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    Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim
    Product Price $149.99 Regular Price $199.99 On Sale Now!
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    Rogue Travel / Starter Banjo
    Rogue Travel / Starter Banjo
    Product Price $129.99 Regular Price $179.99 On Sale Now!
  3. Deering The Goodtime 2 Banjo
    Deering The Goodtime 2 Banjo
    Product Price $679.00
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    Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo
    Product Price $599.00
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    Recording King Dirty '30s Open Back Tone Ring Banjo
    Product Price $269.99
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    Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo
    Product Price $1,999.00
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    Recording King RK-R35 Madison Tone Ring Banjo
    Product Price $1,149.99
    Or $32/month for 36 months
  8. Gold Tone CC-100R+ Cripple Creek Banjo with Resonator
    Product Price $667.50
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    Deering Goodtime Banjo
    Product Price $489.00
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    Recording King The Elite Traditional Banjo
    Product Price $1,949.99
    Or $55/month for 36 months
  11. Deering Goodtime Midnight Special 5 string Resonator Banjo
    Product Price $1,229.00
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    Recording King Bluegrass Series RK-R20 Songster Banjo
    Product Price $629.99
    Or $18/month for 36 months
  13. Ibanez B50 5-String Banjo
    Ibanez B50 5-String Banjo
    Product Price $299.99
  14. Gold Tone ML-1 Béla Fleck Series Baritone Banjo
    Product Price $1,510.50
  15. Recording King RKO-3S Open Back Banjo
    Recording King RKO-3S Open Back Banjo
    Product Price $199.99
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    Morgan Monroe Rocky Top RT-B01 Banjo
    Product Price $164.95
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    Gold Tone Maple Classic Banjo with Steel Tone Ring
    Product Price $719.39
  18. Gold Tone CC-100R Resonator Banjo
    Gold Tone CC-100R Resonator Banjo
    Product Price $540.00
  19. Gold Tone CC-100 (O) Open Back Banjo
    Gold Tone CC-100 (O) Open Back Banjo
    Product Price $493.50
  20. Dean Backwoods 2 Acoustic-Electric 5-String Banjo
    Product Price $429.00
  21. Recording King Dirty 30s Open Back 5 String Banjo
    Product Price $289.99
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    Gold Tone Maple Mountain Openback Banjo
    Product Price $787.50
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    Gold Tone Left-Handed 6-String Banjo Guitar
    Product Price $694.50
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    Gold Tone OB-250AT Professional Archtop Bluegrass Banjo
    Product Price $1,503.00
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    Gold Tone EBM-5 Electric Solidbody 5-String Banjo For Left Hand Players
    Product Price $1,300.50
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    Gold Tone OB-250AT Professional Archtop Bluegrass Banjo For Left Hand Players
    Product Price $1,563.00
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    Gold Tone Left-Handed Plucky Traveler Banjo with Gig Bag
    Product Price $361.50
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    Gold Tone Cripple Creek Left-Handed Mini Banjo
    Product Price $481.50
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    Gold Tone Cripple Creek Left-Handed Upgraded Resonator Banjo
    Product Price $703.50
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    Gold Tone OB-250+ Professional Bluegrass Banjo For Left Hand Players
    Product Price $2,230.50
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    Gold Tone OT-800LN Old Time Long Neck Banjo with Case
    Product Price $1,494.00
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    Gold Tone Bob Carlin Signature Series Left-Handed 12" Clawhammer Banjo For Left Hand Players
    Product Price $546.00
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    Gold Tone Cripple Creek Left-Handed Banjo Clawhammer Package
    Product Price $505.50
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    Gold Tone CC-100/L Left-Handed Cripple Creek Open Back Banjo
    Product Price $529.50
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    Gold Tone A-Scale Cripple Creek Left-Handed Banjo Clawhammer Package
    Product Price $505.50
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    Gold Tone Left-Handed Cripple Creek Upgraded Banjo
    Product Price $624.00
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    Gold Tone OT-800 Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case
    Product Price $1,428.00
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    Gold Tone Cripple Creek Banjo Bluegrass Starter Pack
    Product Price $537.00
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    Gold Tone BG-250F Left-Handed Bluegrass Banjo with Flange
    Product Price $1,132.50
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    Gold Tone BG-250FW Bluegrass Banjo with Flange and Wide Neck
    Product Price $1,165.50
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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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