Best Beginner Banjos of 2019

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Pictured left to right: Deering Artisan Goodtime 2, Deering Artisan Goodtime 2 Fretboard, Deering Artisan Goodtime 2 Resonator All of our banjos come with a free starter pack that includes a Strap, Tuner, Instruction DVD and Picks. We also offer a 7 week online course taught by a master banjo instructor. Free shipping on banjos […]

Deering Julia Belle 5-String Banjo

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Wow! Deering Banjos has created another beautiful handcrafted piece of art. We are talking about the Deering Julia Belle banjo, now in-stock. This 24 fret, low tuned banjo is a unique collaboration between Deering Banjo Company, Allison Brown, and John Hartford.  John Hartford is of course no stranger to Deering’s private collection of banjos, we […]

How Much Should You Spend on Your First Banjo?

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How Much Should You Spend on Your First Banjo? Buying your first banjo can be an exciting and life-changing event for musicians of any level. But first you’ll ask yourself questions like, “How much would a good beginner’s banjo cost?” or “How much should I pay to start out with?” Both are very important points […]

What are the differences between 4-String, 5-String, & 6-String Banjos?

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It might surprise the absolute beginner that there are different types of banjos available. Just like guitars, basses, and other string instruments, banjos come built in different models: 4 strings, 5 strings, and 6 strings. In this blog post, we’re going to discuss these three types of banjos and what styles are best played on […]

Goodtime Banjo vs. Goodtime 2 Banjo

What Banjo to Pick? That’s a question many beginner banjo players ask themselves. “Should I start out with an openback banjo and work my way up to a resonator?” The short answer to all of that is no. It all depends on what you want to play. To illustrate this point, we’re going to have […]

Deering Artisan Goodtime Banjos

Deering Artisan Goodtime Banjos is excited to announce the addition of a new line of Deering Goodtime banjos, the Artisan Goodtime Banjo collection – a beautiful lineup of banjos offering exception craftsmanship and a stunning aesthetic that you might typically only see on significantly higher priced banjos. Deering research and development is always hard at work designing and […]

Martin Pre War Dreadnaught Guitars

The Martin Dreadnaught Guitar started in 1934 with the D-28 and the D-18 Model.  The D-28 Model was made with rosewood back and sides, adirondack spruce top, herringbone trim with forward bracing. The D-18 Model was mahogany back and sides with adirondack spruce top with forward bracing. These guitars have become the so called holy […]

Gibson Banjos

We will start with the pre war Gibson banjo. This means that these banjos were made prior to 1947. The models during this time frame were the RB-1, (Straight Maple) RB-2, (Walnut) RB-3, (Mahogany), RB-75 (Mahogany) RB-4 (Burl Walnut) and the Granada (Curly Maple). These were also available in Tenor & Plectrum as well. which […]