At Banjoteacher.com we hand pick our 5-string bluegrass banjos, choosing banjo brands and models that we know will give you the best chance of success. We have a great selection of bluegrass banjos from the best beginner banjo for students just starting out to the "next step" and even more professional banjo models that you can continue to grow ...
Choose from a wide selection of the best beginner 5-string banjos for learning bluegrass on a 5-string banjo. We have beginner banjos priced for a budget and all our banjo kits include comprehensive beginner banjo lessons online and hard copy Book, DVD and CD lessons.
Having started teaching banjo at age 17 in 1975 I have seen a lot of banjos come through the door. I feel I know what beginning banjo players need to get off to a proper start and part of learning that through experience was seeing what did and did not work for students. Since I started BanjoTeacher.com in 2002 I have not added any beginner banjos to the site that I have not played first hand and felt I could stand behind. My banjo instruction included free with each banjo startup kit is extensive and would be very hard to match anywhere else. All beginner banjos receive my comprehensive 52 page Book, Two CDs and a high quality DVD. On my high quality studio video DVD I explain everything from holding the banjo, tuning up and even learning parts of the banjo and maintenance tips. The video demonstrates all the lessons showing both hands close-up and I play every lesson at a slow, medium and up to speed tempo. You will learn quite a few songs too.
Thanks, Ross Nickerson
"We received the book/CD on Wednesday and the banjo arrived Friday! Adam is playing it, following your book/CD, and LOVING IT! It sounds G R E A T ! ! ! Thank you!"
What our customers say
"....Just a quick note to say thanks for the outstanding, superlative service you provided. I called six days ago about a beginner banjo package…you answered all of my questions in terms I, as a beginner, could understand. When I told you I needed the banjo soonest, you called the factory direct and made sure not only that I got it by the date I needed it (I got it today, five days early!)... This kind of service is extraordinary, and extraordinarily rare. I’m just starting out, but you can count on me coming back to banjoteacher.com"
Beginner Banjo Kits - $79 retail value for only an additional $20
BanjoTeacher.com has been a dealer for Gold Tone banjos since 2003. Gold Tone Banjos was very influential in the resurgence of banjo interest and sales from the year 2001 to the present time. They began the renaissance of affordable banjos that were not only clever and practical in design, but they worked and sounded good too. Nothing bothers a teacher like myself more than seeing a student give up their dream of playing because of faulty equipment. There have been many a banjo end up under the bed for 20 or 30 years because of this. Gold Tone has clearly produced some of thebest bluegrass banjos, best beginner banjos and best open back banjos for clawhammer styles. They have been the banjo industry leader in creating the best alternative 5-string banjo options such as the CEB 5, Cello Banjos, 10-string Banjo, Goldtone Banjola, the Dojo -Banjo Dobro, Child Size Banjos for kids and Travel Banjos.
Their drive and creative force is fueled by owner Wayne Rogers unrelenting quest to give banjo players the "best bang for the buck" and his desire to offer versatility in the banjos he produces. He has single handedly "brought back" or revitalized many models and types of banjos. For instance the 12 inch pot Open back banjos, tenor banjo, 4-string plectrum, banjo ukes, along with creating new innovative banjos, like the Missing Link Double C Bela Fleck banjo model.
".......Hi Ross, My son's banjo arrived today after taking less than a week to get to us here in Australia. We were so happy to receive it in such quick time. I just wanted to say thank you for the great service and replies to all my questions. We will definitely be making future purchases!
Once again, thank you so much for all you have done for us, the customer service has been fantastic. Best wishes Karen."
This category features Gold Tone Bluegrass Banjos with resonator. For Gold Tone Beginner Banjos, Beginning Packages, Goldtone Clawhammer Open Back Banjos, Specialty banjos like Banjola, Dojo and Banjolele Banjo Ukes, 4-string Tenor and Plectrum Banjos and all other Goldtone instruments you can find them in our Instruments Menu. We have been an authorized Online dealer for Gold Tone Banos since 2003 and carry every gold tone model available.
Welcome to Recording King Banjos at BanjoTeacher.com where you receive a pro banjo set-up, the option to add 5th string capo spikes, upgrade the bridge, add a zero glide nut, or other requests. LOOKING FOR COUPON CODES? We match prices. Call us at 1-866-322-6567. We offer free online banjo lesson access, free Ross Nickerson DVD banjo instruction and other free items with all Recording King banjos.
We are a fully authorized dealer of Recording King Banjos and the whole Recording King catalog of instruments. BanjoTeacher.com rises to the top with our attention to detail, our extra level of quality control, complete instrument inspection, our banjo playing expertise, the banjo lessons included free with each banjo AND we play every Recording King Banjo before it leaves the shop.
