Often people who are interested in learning the banjo but haven't taken the plunge yet ask me, "Is the banjo hard to learn?" The answer is a definitive "No". The banjo is one of the easiest instruments to get started playing.
There are a number of different types of banjo straps offered. They vary on the materials they are made with, how they connect to your banjo, padding, and more. For a person new to playing the banjo, the choices can be complicated. Hopefully we can help clear up some of your questions on this topic.
Bill Collings was an incredible person. He displayed that when you find your passion, go full bore and have fun doing it and you'll live a fulfilling life. His energy was contagious and he built a community at Collings Guitars where his passion got into the blood of everyone around him. His enthusiasm and drive carry on at Collings Guitars.