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Gold Tone CC-100RW (WIDE NECK) and Case FREE Beginner Package
I have played other instruments in my life and was set on getting a banjo at some point. Where I'm f ...
Gold Tone OB-Grandee Gold Plated Bluegrass Banjo Granada
Got the banjo today and couldn't be happier. It's beautiful and sounds really pretty. If I played ...
Gold Tone OB-150 Bluegrass Banjo with Brass Flathead Tone Ring
Got my banjo today! Oh my goodness! Your going to get me fired from work,all I want to do is sit aro ...
BanjoMate Thinline Armrest Wood Armrest That Fits All Bracket Configurations
Just received and installed on my 1897 S.S.Stewart Special Thoroughbred. Love it! Easy to install an ...
Deering Goodtime 2 Banjo with Free Deering Case and Beginner Package
I ordered the banjo knowing shipping to Alaska is often expensive. It was more than the guesstimate ...
No Knot Style Tailpiece
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Gold Tone CC-OT - Beginner Clawhammer Open Back Banjo with FREE Beginner Kit
I learned 3 finger in the mid 1970's and have owned a Stelling Sunflower for 30+yrs. I turned 70 re ...

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These banjos I've chosen for reasons that I feel give an extra value for the price. All the banjos on my website I can recommend though or I would not offer them. Ive had experience with all the brands and played them all. Call me anytime for advice- 866-322-6567


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    Gold Tone OB-150 Pro Bluegrass Banjo Brass Flat Head Tonering, 3-Ply Maple Rim, One Piece Flange Zero Glide Nut Upgrade and 5th string Capo Spikes INSTALLED FREE with the Gold Tone OB-150 The Gold Tone OB-150 Orange Blossom is a new model which offers "Pre-war" style at a price anyone can afford. It’s an amazing banjo with authentic tone and at this...
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    $3,799.00
    Gold Tone OB-Bela Bluegrass Heart Béla Fleck Banjo Includes Fiberglass Flight Case I am excited about the new Bela Fleck Model from Gold Tone that today's top 5-string banjo player, Bela Fleck and Wayne Rogers from Gold Tone have designed. Now anyone can take advantage of Bela's expertise in tone which is extensive. Wayne explained to me all the...
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    Recording King RK-R35 Banjo Maple 5-string Pro Bluegrass Banjo with Resonator The Recording King RK35 or called by it's full name "The Madison RK-R35 gives banjo players on any level the option of a high-quality, great-sounding banjo with the classic 1930's Gibson  Mastertone-Style. The 35 has a one piece flange, flathead tone ring, presto tailpiece,...
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    Recording King RK-R36 Banjo 5-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-R36 includes FREE US Shipping, FREE Pro Set-up, FREE Guardian Hardshell case, FREE...
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    Gold Tone OB-Standard- Earl Scruggs Model Reissue The Gold Tone OB-Standard was inspired by the Gibson Mastertone Earl Scruggs Model. Gold Tone has done a tremendous job of recreating both the look and sound. I played this new model at it's premier at the 2023 IBMA International Bluegrass Association Trade show. It sounded and looked great. I'm real...
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    Gold Tone OB-3 Mastertone™ Pro Banjo "The Twanger" Gold Tone Orange Blossom OB-3 Mastertone™ Call Ross for best price and extras - 866-322-6567 SPECIAL FEATURES ON THE OB-3 INCLUDED HEREGOTOH Tuners The OB-3 comes with high quality GOTOH tuners standard! 5th string Capo Spikes INSTALLED FREE with the Gold Tone OB-3 Zero Glide Nut INSTALLED Free...
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    Deering Goodtime 2 Beginner Banjo with Resonator Includes Ross Nickerson Beginner Package and the Official Deering Gig Bag The Deering Beginner Banjo Goodtime 2 with resonator made in the USA is perfect for learning to play bluegrass 5-string banjo with its light weight easy feel. A wood back resonator back provides more projection of sound. The Good...
