At Banjoteacher.com we hand pick 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 just starting out beginner banjos to the "next step" and even more professional models that you can continue to grow with.
Not only do we have low competitive prices that are as good as any out there, but we offer much more than our competitors with our playing expertise, pro banjo set-ups and the professional banjo instruction that is included FREE with the purchase of any bluegrass banjo. Below is a more specific definition of bluegrass banjos and the 5-string banjo styles played with them.
".....Ross, 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!), but you got an upgrade for me at the same price! 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"
"Bluegrass Banjo" style better defined
Bluegrass Banjo is played with three fingers, your thumb, index and middle fingers and is most often called Earl Scruggs Style or three finger bluegrass style. If it's the sound of Earl Scruggs playing Foggy Mountain Breakdown from the movie Bonnie and Clyde or Duelin' Banjos from the movie Deliverance, then the bluegrass banjos category at BanjoTeacher.com is the right place.
If it's clawhammer, folk, frailing, old time styles you are after then check out selection of Open-Back Banjos. Our 4-string banjos are NORMALLY for Dixieland, Jazz or Old Time Swing or the 4-string Irish Tenor for Irish Celtic Music. We carry six-string banjos too for a variety of musical styles.
"...Ross, Thanks for your advice in helping me to pick out the best banjo to suit my needs as a new banjo enthusiast. Your advice helped me focus in on the style I prefer and the differences I should look for in the banjos. Dave Brueggeman"
Note: Any banjo manufacturer that we are a dealer for we carry all of their models. If you cannot find a banjo pictured on the website please call us and we will help you find it. We have the best prices with the best set up and your business and support means a lot to us. Call us for a free quote on any Goldtone, Recording King, Deering, Morgan Monroe, Nechville, Stelling, Rover, Gold Star, Savannah, Fossey Banjo Guitar and other Banjo models. We have the expertise and experience to help you any way we can.
Bluegrass Banjos by Manufacturer and Category
....Hi Ross, This is the 2nd banjo I've ordered from you, and the second time I'm glad I did. Although The Longneck White Ladye is not listed on your sight, I called you, Got a price and two days later called on the phone and got it. The price was super, and the banjo is terrific! I hope your business continues to flourish. Regards, Elgis
Choose from a wide selection of beginner banjos for learning bluegrass 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
Choosing a Gold Tone from BanjoTeacher.com
BanjoTeacher.com has been a dealer for Gold Tone banjos since 2003. Goldtone's 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 CEB - Cello Banjos, 10-string Banjo, Goldtone Banjola, Dojo -Banjo Dobro, Child Size Banjo for kids and Travel Banjos.
".......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. We also feature a price match guarantee, free online banjo lesson access and Ross Nickerson DVD banjo instruction free 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 an authorized dealer for all Deering Banjo Models and at the best prices. Call or email us anytime with questions or for special offers.
Banjoteacher.com offers complete professional banjo set-up FREE. We can also add custom options like 5th string capo spikes, bridge upgrades, zero glide nut, we have left handed models available and or other custom set up requests.
All Deering Banjos come free with either an official Deering Gig Bag or Deering Hard Case
Other Free items with Deering Banjos
Good Time Series bluegrass banjos all include The 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 and Free US Shipping. You can make substitutions for free items or receive credit for any free items offered.
Call or email us anytime with questions or for special prices. You can also make adjustments to the free items that come with each Deering Goodtime, Artisan, Professional Series, Eagle, Golden Series, Artist Signature, Tenbrooks, Private Collection Series or Custom Banjos. 1-866-322-6567 email us
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 Gold Star mahogany GF-85, GF-100HF, GF-100FE and GF-100W as well as the Goldstar Maple GF-200, GF-200 1952 and GF-300 gold plated Granada style maple banjo.
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.