What are Electric Banjos?
These banjos are useful when a player is looking to add volume. Electric banjos being played by artists and performers such as Taylor Swift, The Avett Brothers, Will Champlin, and Winston Marshall from Mumford & Sons are Acoustic/Electric banjos. These banjos have some form of pick up or transducer added that allows the banjo volume to be adjusted.
While banjos produce a truly iconic and beautiful sound, they’re not always ideal for playing on stage or for a large crowd. Acoustic banjos are better suited to be played alone or with small groups. With an electric banjo that same sound and tone can be achieved, but at a louder volume and without the feedback.
The electric banjos that we carry all feature the Kavanjo® banjo pickup system, including our entry-level model, the Deering Goodtime Acoustic/Electric. The Kavanjo® pick up system features a magnetic humbucking pickup suspended from a customized mylar head. This patented humbucking pickup system brings a suspended magnetic pickup past the surface of the banjo head and closer to the strings than ever before. And no more unwanted feedback!
Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Goodtime Acoustic Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system.
Offering an exciting new sound to bassists, this beauty uses Gold Tone's special internal sliding magnetic pickup to amplify the burgeoning bass tones generated by a fourteen-inch maple rim topped with a rolled-brass tone ring.
Our top selling 6-string banjo - now as an acoustic/ electric model. Taylor Swift uses this banjo on her Grammy award winning song "Mean".
Our newest and most affordable professional grade resonator 5-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo.
Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Sierra Acoustic/Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system.
The new Meteor acoustic/electric banjo is just what you would expect from us. Our dual pickup electric design preserves the banjo shape and sound while making a bold artistic statement.