With its classic twang, the banjo has an instantly recognizable sound. From the famous country song “Dueling Banjos” to the timeless blues rhythms of Earl Scruggs, the banjo is known the world over for the plucky, lively music it makes. Now, with a new banjo in your own possession, it will be time for you to leave your mark with this iconic instrument.
If you’re just introducing yourself to the world of banjo, there are a number of starter styles available to get you comfortable with your technique. Selections like the Washburn B9 Banjo Sunburst and the Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo offer a clean, crisp tone and great playability that will have you sounding straight outta Dixie. There are even full packages available, like the Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack or the B8 Banjo Pack from Washburn that provide you with everything you need to get started.
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For more experienced players, there are a variety of options here as well. Expertly crafted to give you the exact tone you’re looking for, these professional-grade banjos range from vintage sounding models all the way up to more contemporary styles. If you’re interested in going back through time to a more traditional era, consider the Gold Star GF-200 Flamed Maple Sunburst 5-String Banjo Sunburst. Featuring a deeply arched resonator and tapered walls for incredible sound, it’s constructed of flamed maple for an old-fashioned look. If you’re looking to break from the vintage mold and are going for something with a rockstar edge, take a look at the Deering Crossfire Electric Banjo. Blending the appearance and technology of an electric guitar with the classic sound of a banjo, this instrument was designed to perform in virtually any on-stage or studio scenario.
After considering all your options, once you find the perfect banjo, the only thing left to do is focus on the music itself. Fun, energetic and dynamic, your new banjo will open up a whole new world of musical possibilities for you.