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    $1,999.00
    Gold Tone OB-2 Mastertone™ "Bowtie" Pro Banjo OB-2 Replica of Gibson RB-250 Mastertone with Bowtie Inlay The Gold Tone OB-2 vintage RB-250 Gibson Mastertone replica with bowtie inlay features a powerful 19 hole brass flathead tone ring, 3 ply maple rim and one piece flange. It's sound features and specs are similar to the popular OB-3 but with...
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    Gold Tone OB-3EF: 24-Fret Scale Bluegrass Banjo "Twanger" Orange Blossom OB-3EF with 24 fret scale length -  Mastertone™ SPECIAL FEATURES ON THE OB-3EF INCLUDED HEREGOTOH Tuners The OB-3EF comes with high quality GOTOH tuners standard! 5th string Capo Spikes INSTALLED FREE with the Gold Tone OB-EF Zero Glide Nut INSTALLED Free on the OB-3EF...
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    $799.00
    The New Recording King RK-OT26 with White Lady Tone Ring Free Pro Set Up Open Back Old Time Clawhammer Banjo - "White Laydie" Tone Ring Includes Free Gig bagDiscounted Guardian Hard Shell Case deal IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIPMadison Old Time Banjo with Scooped Fretboard2-ply Maple RimMaple NeckRK Whyte Laydie Tone Ring...
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    $2,699.00
    Gold Tone OB 300 - Gold Plated Bluegrass Banjo with Tree of Life Inlay 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. This gold-plated beauty has all the spec wanted on a high-end profession banjo. It has a curly maple neck and matching curly...
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    Gold Tone ML-1 Baritone Banjo - Bela Fleck Signature "The Missing Link" 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...
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    $499.00
    Deering Good Time 1 Beginner Banjo for Bluegrass or Clawhammer Styles Free Ross Ross Nickerson Beginner Package, Free Shipping, Free Beginning the 5-string Banjo Book/CDs/DVD, Special Deering T-Wrench and 3 Year Gold Online Lesson MembershipThe "Good Time" Deering Beginner Banjo G1 is a really easy banjo to play and which makes it even easier to learn...
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    Gold Tone OB-150EF Extra Fret - 24 inch Scale Pro Bluegrass Banjo Brass Flat Head Tonering, 3-Ply Maple Rim, One Piece Flange Zero Glide Nut Upgrade and 5th string Capo Spikes INSTALLED FREE with the Gold Tone OB-150EF. The Gold Tone OB-150EF Orange Blossom is a new model which offers "Pre-war" style at a price anyone can afford. It’s an amazing...
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    $649.00
    The Recording King "OT-25' - Madison RK-OT25 Free Pro Set Up Open Back Old Time Clawhammer Banjo Includes Free Gig bagDiscounted Guardian Hard Shell Case dealThe Recording King RK-OT25 5-string open back old time beginner clawhammer banjo that has authentic old timey banjo tone and is an easy to learn banjo on.These OT 25's are seriously a cut...
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    Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Banjo with Free Case The Deering 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 on banjo by...
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    Gold Tone OB-Grandee - Gold Plated Granada Replica The Gold Tone OB-Grande is an amazing reissue of the Gibson Mastertone Gold Plated Granada. It features amazing  tone and punch with the beauty of Gold Plating,I played this new model OB-Grandee at it's premier at the 2023 IBMA International Bluegrass Association Trade show. I really liked the feel and...
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    Sierra 5-String Deering Banjo Available in Maple or Mahogany See Ross Nickerson's Deering Sierra Banjo Videos, Maple Sierra and Mahogany Sierra. The Deering Sierra 5-string Bluegrass Banjo has been the most popular Deering professional level banjo for almost 30 years. We are proud to manufacture the Sierra as affordably as possible and still retain all...
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    $629.00
    Gold Tone CC-50RP Beginner Banjo With Planetary Tuners 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...
