Doc Fossey Guitar for the 5-String Banjo Player

5.00/5 - 2 reviews

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 I've been an artist endorser and dealer since Doc Fossey began these around 2006. They are really fun to play and offer a great sound alternative to a 5-string banjo. Call me - Ross 866-322-6567. I enjoy talking banjos.

Here is a quick demo of the Doc Fossey Guitar Banjo which is a Guitar body with a 5-string neck and tuned like a Banjo. I had a student visiting from Australia and she took the video. She also took the Doc Fossey home, fell in love with it. She loved the tone and found it in her words "more forgiving". She was able to easily pull a pleasing smooth tone out of it right away.

This is a song I made up that day that I didn't name. Now I need a name so I'm calling it  "Wahoo".

Here is another video I did way back in 2006. I'm picking We Three Kings. Ihope you like it, I sure enjoyed playing it.

Here are some Manufacturer Specs and Details

The Doc Fossey guitar is an innovative instrument designed for five string banjo players. It allows the five string banjo player to employ the finger picking style of play into other genres of music beyond bluegrass, such as folk, rock, classical, and many more. The Doc Fossey guitar is a handmade, solid hard wood instrument composed of an Engelmann spruce soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides, and a sapele (mahogany) neck. It contains sapele binding, abalone trim with a traditional banjo style abalone fret inlay, Gotoh® gold tuners with pearloid buttons, and a high-gloss finish.

Besides Shipping in the US, we have shipped these to Europe, Australia and Canada. Don't hesitate to call with questions. 1-866-322-6567 or email us

The Doc Fossey Comes with free hard shell case, Free US Shipping, 5 of Banjo Instruction DVDs and a Free Electronic Tuner.


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Your banjo comes with a free hard shell banjo case. $199 retail

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Fundamentals of Five String Banjo,
Banjo Jamming and Play Along
Playing Banjo By Ear & Learning Chords
Rock Solid Banjo Timing and Backup
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Sep 11, 2015
The tone is fantastic
Hi Ross.....I am very impressed with the guitar it is very well made and the tone is fantastic, I particularly like the 4th string tone. I am still getting used to the quiet sound and weight of the guitar compared to my banjo. I am going to enjoy playing both instruments equally!!. I think I am sending Carole (wife, she who must be obeyed) mad because I am still playing my trumpet as well!!!!. Thank you once again for your excellent service, it is always a great pleasure doing business with you!!.

Sep 11, 2015
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I am sure you get lots of accolades regarding your fantastic guitar, so here is mine too, the workmanship and quality is excellent, the inlay is beautiful, the tone is sweet…It is great to be able to play this guitar and not have to learn new guitar chords etc. The price for this type of quality guitar and good quality case is a true bargain!!!!. I am very pleased I bought this guitar untried and tested and going on the reputation and recommendation of Ross Nickerson!!.

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