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Nechville - Zeus Heli-Mount Banjo
This is my first Nechville--what an excellent instrument! My first reaction was "this is easier to p ...
Gold Tone CC Tenor 19 fret Tenor Banjo with Resonator
Hi Ross, I received my new Gold Tone Tenor banjo. I was sure it would be a nice banjo for the simpl ...
DEERING WHITE LOTUS 5-STRING BANJO
Hey Ross - I hope you and your family are staying well! I received the White Lotus today and it's pe ...
BanjoMate Thinline Armrest
Hi Kathy and Banjo Teacher.com - I would just like to thank you for your prompt service in dealing w ...
Doc Fossey Guitar for the 5-String Banjo Player
Banjo players will be able to achieve a Guitar sound with this instrument. I found out that D'addari ...
Deering Goodtime Special Banjo - Free Official Deering Hard Shell Case
Hi Ross, I got my banjo and absolutely love it! I had no idea what I was missing. The videos you po ...
DEERING SIERRA 5-STRING BANJO
Ross, Received the Deering Sierra today. Exceeded all my expectations. Thank you for your time and p ...

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Banjos that Ross Recommends

These banjos I've chosen for reasons I feel give an extra value for the price. Banjos that I feel are priced below what they give in return.

Other banjos I recommend are just a good deal and I'm confident you will agree. These are banjos that I like and know have more value then they cost.

I may also add banjos to thi...

