this gig bag are: Length: 107cm, Lower Bout: 40cm, Depth: 12.5cm. Features/Specification: Gig Bag for 5 String Banjo Ma…
Vintage AMG Resonator Guitar - Chrome Vintage AMG Resonator Guitar - Chrome
£495.00
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Who would have thought, from their conception during the mid 1920’s, resonator guitars would remain immune to fashion and musical trends, and still be as popular today than ever before. The Vintage AMG1 acoustic resonator guitar is constructed from the finest materials, to create both cosmetically and audibly, accurate representations of these unique guitars. With a beautifully chromed steel body,…

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