Ross Nickerson - BanjoTeacher.com - Nashville, 2016
Notes from Ross Nickerson about the quality and tone of Recording King Banjos
Recording King Banjos are really well designed and built. I find their quality to be excellent and I'm extremely impressed with the tone. Be sure to watch my video demonstrations of the different models to hear them and get an even closer look.
The Recording King Line of banjos was created and designed with the expertise of banjo builder Greg Rich who worked for Gibson Banjos building and designing banjos earlier in his career. Later Greg built his own line of banjos called Rich and Taylor which were very popular with professionals. Now he has made a new mark with his involvement with Recording King Banjos. He is well respected in the banjo community..... Ross Nickerson
At BanjoTeacher.com all Recording King banjos are shipped free in the US and all include a case. There are many benefits with purchasing Recording King Banjos from us. You're business would meant a lot to us too!
Some Recording King Customer Comments
Recording King RK 35
"Hi Ross, thanks so much for sending that priority, I was in no hurry but I'm glad you did. .., I will be ordering some other things as well. By the way banjo was received great right out of the box. Your customer service is excellent. Thanks so much again. Sincerely Kevin Fuller"
Recording King RK 35 Customer
"...Ross, I am glad to hear that my new Recording King RK 35 is on it's way. I am 61 years old and am looking forward to my new Banjo more than my first Lionel Train Set, when I was about 8. You and your Company are extremely pleasant to deal with. So far, your Company is the best out there. Not only are you an excellent Banjo player, but you have a sincere pledge in helping people. Thanks again Sir. I appreciate you helping me select the right Banjo for my needs. Your the best! Kim Barnes Maryland"
RK R 30 Customer
".....Ross, I want to thank you for your unselfish help, and guidance in my quest for an upgrade banjo."
RK R 75 Customer
...all I can say is WOW!!! This banjo is killer, everything and more than I thought it would be!..."
RK R 36 Customer
"...Hi Ross, R36 arrived in good shape Wednesday.It's a beauty! Sounds incredible. Thanks very much! Ben Hume"
Banjoteacher.com offers professional set up on all Recording King Banjos
We encourage you to call to ask questions, seek advice or make special requests. We also accept phone orders too 10AM to 10PM 7 days a week. 1-866-322-6567
We match or beat prices too!
BanjoTeacher.com is a fully authorized Nechvillle Banjo Dealer. We have all models available at the best prices.
We have Nechville bluegrass banjos, open back, Nechville electric banjos, banjos with a tunnelled 5th string, radius fingerboard, removable necks, black walnut banjo, mahogany, flamed maple nechville, affordable professional banjo even banjos with built in banjo capos and many other standard and custom options.
We accept all custom options on a Nechville banjo of your choice and are able to answer questions you might have about possible custom features as well.
Tom Nechville has extended an artist endorsement agreement to BanjoTeacher.com owner Ross Nickerson. Ross is presently performing with a specially made Nickerson "Nechville Vintage" model.
Ross Nickerson is the expert here on the banjos and you can ask for him directly by calling him at 1-866-322-6567 email us
Here is a list with links to all of their models
We carry all Nechville Banjos so if you can't find the model or custom option you are looking for, please give us a call. 866-322-6567
Nechville Banjo Models
Ross Nickerson and BanjoTeacher.com have the expertise to deliver you the Deering Banjo Model of your dreams with the best set up, the best service and the best deal. Call Ross for advice about Deering Banjos at 1-866-322-6567 anytime with questions, or for special offers.
We feature the Deering Goodtime Beginner Banjos, Artisan Goodtime, Professional Series like the Tenbrooks Saratoga Star, the Deering Eagle2 banjo, Terry Baucom Model, the "Golden Series" Golden Era and Golden Wreath, Artist Signature, John Hartford Wood Rim and Silver Clipper, Maple Calico and carry their Private Collection Series or Custom Banjos as well. Call 1-866-322-6567 for advice or prices email us
Banjoteacher.com offers complete professional banjo set-up FREE. We also can add custom options like adding 5th string capo spikes, left handed Deering Banjos, special inlay and wood color requests and other custom and set up re requests.
Deering Banjos come FREE with the official Deering Gig Bag or Deering Hard Case
Other Free items with Deering Banjos
Good Time Series bluegrass banjos all include Ross Nickerson's Banjo Book/CDs/DVD set Fundamentals of Five String Banjo DVD, access to Ross Nickerson Beginner Online Banjo Lessons, the official Deering Gig Bag Banjo Case, Free Pro Set-up and Free US Shipping.
