Barry Waldrep

Professional Musician, Owner of

Since 2003, has worked hard to deliver the best customer experience possible. We are a small, family-run business, and pride ourselves on being banjo experts and helping people find the banjo that’s right for them. We welcome calls and emails and hope we get the chance to work with you.

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“arrived in perfect condition”

Barry at helped me make a great choice on purchasing a new banjo. He answered my emails and phone calls promptly . After a few conversations I went with his newly designed Bishline Coal Dust . I ordered it and he kept me updated on its progress . It arrived in perfect condition and its even nicer than he described . I will keep at the top of my list for any future purchases and would highly recommend them to others. Thank You again to Barry and his staff.

Tim Coyne, Facebook

“very helpful” was very helpful in me selecting, seeing to what my needs are, and after sales support. I highly recommend BDC.

Richard Holley, Facebook

“arrived super fast”

Banjo-dot-com had the best price on the Deering Goodtime package, and then there was a coupon offer on their web site. I emailed the owner late on a Saturday night with a question about what was in stock, and got an immediate reply. (I would have waited.) He told me it would ship on Tuesday, not sure what carrier or arrival date. On Sunday I realized that we would be out of town Friday, and asked if he could hold off shipping so it wouldn’t sit on the porch all weekend while we were at a festival. Instead I got a shipping notice from UPS that the banjo would arrive Thursday — and so it did.

The banjo package was in perfect condition, arrived super fast, and my wife is happy with her new instrument. What’s not to like? Thanks, Barry!

Ken Bennett, Facebook

“couldn’t be more pleased”

I recently purchased a Deering Sierra mahogany open back banjo from BDC. Since I live in north Georgia, only two and one-half hours from the home of BDC, I was able to visit the Banjo Barn where Barry give me the opportunity to “test drive” several banjos and he assisted me in narrowing down to my final choice. I must say, I couldn’t be more pleased with this lovely instrument and the customer service I received from Barry and BDC. Thank you!

Sam Gullion, Facebook

“top-notch service”

Banjo .com has top-notch service and the best instruments/accessories you’ll find anywhere! You won’t go wrong giving your business to these guys when it comes to all things music related!!

Dominic Illingworth, Facebook

“arrived in great condition”

Got a great price and fast shipping on a deering goodtime. I received the banjo 3 business days after ordering which I think is fast. It arrived in great condition and the setup was perfect. I’m loving my new banjo!

Daniel French, Facebook

“ready to play right out of the box”

I purchased the Deering Julia Belle. Before the purchase, I had several email exchanges with Barry Waldrep, regarding this and other banjos. Barry answered my (in hindsight, sometimes silly) questions in a timely, complete,friendly, and to the point manner. After the purchase, the banjo was shipped to Connecticut quickly, arriving well-package and, YES, ready to play right out of the box.

NOTE: The only reason I am only providing a 5-star rating here is due to the fact that there are only 5 stars. Otherwise, a 10-star rating would be well-earned and more than due. **********

Leonard Long, Facebook

“the setup was perfect”

Got a Gold Tone Banjola for my wife and she loves it so much that she plays it more than her other banjo right now. I was worried about the shipping ’cause we are living in Michigan. But the package arrived nicely packed, and the setup was perfect not to mention the quality. And thanks for sending me the starter kit too.
My wife said she would buy from here next time if she needs another banjo. Well, probably I’ll be the one buying her that another one. 

Boon Kee Lim, Facebook

“I’m beyond pleased”

I ordered a Deering Goodtime 2 back in July. It arrived promptly (3 business days after placing my order) and the setup was perfect. I’ve played it daily for three months. I’m beyond pleased with Barry and his service. Would recommend to anyone, and my next banjo purchase will be from him.

Nicholas Fluhart Facebook

a customer for life

I ordered and received my new banjo via Banjodotcom at the recommendation of my instructor due to the pricing, set-up and customer service. A few days after I received my awesome new banjo, I noticed a crack had appeared on the fretboard binding at the first fret. A few days later, I received an email from Banjodotcom asking how I liked my new banjo. I responded by questioning the crack and if it was normal, as this was my first “new” banjo. Within hours, Barry responded and asked if I would like to exchange it. I was a bit surprised, as I was only asking a question. After a few emails on the exchange process, Barry emailed me yesterday and said my replacement had been set-up and shipped. My instructor was correct, the set-up was awesome and the customer service is second to none! Barry and his team at Banjodotcom has a customer for life with me and all my banjo needs. I hope one day to visit and shake Barry’s hand, the entire experience was painless, professional, with honor and respect.
Thanks Barry and team Banjodotcom.

Ray Harrell, Facebook

“Great buying experience”

Got my banjo in about a week, packed nice, no damage, & in tune! Great buying experience & I’d recommend that others buy from them!

Kirk Nick, Facebook

“customer service is fantastic”

The website is easy to navigate and has virtually everything you’re looking for. The customer service is fantastic and the folks who answer the phone talk to you like a friend and not just a customer. Nothing but good things to say about these guys.

Chris O’Conner, Facebook

“Awesome service, quick responses”

From start to finish banjocom took over and won me! Awesome service, quick responses to questions and excellent pricing! Thank you to all the banjocom team! Kindest regards,

Jeff McKenna, Facebook

“What great people”

What great people and what great work. Thank you banjo . Com!

Aaron Pine, Facebook

“The staff is A++++!”

Hayden Bramlett, Facebook

“fantastic experience”

Just ordered a custom Deering Calico through Barry. What a fantastic experience. If you look up customer service in the dictionary, there is a picture of Barry Waldrep and a hyperlink to his store.

Larry Boothby, Facebook

“was really helpful”

Barry is an easy guy to do business with and was really helpful.

Allan Goldarbit, Facebook

“great folks with gret banjos”

Roger Hammett Facebook