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  1. Rover RB-20 5-String Bluegrass Banjo Rover RB-20 5-String Bluegrass Banjo
    $259.99
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  2. Gold Star GF-100W Mahogany Wreath 5-String Banjo Gold Star GF-100W Mahogany Wreath 5-String Banjo
    Gold Star GF-100W Mahogany Wreath 5-String Banjo

    A traditional flathead banjo completely faithful to the original '30s models.

    $1,589.99
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    Vega Long Neck Banjo Vega Long Neck Banjo
    Vega Long Neck Banjo

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    Recording King USA Series M7 Banjo Recording King USA Series M7 Banjo
    $2,999.99
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  1. Deering Classic Goodtime Special 5-String Open Back Banjo Deering Classic Goodtime Special 5-String Open Back Banjo
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  2. Gold Star GF-200 Flamed Maple Sunburst 5-String Banjo Gold Star GF-200 Flamed Maple Sunburst 5-String Banjo
    Gold Star GF-200 Flamed Maple Sunburst 5-String Banjo

    Classic bluegrass tone.

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  3. Vega Little Wonder Banjo Vega Little Wonder Banjo
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    Deering Crossfire Electric Banjo Deering Crossfire Electric Banjo
    Deering Crossfire Electric Banjo

    An electric banjo for unlimited new sonic possibilities!

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    Recording King Starlight Series Open Back Banjo Recording King Starlight Series Open Back Banjo
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  2. Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo
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    Recording King USA Series M5 Banjo Recording King USA Series M5 Banjo
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  4. Ibanez B50 5-String Banjo Ibanez B50 5-String Banjo
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Five string banjos have a distinct twang like no other. The plucky bounce of most banjo music has had people dancing and singing along for centuries. Being a part of this tradition is a great reason to try out this unique instrument and the modern tune-ups make it easier to attempt than ever. The banjo we know today originated in the 1830s and is most commonly associated with American ‘old time’ music, bluegrass and country genres. However, modern musicians such as Mumford & Sons and Sufjan Stevens are embracing the instrument and have begun incorporating into their own unique arrangements. Finding a banjo tab for your favorite classics and pop hits is pretty easy with more and more musicians trying this instrument out.

Five string banjos rely on a string that begins at the fifth fret. This gives you the ability to play with different tunings and to attain a higher tone not quite as easy to attain with a four string. This high note is very useful in a lot of Irish and Celtic music as much of this genre has songs that reach the higher registers.

If you’re considering buying a banjo you have to look the variations of rim and tone ring constructions. These components are critical to the overall sound of your banjo so you want to decide early on what you are after. If you’re just beginning, a multi-plywood rim that’s featured on the Recording King Dirty 30s banjo is a lightweight option that resonates crisply giving you a clear tone that projects well. For more advanced players, metal options like the brass featured on the Washburn B17 Sunburst projects even further than wooden models and are perfect for lightning fast bluegrass players who want the banjo to stand out over the other instruments.

The tradition of banjo music is certainly not limited to old timey barn dances. Whether you’re looking to continue the custom with your Celtic group or want to re-invent and incorporate the distinct tone into your own musical arrangements, there is a banjo that will suit your needs and ensure your personal technique stands out.

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