Best Selling Banjos
When we talk about best-selling banjos, we are specifically talking about banjos that we have for sale. We don’t carry every brand in the world. In fact, we are quite choosey and only carry banjos that we know are high quality and sound great. This happens to be predominantly American-made banjos. So if you run down to your local big box store, don’t be surprised if their best sellers don’t make our list.
We sell a lot of Deering made banjos, particularly, their Goodtime by Deering series. Goodtime banjos are well-built, sound fantastic, and are an excellent value. Our two top-selling models are easily the Goodtime Openback and Goodtime 2. We wrote a comparison here that breaks down key differences. Other best sellers that you may want to consider if this is your first banjo, the Goodtime Americana and Goodtime Special. The Americana has a 12” rim compared to the 11” you’ll find in other Goodtime banjos. This produces deeper base notes. The Goodtime Special is built with a tone ring making it a great bluegrass banjo. Keep scrolling to read about other best-selling banjos
The Deering Goodtime banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone from its natural finished violin grade maple rim. Easy to play! Durable and easy to maintain! At only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and to travel with conveniently.
The Deering Goodtime Americana is the first 5-string banjo from Deering to be fitted with their new Grand 12" rim, giving this banjo a stronger bass response and warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12" Renaissance banjo head which beautifully complements the instrument both visually and sonically.
Just like its little cousin, the Goodtime banjo, the Deering Goodtime 2 is rich on sound and value. The Goodtime 2 comes built with a resonator that gives it that bright and big bluegrass sound. Made with care and precision, it offers quality and playability in an affordable package for players of all levels.
The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjo embodies Greg Deering's lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company - to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day.
The Goodtime Special Resonator is also built with Deering’s new Tone Ring, which also gives the banjo its powerfully bright and sparkling tone. The banjo’s volume also wins points with players, and helps students hear themselves better during practice.
With a bluegrass resonator back for projection, the Artisan Goodtime 2 banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than its open back counterpart.
This is a light-weight banjo that is made especially for musicians who want the warmer tones that go well in a string band with a fiddle and bass. The result is a very mellow banjo sound, a lovely full tone.
The Boston 6 String banjo is tuned like a guitar so guitar players can instantly start playing this type of banjo. It has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone.
Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. We are proud to manufacture the Sierra as affordably as possible and still retain all of the high end features that affect the tone and playability.
Best Selling Openback Banjos
We mentioned the Goodtime Openback and Goodtime Americana, which are perfect banjos for beginners. If you are looking for something a little nice, check out the Sierra Openback. You’ll find a Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring in the which produces a powerful and rich tone. The detailing is kept to a minimum to keep costs down. Another best-selling openback banjo that’s slightly less expensive than the Sierra Openback is the Vega Old Tyme Wonder. This banjo is also made by Deering and is perfect for playing folk music with its warm tone.
Best Selling Bluegrass Banjos
The Goodtime 2 and Goodtime Special are the best sellers in this category, but there are a couple other models that are very popular. The Deering Sierra is easily the best-selling banjo from Deering’s line of professional banjos. Deering says it’s been a best-seller for over 30 years! We also sell quite a few Deering Boston 6-String banjos. It’s tuned like a guitar so guitar players are instantly proficient players of this banjo. Players enjoy the big bass notes and crisp highs – a totally different sound from a guitar.
Best Selling Banjo Starter Packages
You won’t see these starter packs pictured above, that’s because they have their own space on the site. These starter packs feature many of the same models you’ll see above, but they come with an upgraded starter pack from the standard banjo.com starter pack and they include a gig bag. The Goodtime Openback, Goodtime 2, and Goodtime Americana all come in a starter packages.
Start playing your banjo the moment it arrives
We set up every banjo before inspecting, carefully packaging, and shipping. This means the bridge is set, the head is the correct tension, and the banjo is tuned. If spikes are requested, we also install spikes at no extra charge. If you have questions, we are here to guide you through the process of buying a banjo.
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