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Newest Recording King RK- R85 Elite - Flamed Maple Neck and Resonator - Limited Edition
Just bought the RK85 from Ross. I cant say enough about it. It sounds and feels and plays great ...
Gold Tone OB 250 Plus
When I got home from work yesterday, the banjo was waiting on me. Wow. What a great sounding, gre ...
Latico Banjo Strap / Weaved Design
I have recently put the capo and strap to use on an uncut 30's TB-11 conversion. Really grateful to ...
Stokes Top Quality "C" Banjo Capo
I have recently put the capo and strap to use on an uncut 30's TB-11 conversion. Really grateful to ...

Beginner Banjo Kits 

Best Beginner Banjos and Banjo Kits for Beginners from

Hello! I'm Ross Nickerson. I have been playing and teaching banjo for most of my life. Here at my website, we hand pick the best beginner banjos and banjo kits for beginners from brands and models for learning banjo we trust and endorse. I have personally pla...

  • Recording King - Beginner Banjos
    Recording King -...

    Recording King Banjos has several lower priced banjos that are perfect for beginner banjo players. The price is right and the quality is right there with one of the best banjos I feel there is to learn on. The Recording King banjos are very well designed by a banjo expert, play in tune, have great tone and I highly recommend them.

    Recording King RK R 20 Songster - Beginner Banjo Special
    Video of RK R- 20
    Ross Nickerson - owner of Banjo
    Beginner Banjo - RK R 20

  • Goldtone Beginner Banjos
    Goldtone Beginner Banjos

    We have been selling Gold Tone Beginner Banjos and helping folks just like you learn how to play banjo since online since 2002. Our reputation and customer service is unmatched.

    I have played all of Wayne's Roger's Goldtone Beginner Banjo models and have demo videos for most of them. They are excellent, they are very stable, stay in tune and tehy have their priorities straight. Call me anytime, I still answer the phone, customer service and helping others learn to play banjo is my job. I'm glad to help! 1-866-322-6567 or 941-441-5249
    Ross Nickerson, owner of

    All Banjos include a professional set up and come ready to play. features quick shipping, reliable customer service and SSL Certified secure credit card transactions.

    "...HI! Just received my new banjo, (Love it!!) it is very nice. PS. I got into your member site. Thank you!! And the book is great."

    "...My banjo arrived last Friday and I have spent the weekend practicing and learning. My right hand is tired and about to fall off, but I am so pleased with the CC100R+ and the instructional items in the beginner’s package. I am wondering why I waited so long to begin playing. Kirk Kemp"

  • Morgan Monroe Beginner Banjos
    Morgan Monroe Beginner...

    Morgan Monroe Beginner Banjos on Sale at
    Our Morgan Monroe Banjos arrive set up, tuned and ready to play!
    Morgan Monroe banjos and beginner packages all include Free Banjo Instruction, a Banjo Case and Free US shipping. Morgan Monroe's also include The Fundamentals of Five String Banjo by Ross Nickerson with two CDs and DVD, free online banjo lesson access and a free one year membership to Morgan Monroe Beginner Banjo Packages also include in addition a banjo Strap, two metal finger picks with a plastic thumb pick, an electric chromatic banjo tuner, an extra set of strings.

    "….Ross, The Morgan Monroe MM-OB50 I ordered from you is fantastic! Thanks again for helping me select the right banjo for me. After 6 weeks I have learned the basic strum and chords and can now play the melody portion on Cripple Creek and Old Joe Clark! I am having lots of fun.
    Thanks again, Dave Brueggeman"

  • Deering Beginner Banjos
    Deering Beginner Banjos

    American Made Banjos on Sale at! now a full service dealer for American made beginner banjos by Deering and carry all Deering models.

    Our prices on Deering Banjos will be our usual great deals along with free shipping, professional set up, and the quality instruction that comes with each banjo purchase. We will be adding more photographs and purchase links to the website but you can call me with questions on any Deering Model any time.
    Call Ross directly at 866-322-6567

    All Deering Goodtime beginner banjos offer a banjo startup kit with a retail value of $79 for only an additional $20.

