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Barnes & Mullins BJ300 Perfect 5 String Banjo

Barnes & Mullins BJ300 Perfect 5 String Banjo

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£199.00 £270.00
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Deering Goodtime 5-String Openback

Deering Goodtime 5-String Openback

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£449.00
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Recording King Dirty 30s RKOH-05 Open Back Banjo

Recording King Dirty 30s RKOH-05 Open Back Banjo

£219.00
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Barnes & Mullins BJ306 Perfect 6 String Banjo

Barnes & Mullins BJ306 Perfect 6 String Banjo

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£219.00 £279.00
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Recording King Dirty 30s RKH-05 Resonator Banjo

Recording King Dirty 30s RKH-05 Resonator Banjo

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£349.00
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Barnes & Mullins BJ350G Albert Open Back 5 String Banjo

Barnes & Mullins BJ350G Albert Open Back 5 String Banjo

£249.00 £305.00
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Barnes & Mullins BJ304 Perfect Tenor Banjo

Barnes & Mullins BJ304 Perfect Tenor Banjo

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£219.00 £275.00
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Deering Goodtime Two 5-String with Resonator

Deering Goodtime Two 5-String with Resonator

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£649.00
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Barnes & Mullins BJ304GT Perfect 4 String Banjo

Barnes & Mullins BJ304GT Perfect 4 String Banjo

£219.00 £275.00
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Ozark 2112G 5 String Banjo

Ozark 2112G 5 String Banjo

£469.00 £543.00
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Ozark 2104G 5 String Banjo With Padded Cover

Ozark 2104G 5 String Banjo With Padded Cover

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£269.00 £299.00
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Epiphone MB100 Banjo

Epiphone MB100 Banjo

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£219.00
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Ozark 2112GE Electro Banjo

Ozark 2112GE Electro Banjo

£549.00 £606.00
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Barnes & Mullins Empress 5 String Banjo BJ500BW

Barnes & Mullins Empress 5 String Banjo BJ500BW

£519.00
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Recording King Madison RK-OT25-BR Old Time Open Back Banjo

Recording King Madison RK-OT25-BR Old Time Open Back Banjo

£519.00
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Ozark 2099G 5 String Banjo Composite Shell and Resonator

Ozark 2099G 5 String Banjo Composite Shell and Resonator

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£169.00 £179.00
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Ozark 2102G 5 String Banjo With Gig Bag

Ozark 2102G 5 String Banjo With Gig Bag

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£199.00 £222.00
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Barnes & Mullins Rathbone BJ400 5 String Banjo

Barnes & Mullins Rathbone BJ400 5 String Banjo

£299.00 £349.00
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Ozark 2306GBK 5 String Banjo Black

Ozark 2306GBK 5 String Banjo Black

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£329.00 £386.00
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Ozark 2104TS Tenor Banjo Short Scale

Ozark 2104TS Tenor Banjo Short Scale

£269.00 £299.00
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Recording King Dirty 30s RKT-05 Tenor Banjo

Recording King Dirty 30s RKT-05 Tenor Banjo

£249.00
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Ozark 2104GL 5String Banjo Left Handed

Ozark 2104GL 5String Banjo Left Handed

£269.00 £299.00
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Ozark 2306GCS 5 String Banjo Cherry Sunburst

Ozark 2306GCS 5 String Banjo Cherry Sunburst

£329.00 £386.00
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Deering Goodtime Americana

Deering Goodtime Americana

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£549.00
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Barnes & Mullins Banjo Ukulele Open Back Soprano

Barnes & Mullins Banjo Ukulele Open Back Soprano

£159.00 £199.00
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Barnes & Mullins UBJ1 Closed Back Banjo Ukulele

Barnes & Mullins UBJ1 Closed Back Banjo Ukulele

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£219.00 £275.00
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Ozark 2103 Guitar Banjo

Ozark 2103 Guitar Banjo

£269.00 £297.00
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Ozark 2105GL 5 String Banjo Left Handed

Ozark 2105GL 5 String Banjo Left Handed

£269.00 £294.00
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Barnes & Mullins BJ400E Rathbone 5 String Electric Banjo (Ex-Demo) #007954

Barnes & Mullins BJ400E Rathbone 5 String Electric Banjo (Ex-Demo) #007954

£359.00 £399.00
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Ozark 2102T Tenor Banjo

Ozark 2102T Tenor Banjo

£199.00 £222.00
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Ozark 2038 Travel Banjo

Ozark 2038 Travel Banjo

£195.00
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Ozark 2195 Mini Banjo Composite Shell and Resonator

Ozark 2195 Mini Banjo Composite Shell and Resonator

£139.00
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About Banjos

Charming and charismatic, banjos are all over American music from the advent of recorded music to contemporary chart toppers such as Taylor Swift, Kasey Musgraves and Mumford and Sons. The banjo has a distinctive percussive sound due to the fact they often use a drum head as the resonant membrane.

Most commonly associated with American roots music such as country, folk and blues, the banjo comes in a few different varieties. The classic banjo is the five-string banjo. The construction of 5 string banjos can either be open-back, ‘frying pan’ style or closed-back with a wooden body like an acoustic guitar. Open back banjos are percussive and brash sounding. Closed-back banjos are much warmer and polished sounding.

Other banjo types include the tenor or ‘Irish’ banjo, 6 string banjo or banjo ukulele. The tenor banjo is a smaller, higher pitched banjo. The 6 string banjo and banjo ukulele are essentially a guitar and ukulele, respectively, but with the body of a banjo rather than a wooden body. We stock banjos from Barnes & Mullins Banjos, Deering, Ozark and others which can all be viewed online.

Why choose a Banjo?

  • Charming, charismatic sound
  • Perfect for country, folk and blues
  • Different styles available

Frequently Asked Questions about Banjos

Question: How many strings are there on a banjo?
A banjo most commonly has 5 strings but there are variations which have four strings, like a tenor banjo, or six strings.
Question: How hard is it to play the banjo?
Like any instrument it’ll take you an afternoon to learn your first few chords and a lifetime to master. The banjo requires different picking techniques to a guitar so that is the time consuming thing to learn properly.
Question: Which is easier to learn: banjo or ukulele?
The ukulele is easier to learn than the banjo. This is not necessarily because the banjo is hard to learn, it’s just less forgiving than a ukulele. The ukulele’s small size, soft nylon strings and quiet tone make it an ideal instrument for beginners. Banjos aren’t particularly difficult to learn but they are notoriously loud which might put off the casual player.