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Banjos

Banjos

Banjos

The banjo is a stringed instrument with, typically, four or five strings, which vibrate a membrane of plastic material or animal hide stretched over a circular frame. Early forms of the instrument were primarily developed by enslaved Africans in Colonial America, adapted from several African instruments. The modern banjo comes in a variety of forms, including four- and five-string versions. A six-string version, tuned and played similar to a guitar, has been gaining popularity.
 
In almost all of its forms, the banjo's playing is characterized by a fast arpeggiated plucking, although there are many different playing styles. The body, or "pot", of a modern banjo typically consists of a circular rim (generally made of wood), a metal tone ring, and a tensioned head, similar to a drum head. Traditionally the head was made from animal skin, but is often made of various synthetic materials today. Some banjos have a separate resonator plate on the back of the pot, while others have an open back. There are also electric banjos.
 
Today, the banjo is commonly associated with Dixieland, country, folk and bluegrass music. Recently, the banjo has enjoyed inclusion in a wide variety of musical genres, including pop crossover music, indie rock and Celtic punk.
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5 String Banjo
JB550 JB Player Resonator Banjo
List Price: $415.00
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JB550 JB Player Resonator Banjo
A very good quality and good sounding banjo with a lot of volume.
Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo
Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo
List Price: $439.99
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Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo
Constructed with attention to detail, the Backwoods 6 is a notably solid banjo at a very appealing price
Dean Banjo Starter Pack
Banjo Starter Pack by Dean
List Price: $356.40
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Banjo Starter Pack by Dean
An incredible deal for the bluegrass beginner.
FLINTHILL OPENBACK BANJO
List Price: $209.95
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FLINTHILL OPENBACK BANJO
FLINTHILL OPENBACK BANJO
FLINTHILL RESO BANJO
List Price: $239.95
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FLINTHILL RESO BANJO
FLINTHILL RESO BANJO
RESONATOR BANJO STARTER KIT
List Price: $390.00
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RESONATOR BANJO STARTER KIT
RESONATOR BANJO STARTER KIT
Oscar Schmidt OB5 Banjo
Your Price: $399.90
Oscar Schmidt OB5 Banjo
The OB5 is one of the most affordable and respected five stringbanjos in the world and is truly a pleasure to play. Features a 30 bracket cast aluminum tone ring, mahogany resonator and geared 5th string tuner.