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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!

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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.

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Our top selling 6-string banjo - now as an acoustic/ electric model. Taylor Swift uses this banjo on her Grammy award winning song "Mean".

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Our newest and most affordable professional grade resonator 5-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo.

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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.

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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.

The best deals on the top electric banjos offers the best deals on the top electric banjo models. As your knowledge and confidence in banjo playing grows, it may be time to upgrade to a banjo that is better for performing and entertaining. Players just beginning to perform and get the feel for entertaining a crowd will most likely need Deering Goodtime Acoustic/Electric. Those looking to really impress your audience with a Deering Boston 6-String Acoustic/Electric Banjo or a Deering Sierra Acoustic/Electric
Advanced banjo players that are looking to add to their collection will be excited to see our deals on the beautiful Nechville Meteor, Deering Boston 6-String Acoustic/Electric, or the Deering Eagle II Acoustic/Electric. Winston Marshall has played on some of the biggest stages in the world. Along the way he has added extra features to his Deering Eagle II, and from that helped create the Deering Winston Marshall Signature Model, the ultimate touring banjo. Every detail of this banjo has a purpose.

Finance an electric banjo

Buy your electric banjo now and pay for it later! Using affirm you can now finance your electric banjo at a low interest rate.