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5-String Open-Back Banjos are typically played in the clawhammer style. Clawhammer (also called traditional or folk) style banjo playing is much more mellow than bluegrass. Players pick with only two fingers, usually the thumb and index finger. It is most often played on an open-back banjo. Some of the sound is absorbed by clothing, giving it a softer sound (compared to a bluegrass banjo with a resonator). Banjo.com carries over 40 open-back banjo models in stock, everyday. We carry many beginner open-back banjos and hard to vintage open-back banjos. Find many of our popular open-back models by Deering, Goodtime by Deering, Gold Tone, Morgan Monroe on sale! Most of our open-back banjos will ship to you, free of charge.

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$464.25

Never before has an entry level openback banjo included the features and tone of our CC-100OB. Check any competitive banjo in this price range and youll find "more bang for the buck" with Gold Tones Cripple Creek.

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$471.75

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!

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Rated 5.00 out of 5
$529.00 $479.00

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.

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$639.00 $479.25

Bob Carlin has taught hundreds of people to play Old Time banjo, so it's only logical to make his signature banjo specs available to new players by way of a Cripple Creek (CC) version.

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Rated 5.00 out of 5
$549.00 $489.00

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.

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$739.00 $554.25

This entry-level CC-100+ open-back banjo includes special features and tone. Check any competitive banjo in this price range and youll find "extra bang for the buck" with the Cripple Creek series.

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Rated 5.00 out of 5
$629.00 $569.00

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.

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Rated 5.00 out of 5
$629.00 $569.00

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.

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$629.00 $569.00

The Goodtime Banjo Beginner Package includes a Goodtime banjo, a Deering gig bag, banjo strap, picks, tuner, and a beginner DVD. This package includes everything needed to successfully get started playing the banjo! Including the perfect light weight (4 lb) Goodtime banjo that you can take with you when you travel.

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$763.00 $578.99

This entry-level CC-100+ ope-back banjo includes special features and tone. Check any competitive banjo in this price range and youll find "extra bang for the buck" with the Cripple Creek.

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Rated 5.00 out of 5
$739.00 $669.00

Learn to play old time Appalachian banjo.  Featuring the brand new Goodtime Americana banjo, you’ll learn to play old time tunes in the clawhammer style.

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$689.25

For decades Gold Tone has offered quality banjos for beginner to pros. Playability, tone and quality designs are a trademark. The CB-100 was created to meet the demands of the modern old-time player.


Banjo.com carries one of the largest selections of open-back banjos anywhere. We are banjo players and can answer any banjo buying questions. Once you find the perfect open-back banjo, head over to our parts & accessories section of our store and stock up on banjo picks and banjos strings. Protect your new open-back banjo with a banjo case or bag. We also carry banjo tools and other banjo care and maintenance items. Have questions about open-back banjos? Call us at 678-488-BANJO or use our contact form.