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    Recording King RK-R75 - The Elite!RK-75 Bluegrass Resonator Banjo The RK-R75 Elite 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 of quality, look and TONE for this price.  The RK 75 is a banjo that I would not hesitate to play...
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    The Gold Tone Banjola is now the Banjola Plus Includes Free Heavy Padded Bag and Free Banjo Pickup Installed The Gold Tone Banjola has been upgraded to include an electronic pickup standard. The new plus model also features a new bridge design which is a tremendous improvement and zero glide nut standard as well which boosts the Banjola's clarity and...
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    Gold Tone Dojo Deluxe with Free Gig Bag The sweet sustained tone of the Gold Tone Dojo DLX is so right for expressive fills and emotional solo play. The cutaway curly maple body has beautiful decorative bindings and carries a comfortable five-string banjo neck with planetary-gear tuners and a rosewood fretboard that any banjoist will feel at home on. The...
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    Recording King RK-R76 Elite RK-76 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 in the US with deluxe Guardian hardshell banjo case and with the best deal.When investing in a banjo like the Recording...
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    Gold Tone OB -150+ Plus Model with JLS Tone Ring The Gold Tone Banjo Model OB-150 is now available as he OB-150+ Plus Custom Built with JLS flathead tone ring upgrade.Zero Glide Nut and 5th string Capo Spikes INSTALLED FREE with the GoldTone OB-150 PlusOB-150 Plus with JLS Tone RingI came up with the idea to offer an OB-150 Plus Model with JLS Tone Ring...
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    Goodtime Junior Banjo - Travel Banjo and Banjo for Children to Learn On 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 for children learning and as an adult travel practice banjo. With a shorter...
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    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 Orange Blossom is a new model which...
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    $1,429.00
    Deering Goodtime Blackgrass Special Banjo with Free Case 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...
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    Gold Tone OB-2AT Archtop - Vintage Bowtie with Archtop Tone Ring OB-2AT Archtop Replica of Gibson RB-250 Mastertone Archtop with Bowtie Inlay The Gold Tone OB-2AT vintage RB-250 Gibson Mastertone replica with bowtie inlay features a powerful 40 hole sand cast brass arch top tone ring similar to the 1920's orginal/ Also a 3 ply maple rim and one piece...
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    $679.00
    Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo with 12 inch rim Mellow 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. Demo Version Available - All Free Items Still Included with Demo VersionThe Americana™ is the first 5-string banjo...
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    $559.00
    Deering Good Time Junior - Parlor Size 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...
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    Recording King Carl Jackson Signature Model RK-RCJ We're excited to announce the soon to be available Carl Jackson Signature Model Banjo from Recording King Banjos.Carl Jackson was a childhood prodigy on the 5-string banjo and went on to play with Bluegrass legends Jim and Jessee when he was just a teenager. He also played regularly with Glen Campbell...
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    $799.00
    Gold Tone CC-100R Plus Banjo with Resonator 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. NEW IN 2022: Free SMP Plus Pickup Installed on this CC-100R Plus  $139 Value with Free InstallationNotes from...
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    $5,219.00
    Deering Calico 5-String Banjo at BanjoTeacher.com A premium quality world class 5-string banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response providing an excellent tool for all styles of music. At this...
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    $749.00
    Gold Tone CC-100R Beginner Banjo with Resonator Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you find more bang for the buck with the Cripple Creek. New: 2022 Planetary Tuners Now Standard on CC-100R $89 - Value The CC-100R at Banjoteacher.com comes with Zero Glide Nut Standard now. Zero Glide Nut DetailsNever before has an entry level banjo...
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    Gold Tone OB-3RF Radius Fretboard Mastertone™ Pro Banjo "The Twanger" Orange Blossom OB-3RF with Radiused Fretboard 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 Snuffy Smith High Quality Premium Banjo Bridge Now Included ($30 value) The...
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    $439.00
    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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