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RKT-05 - 4-string Recording King Tenor Banjo
Great instrument - very happy with my purchase. Has a lovely tone. Came quickly and well-packaged.
Recording King RK R76 - Elite
Hi Ross, I got the Elite 76 in UPS today here at work! Man, what a banjo!!! I'm loving the 76, I'm g ...
Recording King RK R75 - Elite
Ross: Just wanted to thank you for all your help with the RK 75 banjo. Your insight and patience's w ...
Gold Tone Pat Cloud Banjola
I bought my PC banjola several years ago from Ross. Although I have other banjos (Stelling, Gibson) ...
Gold Tone - AC-5 Beginner Bluegrass Banjo
This banjo exceeded my expectations it plays and sounds great! Ross is great to order from he took t ...
Deering Goodtime Blackgrass SPECIAL Banjo - Free 5 Piece Beginner Package
First things first, this Banjo is incredibly hard to find. The fact that I found it here was a bless ...

Open Back Banjos 

Open Back Banjos for Bluegrass, Clawhammer, Old Time and Folk Styles

Featuring Gold Tone and Deering Open Back Banjos

Open-back banjos are normally associated with a popular style of banjo playing called clawhammer. Clawhammer banjo is normally associated with a genre of traditional music that is different from bluegrass that is called Old Time ...

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  • Goldtone
    Goldtone

    Gold Tone Open Back banjos for Clawhammer, Old Time, frailing and other folk styles

    Goldtone Open Back banjos for Clawhammer, Old Time, frailing and other folk style. Many open back banjos can also work well for three finger bluegrass style as a lighter weight alternative to heavier bluegrass banjos with a resonator.

    We carry all Gold Tone Old time banjos and at the best prices. We include a case with every Gold Tone open back banjo and many other free items like electronic tuners and straps.

    ...."Thanks for beating my lowest quote and I will definitely will be back to order again! Great customer service"

    Open Back Clawhammer, Old Timey Banjos from Gold Tone!

  • Morgan Monroe Open Back Banjos
    Morgan Monroe Open...

    Morgan Monroe open back banjos for sale at great prices. Good models to learn to play banjo for bluegrass, clawhammer, old timey and folk style banjo.

  • Deering Open Back
    Deering Open Back

    Deering Open Back Banjos

    Deering open back banjos for learning and playing bluegrass, clawhammer banjo style, and old time banjo. Many beginner banjos to start on with beginner banjo kits. Deerings are American Made in California. We are a full service Deering Dealer. Long Neck Banjos, Deering Good Time, Artisan and Vega open back banjos.

  • Nechville Open Back Banjos
    Nechville Open Back...

    Nechville Open Back Banjos

    Nechville Banjos known for their bluegrass Helimount designed banjos with resonator designed an open back banjo with class and many innovative features called the "Moonshiner".

  • Long Neck Banjos
    Long Neck Banjos

    Long Neck Banjos

    We have a great selection of Long Neck banjos and long neck banjo cases.
    A long neck banjo is three frets longer than a standard 22 fret banjo and is tuned to open E tuning. The 5th string peg is not at the 5th fret it is located up at the 8th fret. If you put a banjo capo on a long neck banjo at the 3rd fret you are in Open G and capo on the 7th fret in A. If you want to add 5th string capo spikes to a long neck banjo, the common frets to place them at are the 11th 13th and 15th frets. If you purchase a long neck banjo us we can install them at the correct frets for you. Long Neck banjos do not require special strings and normal banjo strings are long enough.

    The notes to tune a Long Neck Banjo to for standard long neck open E Tuning are
    5th string-E 4th string-B 3rd string-E 2nd string-G# 1st string-B
    Using a Capo on a long neck banjo to play in different keys
    For Open G - Capo to 3rd fret and use the 5th string capo spike at the 11th fret
    For Key of A Capo to 5th fret and use the 5th string capo spike at the 13th fret
    For Key of B Capo to 7th fret and use the 5th string capo spike at the 15th fret

