Anyone who loves good folk music has a special appreciation for the beauty of a well-crafted traditional musical instrument. This is true no matter what type of folk music you enjoy. Every tradition has its own set of instruments, and the stunning breadth and beauty of the world’s folk instruments are truly remarkable to behold. From tiny tin whistles to hefty 12-string banjos, the variety of instruments available to learn and play and enjoy is enough to boggle the mind. In fact, if you are looking for a new instrument to learn or are just in the market for a well-crafted new toy for your collection, it can be nearly impossible to find the best one.
At Folk Instruments, our goal is to be a resource for folk music lovers seeking to make up their mind about purchasing an instrument. Whether you are unsure what type of instrument you want or just need some guidance for which model is best, we are here to help. All the instruments we feature have been reviewed by knowledgeable musicians, and we seek to provide the most unbiased and helpful reviews possible. And if you want to share your own thoughts on an instrument you’ve played, we’d love to hear from you in our comments.