Beginner Packages - Best Banjos to Learn on 

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 not work for students. Since I started in 2002 I have not added any banjos to the site that I have not played first hand and felt I could stand behind. The instruction included free with each banjo startup kit is extensive and would be very hard to match anywhere else. All beginner banjos received my comprehensive 52 page Book, Two CDs and a high quality DVD. The over two hour DVD features high quality video explaining 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 all the lessons for you 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!


Outstanding, superlative service

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

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  • 1 Review
    $399.00 $449.00
    Reduced price!
    The Songster RK20 comes is shipped free in the US, inlcudes 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 beginning banjo to learn on. On sale for a limited time. 50.00 off! This price still includes the free items listed in the right column and Free US...
  • $499.00
    Built with the same care and attention we give our professional level banjos, but priced within reach of any player, the Madison Rambler (RK-R15) delivers traditional banjo sound and playing comfort well above its pay grade. Whether you're a beginning picker or a seasoned vet, you'll put some serious mileage on you...Ross, You managed to bring a huge...
  • 16 Reviews
    On Special...For a limited time FREE Hard Case with the BG 150-F 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...
  • 12 Reviews
    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 that you won't believe when it arrives...
  • 1 Review
    Deering Beginner Banjo for Bluegrass or Clawhammer StylesThe Deering goodtime 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 priced. The...
  • 4 Reviews
    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...
  • 7 Reviews
    The MNB-1 is a 24 bracket banjo that features a rolled brass tone ring, mahogany rim and resonator and Ashton Bailey planetary tuners.These Banjos are perfect for students just getting started!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...
  • $239.00
    The Savannah SB 100 is a great beginner banjo and the sale price is way below the competitor models for basically the same banjo. Many beginner banjo models including this one are made at the same factory but for different companies. The same exact design with other names attached to it cost much more. You get the same core banjo for a better price. The...
  • 4 Reviews
    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 was learning to play or for that matter available for the...
  • $711.00
    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 add very little to the price and...
  • $599.95
    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 always designed good looking banjos and the MB-9 is no exception. Our...
  • $239.00
    Rover Openback Banjo RB-20 This is the ideal first banjo. Every detail has been carefully thought out to make a banjo with all standard specifications. It is easily afforded by anyone wanting to play the banjo. There is no better gift idea for an aspiring musician! Features Standard 11" rim made of composite material in metallic gun-grey finish Grooved...
  • $199.00
    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. All FREE WITH THIS BANJOThe AC-1 includes an easy...
  • $159.00
    This 5-string bluegrass Morgan Monroe Rocky Top Hoedown beginner banjo delivers a lot of tone and value for the lowest price. It comes complete with a resonator for playing bluegrass banjo and it's extremely easy on the budget. This will get you picking and grinning without having to take a large financial risk before you know how much you are going to...
  • 2 Reviews
    Notes from Ross Nickerson on the CC 50 models from Goldtone.Lots of customers called to ask me the main difference between the Goldtone Cripple Creek 50 models and the Cripple Creek 100 models. Let me try to boil it down to simpler terms and try to help you make a more informed decision. Some of the primary differences are; the body of the CC 50 models...
  • 1 Review
    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 to play. They look great and feel good in your hands. My students that have them seem to really be drawn to them which as a teacher that means a lot to me. Thanks, Ross...
  • $336.00
    We “borrowed" the composite body idea from RainSong and Ovation, and discovered an efficient method for producing a wonderful, bright, loud sounding 5-string banjo at an unbelievable price. Includes standard transferable warranty The AC-5 Resonator Banjo may stray a bit from the traditional wood body banjo design, but it packs a punch like no other and...
  • 6 Reviews
    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 prices and free banjo instructional items.Recording King...
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