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  • 0 1 2 3 4 (2)
    $599.00
    Gold Tone CC-OT Beginner Clawhammer Banjo Notes from Ross Nickerson on the CC OT Banjo The Gold Tone CC OT Beginner Clawhammer Banjo comes with a free beginner frailing/clawhammer/old time banjo instruction DVD from Bob Carlin, a free banjo case, a shoulder strap that is made specifically for banjo and a 5th string capo spike for playing in the Key of...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (1)
    $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...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (3)
    $649.00
    The Recording King OT-25 - RK OT 25 Open Back Old Time Clawhammer Banjo IN STOCK The 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 above other Old Time Open back clawhammer style banjos in the same price range. They...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (2)
    $699.00
    Gold Tone CC Carlin 12 inch Open Back Old Time Banjo Gold Tone banjos has introduced a new 12 inch pot open back banjo called the CC-Carlin. This is a great way to add the 12 inch banjo pot tone and feel to your repertoire at a low very affordable price. CC-Carlin now includes Installed Planetary Tuning Pegs StandardThis one is great for beginners too or...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (4)
    $1,099.00
    Gold Tone WL-250 White Ladye Open Back Old Time Clawhammer Banjo Includes Free Gold Tone Hard Shell Case The Gold Tone WL-250 White Layde open back banjo designed like Vega White Layde's of old with remarkable tone and exquisite cosmetics. The White Layde with white layde tone ring and frailing scoop is designed for today's old time and clawhammer banjo...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (3)
    $999.00
    MM 150 from Gold Tone For a sweet frailing or clawhammer tone the MM-150 is the original open back and has been very well received. Options include a long neck (MM-150LN). The MM 150 open back has 24 brackets, White Ladye tone ring (a three part tone ring famous for its plunky and sustaining tone) clear finish on maple, chrome-plated parts, maple neck,...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (5)
    $1,299.00
    Gold Tone Bob Carlin BC- 350 This Carlin model was the first to be issued; it was the result of a meeting between Bob and Gold Tone president Wayne Rogers at the 2004 IBMA Fan Fest. All of the BC-350 features and dimensions are per Mr. Carlin's specifications (arrived at after several trips by Bob to the Gold Tone plant) and include a twelve-inch...
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    $1,399.00
    Classic old time sound OT 800 This Vega style replica is an accurate reproduction of the most sought after pot in the classic Old Time sound. A metal bracket band contains the lug bolts avoiding holes in the rim for a solid tone. The brass Tubaphone style tone ring rings loud and clear with maximum sustain. Classic style ngraved inlays, maple neck and...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (4)
    $899.00
    Gold Tone CB 100 - Open Back Banjo with Scooped Neck For Clawhammer Banjo Styles and Old Time Banjo Style The CB-100 was created to meet the demands of the modern old-time player. It's lightweight minimalist design yields nothing but effortless playability.  Entry price with all the features of a high end. A scooped fingerboard, brass rod tone ring, and...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (2)
    $419.00
    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...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (10)
    $529.00
    Deering Good Time 1 Beginner Banjo for Bluegrass or Clawhammer Styles Free Ross Ross Nickerson Beginner Pacakge, Official Deering Case, Free Shipping, Free Beginning the 5-string Banjo Book/CDs/DVD, Special Deering T-Wrench and 1 year Silver Online Lesson MembershipIN STOCKThe "Good Time" Deering Beginner Banjo G1 is a really easy banjo to play and which...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $649.00
    The Gold Star GE-1 Prospector Old-Time Banjo The Gold Star Prospector Old Time Banjo is an open back banjo perfect for learning and playing clawhammer and old time banjo styles. This is the first open back old time banjo produced by Gold Star Banjos. It features the high quality you'd expect from Gold Star who has the highest of reputation's from their...
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    $599.00
    Gold Tone CC-OTA Travel Size Clawhammer Banjo Comes Tuned to Open G TuningThis Banjo is great for Children learning the play clawhammer banjo styles too, The CC OT A is a shorter neck scale open back banjo that is 19 frets long instead of the 22 frets on a normal length 5-string banjo. The CC OT A is an open back old timey clawhammer that banjo works...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $599.00
    Gold Tone CC-100 Open Back Beginner Banjo From Gold Tone Includes Free Heavy Padded Bag and Free 5 Piece Beginner Package 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...
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    $1,184.00
    5-String Old Time 700A Banjo from GoldTone Pro Model A-Scale 5-string banjo with Tubaphone-style tone ring, ebony fingerboard, vintage engraved inlays, and frailing scoop. The most requested tone ring for the "Old Time" sound. Includes hard shell case. List of FREE Items Included with this BanjoFree Electronic Tuner Free Banjo Strap...
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    $3,076.00
    The MOONSHINE is Back! Now with the Excelsior Heli-Mount Frame The cherished traditional open back sound in a totally new look. The Moonshine offers all the benefits of the Heli-Mount and Quick-Cam neck mounting technology with distinctive style and comfort. The Moonshine features an Ebony fingerboard. Neck and body components of the Moonshine are...
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    $1,649.00
    Gold Tone Bob Carlin 350 Plus Banjo The Goldtone Bob Carlin BC 350 Plus has a 12 inch rim or I like to call it a "12 inch open back pot". It offers deep authentic tone and the BC 350 Plus when you hold it feels and looks like it should cost a lot more. I've played these and I can tell you that the pictures don't really do it justice. While this banjo is...
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    $5,595.00
