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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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Made in USA
$949.00 $849.00

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.

Made in USA
$1,950.00

Introducing Nechville's newest electric banjo. The Comet has a solid body with two hot rails pickups. Like all of our instruments it's made here in the USA. 

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$2,999.00 $2,699.00

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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$3,259.00 $2,939.00

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

Made in USA
$2,949.00

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.

Made in USA
$3,375.00$4,724.00

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 electric banjos that the artists and performers are playing

We offer a great selection of professional electric banjos that are ideal for performing. When an advanced banjo player is looking to move to a better performing banjo for entertaining or playing for a larger audience, an electric banjo will provide the volume needed to entertain a crowd.

Our Deering Boston 6-String Acoustic/ Electric Banjo is the preferred sound in country recording studios and in non-traditional bands. Taylor Swift uses this banjo on her Grammy award winning song “Mean”. Our Deering Eagle II Acoustic / Electric is perfect for an artist who wants to play different styles of music, not just traditional banjo sounds. It is played by Will Chaplin and Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons.