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Recording King Songster RK-R20 - Beginner Banjo
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Recording King Songster RK-R20 - Beginner Banjo
Ross, received my RK 20 and just wanted to say the pictures do not do justice to this Banjo. This is ...
Recording King RK R76 - Elite
Hi Ross, I received the RK76 I had ordered, today. It came in perfect condition, it was even in tu ...
SILVER Members Lesson Site - 1 Year Subscription
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DEERING GOODTIME TWO 17-FRET IRISH TENOR BANJO
Hi Ross, - I got it today all safe and sound and I Love it thanks! Thanks so much again! - Joanne
Recording King RK R76 - Elite
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Clamshell Style Tailpiece - P-111
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Beginner Packages - Best Banjos to Learn on 

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.

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    $499.00
    The Morgan Monroe MNB-1 - 24 Bracket Banjo 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 BanjoProfessional Banjo Set up FREE Deluxe Heavy Padded Gig Bag Free US Banjo Shipping 54 Page Spiral...
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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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    $499.00
    Deering Good Time 1 Beginner Banjo for Bluegrass or Clawhammer Styles The "Good Time" Deering Beginner Banjo G1 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...
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    $689.00
    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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    $279.00
    Recording King Beginner Banjo RKOH-05 For Learning 5-string Bluegrass Banjo or Open Back Clawhammer Banjo Styles The RKOH-05 is the best beginner banjo value available in this price range. They work best and costs less. Notes about the RKOH-05 from BanjoTeacher.com owner, Ross NickersonIve played all the banjos I carry on my website for beginner banjo...
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    $294.00
    Morgan Monroe Rocky Top RT-24 Bluegrass Starter Banjo BanjoTeacher.com has the Morgan Monroe Rocky Top RT-24 Bracket 5-string Beginner 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...
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    $419.00
    Recording King Beginner Banjo - RKH-055-string Bluegrass Banjo with Resonator The Recording King Beginner Banjo RKH-05 "Dirty 30's" is a 5-string bluegrass beginner banjo with wood resonator making it best to learn bluegrass on. They sound great, look great, and the price is right too.  This Recording King Beginner Bluegrass Banjo sits at the perfect...
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    $549.00
    Recording King RK20 "Songster" Beginner Banjo and Hard Shell Case The Recording King Songster RK R20 comes shipped FREE in the US and completely set up ready to play. The RK 20 is an excellent beginning banjo with resonator to learn bluegrass on. Thanks, Ross NickersonSee a Ross Nickerson demonstration video of the Recording King RK20. on this page.Video...
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    $479.00
    Goodtime Parlor Banjo - Model Closeout SaleTravel Banjo and Banjo for Children to Learn On The name of this model The Deering Parlor is being changed to The Deering Junior. It's the same banjo as the parlor but the Junior will come in different colors. This are the original Blonde color which I like better. The Junior will be priced $100 more at 579.00....
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    $539.99
    CC-50RP Beginner Banjo for Gold Tone I wish the world had banjos like this when I was learning to play or for that matter available for the students I've had in the past 20 years. I know more banjo students in the past would have stuck with it. The Gold Tone popular CC-50 has been the openback banjo of choice for thousands of beginning players for many...
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    $399.99
    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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    $774.50
    Gold Tone BG-150F with Free Beginner Banjo Kit The Gold Tone BG 150F is an excellent beginner banjo. It is lightweight, easy to play, has a wood back resonator for bluegrass, neck inlay and stays in tune.The BG 150 F is a full size, bluegrass banjo includes features typical of our pro model but is lighter in weight and easier to play and carry. It is an...
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    $579.00
    Goodtime Jr. Banjo - Travel Banjo and Banjo for Children to Learn On The new Good Time Junior Travel Banjo. Made in America. Easy to play! Durable and easy to maintain! The Goodtime JR. banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone from its natural finished violin grade maple rim. At only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play...
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    $559.99
    GoldTone CC100R with Resonator Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you find more bang for the buck with the Cripple Creek. The CC 100R at Banjoteacher.com comes with FREE Zero Glide Nut. Zero Glide Nut DetailsNever before has an entry level banjo included the features and tone of the CC-100R.This Banjo is perfect for students just...
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    $667.50
    Gold Tone CC 100R Plus Banjo The Gold Tone CC 100R Plus with resonator is a step above other beginner banjos. It comes standard with planetary tuning pegs and has all the best features a beginner needs to learn bluegrass banjo. Notes from Ross Nickerson on the CC 100R PLUS models from Gold Tone They sound great and look great too. These are really nice,...
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    $999.00
    Recording King RK 35 Banjo - 5-String Bluegrass Resonator Banjo from Recording King Official name "The Madison" RK R35 Notes from Ross NickersonThe 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...
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    $699.99
    Cripple Creek CC 100RP Beginner Banjo with Upgraded Planetary Tuners The Gold Tone CC 100RP beginner banjo with planetary tuners is an inexpensive high quality bluegrass banjo to learn on that comes standard with planet pegs and now at BanjoTeacher.com with FREE zero glide nut installation.The "P" in CC 100RP stands for Planetary tuners installed...
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    $799.99
    Gold Tone MC 150RP Maple Classic Banjo Best Value - Planetary Tuners and Flathead Tone Ring come standard on MC150 RP Notes from Ross Nickerson on the MC 150RP Maple Classic model from Goldtone.BanjoTeacher.com has the Goldtone MC150RP Maple Classic with planetary tuners or "planet pegs" at the best price. The planets add very little to the price and...
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    $1,049.00
    Deering Artisan Goodtime Two BanjoFree Offical Deering Hard Shell Case Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays! The Deering Artisan Goodtime 2 is an easy banjo to learn on, sounds great and includes our best deal on Deering with free banjo lessons and other free items. See all that comes with your Goodtime Artisan Banjo...
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    $1,149.00
    Recording King RK 36 Banjo5-string Mahogany Pro Bluegrass Banjo with Resonator Official Name "The Madison RK-R36" BanjoTeacher.com has the Recording King RK 36 at the best price with the best Recording King dealer service and professional set-up. The Recording King RK 36 includes FREE US Shipping, FREE Upgraded hard shell case, Ross Nickerson...
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    $999.00
    Goodtime Special Deering BanjoFree Official Deering Hard Shell Case Good Time 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...
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    $279.00
    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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    $374.99
    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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    $599.00
    Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo with 12 inch rimMellow Deep Tone - Open Back Banjo 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 Deering to be fitted with their new Grand 12” rim, which gives the...
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    $749.00
    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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    $739.00
    Goodtime Artisan Parlor Banjo - Travel and Kids Size Goodtime Banjo The Deering Artisan parlor banjo makes a great travel banjo and also the perfect size for children to learn on. Its shorter length can still be tuned to open G tuning for bluegrass.. The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjo embodies Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo...
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    $849.00
    The Deeering Artisan Good Time Americana Banjo12 inch rim for deep rich mellow tone The Deering Artisan Goodtime Americana features a larger than standard 12 inch rim for deep rich mellow open back banjo tone.  The Goodtime Artisan Americana™ features a 12” rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and...
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    $559.99
    Notes from Ross Nickerson on the CC100-R Wide  Now a beginner Banjo with wider than standard neck for the same price. This is an excellent option for those who feel they may have trouble playing banjo because of large or long fingers. This gives new banjo students another option, for those needing just that extra bit of fingerboard, (1 3/8” vs. 1 3/16”…....
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    $1,249.00
    Artisan Goodtime Special Deering BanjoFree Official Deering Hard Shell Case The Artisan Good Time Special banjo is a high quality US made beginner banjo to learn on. This model features a wood back resonator and a flat head tone ring. It includes a Free Banjo Kit and free online banjo lesson access to help you get started right away on this easy to learn...
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    $229.00
    Morgan Monroe Beginner Banjo - RT-BO1 Rocky Top Banjo with Resonator Learn to pick banjo with the Morgan Monroe RT-B01 Rocky Top Beginner Bluegrass Banjo with resonator with FREE Ross Nickerson Beginner Banjo Book with two CDs, DVD and online banjo lesson access. This 5-string bluegrass Morgan Monroe Rocky Top Hoedown beginner banjo delivers a lot of...
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    $319.00
    Gold Tone AC-1 with Resonator is Now Available The Gold Tone AC-1 is now available with a Resonator as of 7/10/2018. This makes it without a doubt one of the best, or the best low priced beginner banjo to learn banjo on. Learning bluegrass banjo on the Goldtone AC 1 in my opinion is the best low priced banjo for a beginner and it is for sure the best...
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    $1,079.00
    DEERING GOODTIME BACKGRASS SPECIALFree Official Deering Hard Shell Case The Goodtime Blackgrass with FREE official Deering hardshell case 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...
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    $519.99
    Open Back Beginner Banjo From Gold Tone Never before has an entry level openback banjo included the features and tone of our CC100 Open Back Banjo Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you'll find more bang for the buck with our Cripple Creek. List of FREE Items Included with this BanjoFree Banjo Student Package 54 Page Spiral Bound...
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    $219.99
    Gold Tone AC-Traveler: Travel-Scale Lightweight 5-String Banjo Perfect for Adults Traveling or Children to learn on.The Gold Tone AC-Traveler 5-string lightweight Travel Banjo with Gig Bag is a low priced affordable banjo you can tune to G tuning. It's a perfect affordable banjo for adults to play and carry easily or for children to learn on. An...
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    $269.00
    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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    $229.99
    The Gold Tone AC-1 is an awesome beginner banjo The AC 1 has to be the best beginner banjo under 200.00 by a long shot. I've never seen or played a better lower priced banjo for beginners. 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. The AC 1 now has an option for a...
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