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Open Back Banjos 

Featuring GoldTone Open Back Banjos 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 Music, Old Timey, folk or traditional Appalachian mus...

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  • Goldtone
    Goldtone

    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 Time Banjos from Gold Tone Banjos!

  • 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 for learning and playing bluegrass, clawhammer, and old time styles. Many beginner banjos to start on with beginner banjo kits. Deerings are American Made in California. We are a full service Deering Dealer.

  • 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

    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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    White Laydie 250 Plus Banjo from Gold Tone Due to the enormous popularity of the WL-250, GoldTone has now introduced an exquisite version featuring our custom tree of life inlay. Unlike other tree of life inlay designs, the position markers are easily seen by the flower patterns for up the neck playing. Scooped fingerboard is unavailable for this model....
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    $359.00
    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 (1)
    $549.00
    The Recording King OT25 - RK OT25 Open Back Old Time Style Clawhammer Banjo A 5-string open back old time beginner clawhammer banjo that has authentic old timey banjo tone and is 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 use the same hardware, tuning pegs,...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (1)
    $441.00
    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...
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    $464.00
    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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    $1,364.00
    Gold Tone Bob Carlin 350 Plus BanjoThe 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...
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    $914.00
    White Laydie Open Back Banjo for Gold Tone Our premier open back banjo has remarkable tone and exquisite cosmetics. A White Ladye tone ring combined with a thin maple rim provides ample volume and a wonderful plunky tone. Features include ebony fingerboard, cloud position markers, Straight Line tailpiece, reversible two way truss rod, body and neck...
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    $479.00
    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. This one is great for beginners too or claw-hammer players looking for a new sound to add to their reportoire...
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    $839.00
    Long Neck MM 150 Banjo from Gold Tone It includes a tradition heel cut, no-knot tailpiece, and Vega-style armrest. The White Ladye tone ring provides a loud plunky tone preferred by old timey players. List of FREE Items Included with this BanjoFree Electronic Tuner Free Beginner Clawhammer DVD Free 1 YR Access to Silver Members Lesson Site...
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    $1,094.00
    Notes from Ross Nickerson on the BC 350 models from Goldtone This is the new Bob Carlin signature model BC 350 Plus. Look at the quality and attention to detail on this. This is every bit like an expensive custom built model that should cost in the $4000 or $5000 range. Very Impressed. Wayne's done it again, They are really "hands on" at Goldtone and...
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    $554.00
    CC100 Plus Open Back model from Goldtone and BanjoTeacher.com 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 neck and body, double coordinator rods, curly maple...
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    $741.00
    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 (0)
    $839.00
    Gold Tone MM150 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...
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    $3,060.00
    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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    $1,289.00
    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...
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    $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...
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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. Tuned in an E Chord, The Boston Long Neck is easier to sing with for deep voices. Made popular by Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio the Long Neck banjo has a greater range for all styles of music. The Boston Long Neck is a very...
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    $479.00
    Goodtime Parlor Banjo - Travel Banjo and Banjo for Children to Learn On The Deering Parlor Goodtime beginner banjo is American made and easy to learn on. It's shorter 19 fret neck makes it a great banjo for kids and can still be tuned to standard bluegrass open G tuning. The Deering Goodtime Banjos are a really easy banjo to play which makes it even...
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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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    $4,686.75
    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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    $999.00
    Artisan Goodtime Openback Special Deering Banjo Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays!The patented Special Tone Ring found beneath the beauty of the Artisan Goodtime Special Openback makes it louder and brighter than the standard openback model and is great for players who like to jam and want to be heard. The rich...
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    $441.00
    Goldtone CC OTA Travel Size Clawhammer Banjo This 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 great as a travel banjo, for a...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (4)
    $689.00
    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 (0)
    $2,249.00
    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...
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    $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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    $579.00
    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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    $1,409.00
    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 (1)
    $889.00
    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...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (3)
    $489.00
    Deering Beginner Banjo for Bluegrass or Clawhammer Styles The "Good Time" Deering Beginner Banjo 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...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $739.00
    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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    $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.BanjoTeacher.com Banjo Demo Video Playlist Gold Tone Demo Videos by Ross Nickerson More BanjoTeacher.com Information
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    $309.00
    The Hobo is an open back banjo reminiscent of early 20th century style instruments. 18 brackets with a snappy tone that projects!discontinued modelmore open back banjo possibilities 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 shipping...
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    $59.00
    Button Post Leather Banjo Strap for Banjos with Smaller Space to Attach the Strap - Patent Pending Fits Banjos with Smaller Bracket SpaceSpecially designed hand made leather banjo strap that fits open back banjos, lower priced beginner banjos with or without resonator and any banjo with the shoe and bracket design.The majority of quality banjo straps and...
  • 0 1 2 3 4 (0)
    $441.00
    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...
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