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Gold Tone MM-150 Long Neck Banjo
Just a thank you for selling me the Gold Tone long neck frailing banjo. The banjo arrived today. I o ...
Gold Tone OB-3 Mastertone™ Professional Banjo "The Twanger"
Hey Ross, I received my OB3 Friday. This thing sounds Great!! Thanks so much for the advice and the ...
Gold Tone OB-250 Plus
I bought this GoldTone OB 250+ last summer and am finally getting around to review it, as it feels l ...
Gold Tone IT-250R - With Resonator - 17 Fret Irish Tenor Banjo
Hi Ross, I got this banjo a year and a half ago at Banjoteacher as my first jump into playing I ...
Deering Nylon Banjo Strap - Strap for Goodtime Banjos
Ross contacted me about fitting this strap to the Good time 1. Strap works fine. Decent Strap and Ro ...
Gold Tone Banjola Plus with Pickup Installed Standard
Hi Everyone at Banjo Teacher - I received my shipment about an hour ago. Incredibly fast delivery f ...
The Banjo Encyclopedia "Bluegrass Banjo from A to Z" - By Ross Nickerson Special Edition Spiral Bound with Hard Copy CD
Hi, Ross. I just had to share my appreciation to you.As far as the Encyclopedia. I started w/ th ...

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5-string Bluegrass Banjos with Resonator at Banjo Teacher

Gold Tone, Deering, Recording King, Nechville, Gold Star and more!

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.

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  • Beginner Packages - Best Banjos to Learn on
    Beginner Packages -...

    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 banjo 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
    Beginner Banjo Kits

    Call us anytime to seek advice, ask questions, make special requests or order on the phone from an expert. 1-866-322-6567 and ask for Ross.

  • Gold Tone Banjos
    Gold Tone Banjos

    BanjoTeacher.com - Top Trusted Gold Tone Online Dealer since 2003

    Choosing Gold Tone Banjos at BanjoTeacher.com

    BanjoTeacher.com has been a top trusted authorized dealer for Gold Tone banjos since 2003 and carry all Gold Tone Banjos, Instruments and Banjo Parts available.


    We work closely with Gold Tone on a daily basis to help bring you these quality innovative instruments at the best prices, and with the best service.
    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 the best 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 DobroChild 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.

    GoldTone Banjos- Wayne Rogers, Robyn Rogers, Ross Nickerson
    That's me, Ross Nickerson operator of BanjoTeacher.com with
    Wayne and Robyn Rogers Owner's of Gold Tone Banjos

    Purchase a Gold Tone from an Expert, someone who plays banjo, knows Gold tone Banjo models inside and out, played them, knows the owners of Gold Tone personally and answers questions with your best interest at heart. Do not put your trust in a big box dealer that guarantees the best prices but can't beat ours or what we include and has no expertise in banjo to help you with.

    Having been involved with playing and teaching banjo for forty years I know first hand that most of the beginner banjos you see available today were created in response to the "raising of the bar" and market craze that Wayne Rogers of Gold Tone Banjos had a very large hand in creating. He came out with a beginner banjo Cripple Creek CC 100R in roughly 2001 that had double truss rods, geared pegs, sounded great and played with perfect intonation for under $300. That was unheard of.  Several years after that the competition responded and began trying to measure up. I could go on but you won't find a more dedicated inspired staff of hard working folks than you'll find at Gold Tone Banjos. Wayne has made banjos with all the best features and designs in reach and affordable while raising the standards industry wide.

    If you have any questions about Gold Tone Banjos please don't hesitate to call. I have been teaching beginners and helping banjo players most of my life so there is likely no question I have not heard. That's what I do! and I'm always glad to help in any way I can.

    Thanks again, Ross Nickerson.
    Owner of BanjoTeacher.com
    1-866-322-6567


    ".......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 BanjosSpecialty banjos like Banjola, Dojo and Banjolele Banjo Ukes4-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.

  • Recording King
    Recording King

    Welcome to Recording King Banjos at BanjoTeacher.com

    At BanjoTeacher.com you always receive Free professional banjo set-up, the best customer service, the option to add 5th string capo spikes, to upgrade the bridge, add the zero glide nut, and other custom requests.

    We are a fully authorized dealer of Recording King Banjos and the whole Recording King catalog of instruments. We stock and service all Recording King banjos including the RK35, RK 36, RK75, RK 76RK 85 Maple M-5 and the easy to play Recording King Beginner Banjo RKOH-05,

    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.

    We also offer free online banjo lesson access, free Ross Nickerson DVD banjo instruction and other free items with all Recording King banjos.

    LOOKING FOR COUPON CODES? We match prices. Call us at 1-866-322-6567

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    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!
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  • Deering Banjos - All Models
    Deering Banjos - All...

    BanjoTeacher.com is an authorized dealer for all Deering Banjo Models and at the best prices.

    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 special offers.

    We feature the Deering Goodtime Beginner Banjos, Artisan Goodtime, Professional Series like the Tenbrooks Saratoga Starthe 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
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    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
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    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"

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    Greg Deering of Deering banjos and Ross Nickerson of Banjoteacher.com

  • Nechville
    Nechville

    BanjoTeacher.com is a fully authorized Nechvillle Banjo Dealer.
    Nechville GalaxyNechville Galaxy - Curly Maple

    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 nechvilleaffordable 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

  • Gold Star
    Gold Star

    BanjoTeacher.com has had the best service and prices online for Gold Star Banjos since 2004.