  • Savannah Beginner Banjos
    Savannah Beginner Banjos

    Savannah Banjos offer a great low cost banjo to learn 5-string bluegrass banjo on. The Savannah SB-100 provides great projection and tone while offering a price that anyone can afford. This best-selling banjo features a mahogany resonator with thumb screws and a 14:1 ratio geared 5th peg.

  • Rover Banjos
    Rover Banjos

    Best Price on Rover Beginner Banjos at!
    I recommend as excellent beginner banjo for learning bluegrass,  folk or clawhammer banjo styles.
    Rover Banjos are made by Saga, the same company that makes Gold Star Banjos. Kentucky Mandolins, Regal Dobros and Blue Ridge Guitars to name a few. Saga has been in business making banjos and other instruments since the 1970's, They are the top's in import quality and should not be confused with the import Rogue Banjos which in my opinion are not close to them in quality.

    At all Rover banjos are set-up, carefully checked, tuned and set-up before shipping

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    Ross Nickerson - owner of Banjo Demo Video for RK R 20 Beginner Banjo above Recording King Songster Beginner Banjo - FREE HARD SHELL CASE The Songster RK20 comes is shipped free in the US, includes a case and other free items listed below. We offer basic or complete banjo set up before delivery. The RK 20 by Recording King is an excellent...
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    The Morgan Monroe MNB-1 - 24 Bracket Banjo - FREE Hardshell Case Features a rolled brass tone ring, mahogany rim and resonator and Ashton Bailey planetary tuners.These Banjos are perfect for students just getting started! List of FREE Items Included with this Banjo FREE Hard Shell Case Free Banjo Student Package 54 Page Spiral Bound Beginner...
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    Morgan Monroe Banjo MB 9 Duelington Banjo  Hi it's Ross Nickerson,The Morgan Monroe MB-9 Duelington Deluxe is a full fledged bluegrass 5-string banjo with a flat head tone ring that produces great tone at an affordable price. It has a 3-ply maple rim and a Gibson Mastertone Style 20 hole bell brass tone ring that produces great tone. Morgan Monroe has...
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    Recording King Beginner BanjoDirty 30's 5-string Bluegrass Banjo with Resonator The Recording King  "Dirty 30's" 5-string bluegrass beginner banjo is a great banjo to start with, they sound great, look great, and the price is right too.  The Dirty 30's Series sits at the perfect crossroads of classic sound and historic design. Like the original...
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    Cripple Creek Beginner Banjo with Upgraded Planetary Tuners Never before has an entry level banjo included the features and tone of our CC-100R. Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you find more bang for the buck with our Cripple Creek. This Banjo is perfect for students just getting started. I wish the world had banjos like this when I...
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    Gold Tone BG 150 with Free Banjo Kit Our new midline, full size, bluegrass banjo includes features typical of our pro model. This would also be an excellent instrument for players looking for a lighter weight bluegrass banjo. This instrument is the next step above our CC models and uses a one piece flat flange and has a full size 14 inch resonator. I...
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    Recording King Beginner Banjo For Learning 5-string Bluegrass Banjo or Clawhammer Styles RKOH-05 Notes from owner, Ross NickersonI  choose this banjo as the best beginner banjo in this price range. Besides being easy to play, having excellent tone and easy to learn bluegrass or clawhammer styles on, it's a great value. Recording King...
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    The Morgan Monroe beginner Banjo Bingo Deluxe A fantastic new model and is perfect for learning to play the 5-string banjo 3 finger bluegrass style. The Morgan Monroe RT-BIDX Bingo Deluxe has a lot of features reserved for more expensive banjos and comes with a 10 year warranty. This banjo has a professional look and great tone for a very in the budget...
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    CC 100R Plus Banjo from Gold Tone Notes from Ross Nickerson on the CC 100R PLUS models from Goldtone They sound great and look great too. These are really nice, when you hold it, it just feels good to play, the tone is very good too.  This is one of my favorite models and it's very low priced particularly for what you get with it. I'm very confident...
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    Deering Beginner Banjo for Bluegrass or Clawhammer Styles The "Goodtime" Deering Beginner Banjo is a really easy banjo to play and which makes it even easier to learn on. The price is right too and with our superior beginner package you can get started playing and practicing right away.This American made beginner banjo is easy to learn on and reasonably...