    KINGSTON TRIO LONG NECK BANJO Tuned in E or capoed in G, and great for deep singing voices, the Kingston Trio Long Neck celebrates the success of one of the longest living popular folk bands. If, like Greg Deering, you first found a love of the banjo from listening to the Kingston Trio, having one of these wonderful banjos makes you a part of something...
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    $2,449.00
    Boston Long Neck Deering Banjo Made popular by Pete Seeger,the Long Neck banjo has a greater range for all styles of music. The Boston Long Neck Banjo Model has been discontinued by the manufacturerCheck our other Long Necks we have available Long Neck Banjos at BanjoTeacher.com Tuned in an E Chord, The Boston Long Neck is easier to sing with for deep...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (3)
    $699.00
    Gold Tone CC-100 Plus Open Back at BanjoTeacher.com Includes Free Heavy Padded Bag and Free 5 Piece Beginner Package Notes from Ross Nickerson on the CC100 Plus Open Back BanjoWow, this model is beautiful, it has some great features and a great look too. This one just feels good to play. You would be proud to own this model. It's features include maple...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $2,695.50
    Old Time Openback 5-String Banjo The Marc Horowitz Gold Tone open back 5 string banjo. Designed by banjoist Marc Horowitz in conjunction with Gold Tone Banjos and Nechville Banjos.Marc Horowitz was determined to come up with a dependable, stable and great-sounding instrument old time open back banjo. The Gold Tone/Nechville OT-MH Old Time banjo mates...
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    $1,026.00
    Gold Tone White Ladye Long Neck Banjo WL-250 LN The Gold Tone White Ladie Long Neck Banjo WL-250 LN is perfect long neck banjo alternative for playing Pete Seeger style and you can not beat the price range it is in too. The sound great with the classic verga style white layde tone ring and give you all the options of playing a long neck tuned to the Open...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $2,299.00
    Eagle II OpenBack 5-String Deering Banjo Deering's newest professional grade openback 5-string banjo. The Eagle II™ banjo is a whole new breed of banjo.The Eagle II openback banjo features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that gives the banjo an extremely clear tone. This is an...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $2,319.00
    Sierra Openback 5-String Deering Banjo The most popular and affordable professional grade banjo now available as an openback Greg Deering knows what it feels like to want a professional banjo and not be able to afford it, so this has become the flagship of our line. We make the Sierra affordable and you get all the most important features that affect...
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    $1,199.00
    Gold Tone MM-150 Long Neck BanjoMaple Mountain MM-150LN The Gold Tone Maple Mountain MM 150LN Long Neck Banjo is perfect for playing in the styles of the Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger and other 60's folk music groups. Long Neck banjos are tuned to Open E tuning rather than the standard Open G tuning on normal length 5-string banjos. This gives you a unique...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $559.00
    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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    $1,499.90
    The Old Tone 800 Long Neck (0T-800LN) is the ultimate longneck banjo. This tubaphone style longneck is tuned 1 1/2 steps lower for the best singing keys. A great folk style banjo, it closely resembles Mr. Seegers famous plunky tone, a sound desired by songsters. The engraved inlay is set off by the ebony fingerboard and the pot includes a bracket band...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (5)
    $879.00
    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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    $799.00
    Deering Artisan Goodtime Banjo Easy banjo to learn on and sounds great THESE DEERING GOODTIME ARTISAN'S ARE IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP! 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....
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    $799.00
    Good Time Artisan Parlor Banjo - Travel and Children Size 5-String 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...
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    $0.00
    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...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $559.00
    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...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $599.00
    GoldTone CC OT - Openback Clawhammer Banjo Includes Bob Carlin Instructional DVD, Capo spike, gig bag, strap, frailing scoop, and all Old Time style cosmetics. The comfy maple neck has a rosewood fretboard complete with scoop, and both the neck and the rim wear a rich brown satin finish. Other furnishings include a No Knot tailpiece, a Vega-style...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $729.00
    Deering Goodtime Two 19 Fret Tenor Banjo with Resonator All wood, rim and resonator this is a great tenor for learning to play jazz, be it Dixieland or Traditional jazz Irish tuning styles or in Chicago Tuning. This banjo is light weight and not as loud as a more expensive banjo so it's easier on the ears of family members. It has a very pleasant tone...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $529.00
    Deering Goodtime Tenor Banjo - 4-String 19 Fret for Jazz or Irish Styles THE DEERING GOODTIME 19 FRET TENOR BANJO IS IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP! Made in America at the Deering Banjo factory in California, the Goodtime openback banjo weighs about 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, taking to the beach and provides a vibrant singing...
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    $34.19
    Deering Stitched Leather Cradle Banjo Strap Leather Strap Made to fit Open Back Banjos  This specially stitched leather strap by Deering is made to fit all open back banjos. It's the only leather strap small enough to fit behind the brackets of a Deering Goodtime, Artisan or other open back banjos.This leather cradle banjo strap fits Deering Goodtime,...
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