    Breaking News at Gold Star Banjos: Announcing the release of the GF 100-JD (all personally signed by JD Crowe) and the new reissued version of GF 100-W with the Wreath Pattern Inlay

    I just received news that Gold Star has unveiled a new reissued version of the Gold Star GF 100-W Wreath. The GF 100-W has the same tone components and construction as the new GF100-JD banjo released in 2017. All of the GF 100-JD commemorative banjos are personally signed by JD Crowe. Don't miss out on having a banjo signed by a living legend of banjo that will most certainly go down in bluegrass banjo history. Call us for availability. 1-866-322-6567

    Other Gold Star Models are the Gold Star GF-85, GF-100HFGF-100FE and GF-100W as well as the Goldstar Maple Banjos GF-200GF-200 1952 and the GF-300 Gold Plated Granada style maple banjo. Buy at a discount online from a dealer you can trust. All banjos are professionally set up, shipped free and include banjo instruction from Ross Nickerson and other Free items. We have a best price guarantee too. Call 866-322-6567 to check current Gold Star availability and for the best price.

  • Morgan Monroe Banjos
    Morgan Monroe Banjos

    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 banjo membership to BanjoTeacher.com. Morgan Monroe Beginner Banjo Packages include all you need, picks, strap, electronic tuner and even extra strings.

    Comments from satisfied Customers

    "...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"

  • BellBird Banjos
    BellBird Banjos

    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. 

  • Savannah
    Savannah

    Lowest price and best selection  of Savannah Banjos

    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 Archtop Banjos
    Flint HIll Archtop Banjos

    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.

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    Appalachia Banjo - Nickel Plated The Morgan Monroe MB-850DX is our Top of the Line banjo. The MB-850DX combines aesthetic beauty with precision craftsmanship for a world class banjo that is truly a pleasure to see, hear and own. From the mother of pearl inlay on a dark ebony fingerboard to the gorgeous flamed resonator, this instrument really stands out...
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    Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo with 12 inch rimMellow Deep Tone - Open Back Banjo THESE DEERING GOODTIME AMERICANA BANJOS ARE IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP!The Deering Goodtiime Americana features a 12 inch rim for mellow tone. It is a high quality banjo for learning on with great tone and is American Made. The Americana™ is the first 5-string banjo from...
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    Gold Tone OB-3 Mastertone™ Pro Banjo "The Twanger" Orange Blossom OB-3 Mastertone™ 5th string Capo Spikes INSTALLED FREE with the Gold Tone OB-3Zero Glide Nut INSTALLED Free ON REQUEST (select install Free Zero Glide Nut in options below) Free Katzeye High Quality Premium Banjo Bridge Now Included ($39 value) Gold Tone OB-3 In Stock The Gold Tone...
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    The Hobo is an open back banjo reminiscent of early 20th century style instruments. 18 brackets with a snappy tone that projects!discontinued modelmore open back banjo possibilities All Morgan Monroe Banjos arrive set up, tuned and ready to play.Pro Setup is FREE and is a $50.00 value FREE US Shipping to the lower 48 states. We offer a 30.00 shipping...
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    DEERING GOODTIME BLACKGRASS BANJO The Goodtime Blackgrass not only looks great but is the ultimate banjo for players looking for something with a darker look The pure black stain of the all maple wood is accented with matte black hardware and a black head which combine to put a dark twist on an otherwise traditional instrument.    Why Teachers...
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    Goodtime Jr. Banjo - Travel Banjo and Banjo for Children to Learn On THESE DEERING GOODTIME JUNIOR PARLOR SIZE BANJOS ARE IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP!The new Good Time Junior Travel Banjo.The Deering Junior was formerly called the Deering Parlor Banjo. We stock the standard color with standard silver hardware. Good Time Jr. Banjo parlor size travel banjo...
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    Gold Tone Left Handed - OB-250-G Gold Plated BanjoOrange Blossom 250 Gold The Orange Blossom OB250-G (OB-250G) Left Handed Banjo in Gold Plating represents the staple of our bluegrass-style banjo line. It has been one of the highest selling banjos in the Gold Tone line for the last 15 years and is the basis of many inspired additions going above and...
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    New Gold Tone OB-150W Wide Neck Banjo The Gold Tone OB-150 Banjo is now available with a wide neck version as the OB-150W. The Gold Tone OB150W is a pro level banjo with flathead tone ring, 3 ply maple rim and one piece flange and is now available with the wider nut width fretboard. The new OB-150W Wide Neck Version is now in and available for purchase....
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    Gold Tone OB-150LW - Light Weight Wood Rim Bluegrass Banjo Coming Soon! Expected Available date May 2021 Zero Glide Nut Upgrade and 5th string Capo Spikes INSTALLED FREE with the GoldTone OB-150. The Gold Tone OB-150LW will feature a wood rim pot making the banjo lighter than its heavier flat head tone ring brother the OB-150.is a brand new model which...
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    Build Your Own Banjo Kit The Saga OK-2 Banjo kit is designed for the do-it-yourself craftsman Learn how to build your own banjo with the Saga OK 2 5-String  Banjo Kit. The Kit comes with complete detailed instructions and the correct parts to build a banjo to learn on that you can be proud of.Saga’s OK-2 Openback Banjo Kit offers any musician or...
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    Gold Tone OB -150 Plus Model with JLS Tone Ring Zero Glide Nut and 5th string Capo Spikes INSTALLED FREE with the GoldTone OB-150 Plus The Gold Tone Banjo Model OB-150 is now available as he OB-150 Plus with Custom JLS flathead tone ring upgrade.OB-150 Plus with JLS Tone RingI came up with the idea to offer an OB-150 Plus Model with JLS Tone Ring to...
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    DEERING GOODTIME BLACKGRASS SPECIAL BANJO The Goodtime Blackgrass "Special" features a Deering Flat Head Tone Ring. The difference between the Blackgrass Special and the standard Blackgrass is the Blackgrass Special features a Deering Goodtime Special flat head tone ring which gives the banjo a brighter and richer tone.  This is essentially the same...
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