Earl Scruggs joined Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys in 1945; his new and unique style of 3-finger banjo picking instantly electrified audiences from coast to coast. He published a best-selling instructional book in 1968 and has since become one of the most-imitated musicians on the planet. The bluegrass banjo starter packs in this section include everything a new player will need to begin picking the 5-string banjo, including a banjo, carrying case, picks (one thumbpick and two fingerpicks), tuner, strap and training DVD. Each is priced according to value. Choose the one that best fits your budget. If you have questions, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.