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    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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    $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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    $549.00
    Recording King RK20 "Songster" Beginner Banjo 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 Nickerson Add Guardian CG-20J Hard Shell Case for only $20 more See a Ross Nickerson demonstration video of the...
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    $999.00
    Gold Tone OB -150 Pro BanjoOrange Blossom "Masterclone" Banjo Zero Glide Nut Upgrade and 5th string Capo Spikes INSTALLED FREE with the GoldTone OB-150. The Gold Tone OB-150 is a brand new model which offers "Pre-war" style at a price anyone can afford. It’s an amazing banjo with authentic tone and superb playability for under $1000. Features include a...
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    $1,069.00
    Gold Tone OB-150 with Radius Neck Fretboard The new OB 150 Banjo with Radius Fretboard and with Zero Glide Nut Installed FREE! You can now get the new Gold Tone OB 150 with a radiused fret board. This is the first time anyone has ever offered a radius fret board on a banjo in this price range.The Gold Tone OB-150 with Radius Neck Fretboard offers...
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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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    $499.00
    Deering Good Time 1 Beginner Banjo for Bluegrass or Clawhammer Styles THIS BANJO IS IN STOCK 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...
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    $674.00
    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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    $1,599.99
    Gold Tone ML-1 Bela Fleck Missing Link Baritone Banjo The Gold Tone ML-1 Missing Link Baritone Octave Banjo designed by Bela Fleck and Gold Tone. It's a unique banjo that is tuned to an open C tuning in the lower octave. The tuning is 5th C, 4th G, 3rd C, 2nd E, 1st G. It's half way between a Cello Banjo tuning and normal bluegrass 5 string G-tuning....
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    $1,995.00
    Gold Plated Recording King RK R77 Elite Banjo - Special Edition Gold Plated Recording King RK R77 Elite banjo. Brand new, 1 of only 21 made. This banjo assembled for Recording King by well known banjo luthier Jim Burlile. CURRENT AND IN STOCK Features are mahogany neck and resonator, gold-plated hardware, rosewood fingerboard, Gotoh tuners and nice...
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    $299.00
    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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    $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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    $1,699.00
    Recording King RK R75 - The Elite!RK75 Bluegrass Resonator Banjo The Recording King RK75 banjo is at the top of the line ofRecording King Bluegrass banjos with resonator The RK-R75 is all you'll ever need in a banjo and can't be beat in this price range. It's frankly not fair to the more expensive banjos to have a banjo you can purchase with this type...
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    $1,649.00
    *Brand New Model* Gold Star GF-100JD -New JD Crowe ModelBluegrass Album Commemorative BanjoAll of these banjos are personally hand signed by JD Crowe These banjos are all autographed by hand inside the resonator by JD Crowe.With No Hole Flathead Tone Ring, just like the original. List of FREE Items Included with this BanjoProfessional Banjo...
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    $1,649.00
    Breaking News The Gold Star GF-100W (Wreath) has been reissued (2018) I just received news that Gold Star has unveiled the newest version of the GF 100-W Wreath. The Wreath pattern is based on the Wreath inlay design of the 1930's Gibson Mastertones. This Wreath design has always been one of the most popular with Gold Star banjos and I am so glad to...
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    $652.50
    5-String Dojo from Gold Tone Every 5-string player needs a Dojo. Incredible sustain and pleasing tone make Dojos great alternative instruments. These instruments are similar in sound to resonator guitars, but have banjo tuning. For additional sound styles, try using a slide. Dojos are a lot lighter than banjos and also make great practice instruments....
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    $2,499.99
    Gold Tone OB 300 - Gold Plated Bluegrass Banjo with Tree of Life Inlay- Back in Production and in Stock Notes from Ross Nickerson on the Gold Tone OB 300 The Gold Tone OB300 Gold Plated Banjo with Tree of Life Inlay is back in production and in stock. Below are some pictures of an OB 300 before shipping. They are casual shots and there are lights in...
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    $1,699.00
    Recording King RK R 76 Elite!RK76 Bluegrass Resonator Banjo with Hearts and Flowers Inlay The Recording King RK76 banjo is a top of the line professional banjo at a price you can afford. Banjoteacher.com ships the RK 76 Elite free with free hard case and at the great price. We also include 5 Ross Nickerson banjo instruction DVDs, with Online Banjo access...
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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 ($30 value) FREE Padded Gig Bag Case Free US Banjo Shipping Free -...
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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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    $3,295.00
    Videos of Ross Nickerson playing the Rickard Resophonic Banjo Resophonic Banjos at BanjoTeacher.com Full Version - in this version I describe a few things about the Rickard Resophonic Banjo and when. This version includes several of the above videos unedited. When I actually played the songs I weaved them together without stopping. If you have the time...
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    $3,995.00
    Nechville Vintage Model Banjo Banjoteacher.com now a full service dealer for Nechville Banjos and we carry all models. This Nechville Vintage model was custom made by Nechville for Ross Nickerson, owner of BanjoTeacher.com. Its a little different from their Helimount Vintage Model. This one has the Traditional Gibson Mastertone style design with a 3...
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    $579.00
    Deering Good Time Junior - Parlor Banjo - Travel Banjo and Banjo for Children to Learn On  The name of this model The Deering Parlor has been changed to The Deering Junior.This model we carry is the original blonde color with chrome hardware. They now call this one the Silver color because the hardware is kept the original chrome color instead of the...
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    $579.00
    Goodtime Jr. Banjo - Travel Banjo and Banjo for Children to Learn On IN STOCKThe new Good Time Junior Travel Banjo.The Deering Junior was formerly called the Deering Parlor Banjo. We stock he original Blonde color with silver hardware. Made in America. Easy to play! Durable and easy to maintain! The Goodtime JR. banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone...
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    $499.00
    "Ukelele Banjo" Banjo Uke by Deering The Deering Goodtime Banjo Uke at Banjoteacher.com IN STOCKThese banjo uke "ukelele banjos" made by Deering are the best. They have an 11 inch banjo head size as opposed to the standard 8 inch size of other banjo ukes. They sound great, look great, are of high US made quality and are really easy to play and learn on....
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    $1,079.00
    DEERING GOODTIME BLACKGRASS SPECIAL 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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    $374.99
    Gold Tone 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...
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    $459.99
    Gold Tone CC Mini - Banjo Size for Kids or Easy Carry Travel Adult Practice Banjo The Gold Tone CC Mini Banjo is the perfect banjo for kids to learn play banjo on and in my opinion the best small banjo for children or adults traveling.It is a banjo that is easy to travel with, practice, and great for kids and youth banjo students to learn on. It has a...
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    $599.00
    Deering Banjo Uke - Tenor Scale - 17 Fret 12 Inch Rim Tenor Banjo Uke - Tuned to GCEA Deering Goodtime Banjo Uke's "Ukelele Banjos"IN STOCK The Deering Tenor Banjo Uke with 17 frets is still tuned to GCEA and has a 12 inch Rim.This is a very cool banjo uke, still tuned to standard tuning, but has the 12 inch pot and a 17 fret neck. I'm a bluegrass banjo...
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    $399.99
    Gold Tone CC-50TR Traveler - 19 fret - Tuned to G Notes from Ross Nickerson on the CC-50 TR models from Goldtone This banjo is perfect for carrying on airplanes and taking along with you on trips. We also set it up tuned to open G tuning and is an easy banjo to have close by to pick up and practice anytime. Ross NickersonFor your convenience -we set...
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    $459.99
    The Baritone Banjo Uke (BUB) is an affordable alternative to the Gold Tone Banjolele series now available in a baritone scale length. Tuned DGBE, this model features a maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard, geared tuners, a single adjustable coordinator rod, and plate-style resonator. Includes hard shell case. Our standard stock tuning is indicated...
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    BanjoTeacher.com Banjo Demo Video Playlist View a complete playlist of demonstration videos performed by Ross Nickerson of Recording King, Gold Tone, Deering, Nechville, Morgan Monroe and Gold Star Banjos. At the top is a short video on our banjo set ups. There are several playlists below that. Each playlist has multiple videos.Banjo Set Ups at...
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    $1,495.00
    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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