All 5-string Deering Bluegrass Banjo except Good time series models include 5 Ross Nickerson DVDs, an electronic banjo tuner, unlimited access to Ross's All Online Lesson's with no expiration, the official Deering Hard Shell Banjo Case, Free Pro Set-up, Free 5th string Capo Spikes installation and Free US Shipping. You can make substitutions for free items or receive credit for any free items offered too.
.."Hi Ross, I got your messages. Thank you very much for contacting Deering and getting me bumped up. Outstanding customer service on your part!! I cant wait to get my hands on my Sierra, and continue to learn. Im sure it's gonna help me get better. Once again thank you for following up and getting the jo i've been anxiously waiting for. You truly care for banjo people, and thats why i will continue to do business with you! Sincerely, Jeff"
Greg Deering of Deering banjos and Ross Nickerson of Banjoteacher.com
Deering Banjo Categories
We have individual web pages for over 60 Deering Models live now.
Here are some quick links to the different categories of Deering Banjos
Deering Banjo - 5 String Banjo - Bluegrass
Deering Beginner Banjos - Goodtime Banjos
Deering Open Back Banjo - Clawhammer - Oldtime
Deering Electric Banjo - 5-String and 6-String
Deering 6 String Banjo - Banjo Guitar
Deering 4 string Tenor Banjo for Dixieland Jazz
Deering Irish Tenor Banjo - Celtic - GDAE Tuning
Deering 4 string Plectrum Banjo for Jazz and Dixeland
Deering Travel Banjos - Parlour size - Kids Banjo
Deering Banjo Uke
Deering Long Neck Banjos - Folk - Kingston Trio
Deering Open Back Banjo Clawhammer - Frailing
Morgan Monroe Banjos at the lowest prices at BanjoTeacher.com. We have been a top online banjo dealer for Morgan Monroe Banjos since 2004 and we have the best knowledge and best service too. All Banjos are professionally set up with satisfaction guaranteed.
Morgan Monroe banjos all include Free Banjo Instruction, a Banjo Case and Free US shipping. Also included standard free is The Fundamentals of Five String Banjo Book/CDs/DVD, free online banjo lesson access and a free one year membership to BanjoTeacher.com. Morgan Monroe Beginner Banjo Packages include all you need, picks, strap, electronic tuner and even extra strings.
"...Ross, I ordered a Morgan Monroe Open Back MM-OB50 from you last April and I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the banjo. I have progressed to learning some intermediate Clawhammer tunes and can now play Shady Grove pretty well. I wish I had started this many years ago instead of waiting 59 years!Thanks again, Dave!"
"...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"
"........Thanks Ross!. You never cease to amaze me with your quick response and super customer service! GordonJust wanted to let you know that I received my Morgan Monroe MNB1 banjo and all of the beginning banjo instruction materials that I had ordered. it is a beautiful banjo with a great tone. I really appreciate all of your help in the ordering process and I look forward to doing business with you in the future. Now the process of learning how to play the banjo at my own learning curve by using your materials and practice, practice, practice, I hope to be playing at a good beginner level in a few months. Thank you Sincerely, George A. Norris"
Morgan Monroe Cascade Customer
".......Ross, Would like to say thanks for getting the banjo here so fast and the discounts were greatly appreciated… Now i am opening a new music window learning banjo and have found your material a notch above, thanks!...The banjo was better than i had expected but hoped would be! Very good tone and feel. Thanks again Ross , I enjoy your music very much and hope to gain some of your fascinating talent thanks to your instruction and lessons. sincerely, Steve Sliger"
The best prices and the best service online for GoldStar Banjos. BanjoTeacher.com has been a top online dealer for Goldstar Banjos since 2004.
We carry the mahogany Gold Star GF-85, GF-100HF, GF-100FE and GF-100W as well as the Goldstar Maple Banjos GF-200, GF-200 1952 and GF-300 Gold Plated Granada style maple banjo. Buy at a discount online from a dealer you can trust. Free Shipping with included banjo instruction from Ross Nickerson and a best price guarantee. Call 866-322-6567 to check current Gold Star availability and for the best price.
BELLBIRD BANJOS IN THE USA. Ross Nickerson signature models, custom models and other great model options for these incredibly fine tuned, ornate well built banjos from Australia.
This best-selling banjo 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.
Flint Hill Banjos were made by Saga music but were discontinued in about 2014. Saga is the same company that makes Gold Star Banjos. We carry the Gold Tone OB 250 Arch Top Banjo. In my opinion it is the best arch top tone ring banjo in it's price range and as good an arch top banjo as I have ever played. The Gold Stars and the Flint Hills were very different in look. Saga decided to stop offering this line so the Flint Hills we had were at close out prices.