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    Ross Nickerson Demo Video of the Deering Goodtime 2 Beginner Banjo for BluegrassHear Cripple Creek, Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Jesse James Goodtime II Resonator Banjo The Deering Goodtime II is a great bluegrass banjo to learn on and its the only beginner banjo that is american made in its price range. Even with the resonator its super light and easy...
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    AC-5 Beginner Bluegrass Banjo Hi, it's Ross NickersonThe Gold Tone AC 5  is a perfect design to land this banjo in the "best beginner banjo prices" category with superior wood neck intonation and bright tone than any other banjo in it's price range. I remember the old harmony composite banjos from the 70's that had a surprising good tone. When a new...
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    The Gold Tone AC-1 is an awesome beginner banjo It's one of the best banjos for beginners and it is for sure the best banjo in the "low priced beginner banjo" price range. They sound great and are easy to play and learn on. I highly recommend this one if you are shopping for a low priced beginner banjo. List of FREE Items Included with this Banjo...
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    Maple Classic Banjo from Gold Tone On Special...For a limited time FREE Hard Case with the MC 150RPYour hard case will be added to your order automaticallyNotes from Ross Nickerson on the MC 150RP Maple Classic model from has the Goldtone MC150RP Maple Classic with planetary tuners or "planet pegs" at the best price. The planets...
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    Morgan Monroe Rocky Top Banjo has the Morgan Monroe Rocky Top RT-24 Bracket 5-string Bluegrass Banjo with wood back resonator on sale at the best price and with the best beginner kit availableThis Morgan Monroe beginner banjo is the lowest cost bluegrass banjo with 24 brackets and a wood rim. It's Morgan Monroe's newest beginner model...
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    The Morgan Monroe Old Glory 5-string Banjo I have one of these available and as far as I know this is the last of them.The banjo sounds great and is easy to learn on. With it's unique patriotic design its a collectors item for sure too. The Morgan Monroe Old Glory 5-string banjo is pretty awesome and for sure a collectors item. I played the Old Glory at...
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    CC-50 Beginner Banjo form Goldtone The Gold Tone CC 50 open back banjo is one of the best beginner open back banjos you can find. It's a light and easy to play banjo and works great for learning Clawhammer, folk, old time and open back styles. If you are just beginning and you are absolutely sure Clawhammer and Frailing technique is the direction you are...
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    GoldTone CC100R with Resonator Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you find more bang for the buck with the Cripple Creek. Never before has an entry level banjo included the features and tone of the CC-100R.This Banjo is perfect for students just getting started. I wish the world had banjos like this when I was learning to play or for...
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    Orange Blossom Masterclone Banjo The Gold Tone OB-150 is a brand new model which offers "Pre-war" style at a price anyone can afford. It’s an amazing banjo with authentic tone and superb playability for under $1000. Features include a three-ply maple rim and one-piece flange (just like the megabucks originals), a maple neck inlayed in authentic style, a...
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    Savannah Bluegrass BanjoThe SB 100 features a mahogany resonator with thumb screws and a 14:1 ratio geared 5th peg. The Savannah SB-100 provides great projection and tone while offering a price that anyone can afford. • Mahogany Resonator • Thumb Screws • Mahogany Neck • 3-Ply Maple Rim • Geared 5th PegSB 100 AVAILABLE IN LEFT HANDED Left handed...
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    Goodtime Special Deering Banjo Goodtime Special Deering Beginner Banjo with Resonator -For Learning Bluegrass Banjo The newly Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring designed by Deering produces a powerfully crisp, bright, sparkling tone, a considerable step up in tone from the original tone ring that was featured on our Goodtime Special banjos. The volume...
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    Notes from Ross Nickerson on the CC OT Banjo Wow, I wish they had quality like this when I took up banjo. It comes with a free beginner frailing/clawhammer/old time instruction DVD from Bob Carlin and a free case. It has a scooped neck standard and when I played it the tone was mellow and responsive. Ross N A complete beginner old time, frailing,...
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    Deering Artisan Goodtime Two Banjo Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays! With a bluegrass resonator back for projection, the Artisan Goodtime Two banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than its open back counterpart. The Artisan Two is enhanced...
