Enjoy huge savings on 5-String Resonator banjos, often played in the Bluegrass style of music. These banjos have a resonator attached to the back of the pot which projects the sound forward, away from the banjo player. These banjos tend to produce a bright and lively sound compared to the more muted tones of the open-back banjo. We carry many 5-String Resonator Banjos, some are right for a professional and some are better suited for a beginner banjo player. One of our most popular beginner bluegrass banjos is the Deering Goodtime 2, which is a great investment for someone new the banjo scene. All banjo players will save when they purchase any of our Bluegrass Banjos for sale!
The AC-5 Resonator Banjo may stray a bit from the traditional wood body banjo design, but it packs a punch like no other and will stand up against any banjo in it's price range. The rim and resonator are molded from a composite material that is strong, consistent, and durable.
Entry level banjos must be designed for easy learning. The Cripple Creek 50 with Resonator and guitar-style tuners is just that! We have taken our popular CC-50 model and added a full walled resonator to suit the beginning bluegrass banjo player.
Entry level banjos must be designed for easy learning. The Cripple Creek 50 with Resonator and Planetary tuners (CC-50RP) is just that! We have taken our popular CC-50 model and added a full walled resonator and geared planetary tuners to suit the beginning bluegrass banjo player.
With its sharp attack and minimal sustain, this banjo is a great beginning resonator model. The banjo features an inlaid M.O.P. peghead inlay and heart-shaped position markers, plus a rolled brass, hoop tone ring, planetary tuners and a bound rosewood fretboard.
This entry-level CC-100R banjo includes special features and tone. Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you'll find "extra bang for the buck" with the Cripple Creek.
This variant of the venerable CC-100R features a generous nut width of 1 and 5/16" (1/8" wider than that of standard Cripple Creek models). The rolled brass tone ring and the tension hoop are thicker than those previously used, increasing the mass of the pot assembly.
The MC Banjo kit is designed for the do-it-yourself craftsman. Based on our MC-150 banjo, it utilizes a vintage proven design which provides excellent tone!!
The Plus has all of the CC-100R's features but has a vintage-style high-gloss sunburst finish, and is upgraded with Gold Tone GT Master planetary tuning machines, an engraved arm rest and twenty-four tension hooks
You've perhaps gone the route of the "bargain" banjo; it's still full-sized and maybe it didn't play or sound that terrific, either. If you want to encourage a little picker, the Gold Tone BG-Mini is the only way to go. The Mini is a for-real, actual Bluegrass banjo that's been scaled down in size to provide pint-sized pickers with a professional-grade banjo.
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.
A small 5-string banjo for travel, teaching children or for simple enjoyment by anyone, the Goodtime Parlor is just plain cute. It is tuned in G just the same as a 22 fret banjo, but it is 4 inches shorter with only 19 frets.
Our new midline, full-size bluegrass banjo includes features found on our pro models. This would also be an excellent instrument for players looking for a lightweight bluegrass banjo.