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    Madison R35 Resonator Banjo from Recording King - RK R35 The Recording King RK 35 is an awesome affordable 5-string banjo that is great to learn on. It's a perfect banjo to lay back and pick on the porch and keep for years and years to come. They are excellent quality and a safe purchase with our top notch professional set ups, free US shipping, low...
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    Button Post Leather Banjo Strap for Banjos with Smaller Space to Attach the Strap - Patent Pending Fits Banjos with Smaller Bracket SpaceSpecially designed hand made leather banjo strap that fits open back banjos, lower priced beginner banjos with or without resonator and any banjo with the shoe and bracket design.The majority of quality banjo straps and...
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    Beginner Banjo Kits at BanjoTeacher.comWITH A BANJO PURCHASE AT THE SAME TIME THIS BEGINNER PACKAGE IS EITHER FREE OR ONLY AN ADDITIONAL $20 THIS KIT COSTS $59 when purchased separately WITHOUT a Banjo purchase.When you purchase a beginner banjo at our beginner banjo kit includes a 54 page Book/DVD/CD, banjo strap, banjo picks, banjo...
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    The Cripple Creek Bluegrass Banjo Package A very important decision to make when deciding to learn banjo is choosing which instrument is best for you.Although many entry level banjos seem like a great deal, they can actually stifle your ability to learn by being hard to play, and hard to listen to. the keys to success are: 1) proper setup, which keeps...
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    CC Carlin 12 inch Open Back Old Time Banjo Gold Tone banjos has introduced a new 12 inch pot open back banjo called the CC-Carlin. This is a great way to add the 12 inch banjo pot tone and feel to your repertoire at a low very affordable price. This one is great for beginners too or claw-hammer players looking for a new sound to add to their reportoire...
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    Gold Tone OB-150 with Radius Neck The new OB 150 Banjo with Radius Fretboard and Zero Glide Nut in this price range is amazing!You can now get the new Gold Tone OB 150 with a radius neck. This is the first time anyone has ever offered a radius fret board on a banjo in this price range.The Gold Tone OB-150 is a brand new model which offers "Pre-war"...
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    DEERING GOODTIME MIDNIGHT SPECIAL A black & white stand alone banjo with a modern look, the Midnight Special is the pinnacle of the Goodtime line. Updated for 2016, the Midnight Special now features the same Midnight Maple fingerboard, inlay pattern and engraved peg head that was introduced on the Artisan banjos.The Goodtime Midnight Special also...
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    Ross Nickerson owner of BanjoTeacher.comDemo Video of the Savannah SB-100 Beginner Banjo Savannah Left Handed Banjo The SB100-L Left handed Beginner Banjo is an affordable lefty beginner banjo for the not so catered to lefty banjo players of the world. The price is the same as a righty too! That’s unusual for the left handed models that are actually...
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    Artisan Goodtime Openback Special Deering Banjo Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays! The patented Special Tone Ring found beneath the beauty of the Artisan Goodtime Special Openback makes it louder and brighter than the standard openback model and is great for players who like to jam and want to be heard. The rich...
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    Artisan Goodtime Special Deering Banjo Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays! The vintage look and vibrant tone of the patented Goodtime Special tone ring set this banjo apart, as clearly louder than the Goodtime Two and great for playing in a band setting.The Artisan Goodtime Special has the look of an older banjo with...
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    The Deeering Artisan Goodtime is an easy banjo to learn on and sounds great. The Artisan Goodtime Openback banjo embodies Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every...
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    Goodtime Acoustic/Electric Deering Banjo Electric Banjo With Better Banjo Tone Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Goodtime Acoustic/Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system. This system allows your banjo to be plugged into a guitar amp and played at screaming levels without feedback while...
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    $0.00 Banjo Demo Video Playlist View a complete playlist of demonstration videos performed by Ross Nickerson of Recording King, Gold Tone, Deering, Nechville, Morgan Monroe and Gold Star Banjo Demo Video Playlist Gold Tone Demo Videos by Ross Nickerson More Information
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