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Made popular by artists such as Earl Scruggs and J.D. Crowe, the 5-string bluegrass banjo is by far our best-selling model. If you want to play Foggy Mountain Breakdown, the Beverly Hillbillies' Theme Song or Dueling Banjos, this is the banjo you're looking for.
Huber Gibson (call us!)
Representing the very finest in modern banjo construction, Steve Huber designed and manufactures to a higher standard: the classic flathead banjos of the 1930s.
It all started back in 1894 when Orville Gibson began to build hand-carved mandolins and guitars at his shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Over the years, Gibson became world-renown for its innovation and craftsmanship.
Deering Stelling
Deering banjos have been proudly made in the USA for more than 30 years. With dozens of models available, from beginner to professional, Deering banjos can fit any budget.

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Stelling Banjo Works was established in 1974 while Geoff Stelling was stationed at a Naval Base in San Diego. As a semi-professional banjo and bass player in various bluegrass bands since the mid-60's, Geoff developed an ear for banjo tone and experimented with the mechanics of banjo construction until he patented a revolutionary design that his banjos are famous for today.
Nechville Ome
Tom Nechville is always innovating.  Replacing more than seventy parts of a traditional banjo, the patented Heli-Mount system reduces assembly time and improves the banjo's sound. Tom has spent years with the world's top players, researching and finding ways to meet the needs of professionals. The result is a state-of-the-art instrument.
Known for their artistic design, elegance and exceptional tone, Ome banjos are enjoyed by professionals the world over. The woods used in OME banjos are carefully selected, thoroughly air-dried and skillfully matched. Vibrant curly maple chosen for its superior tone, flexible strength, and unusual beauty form the neck, rim, and resonator of most models.
Bishline Vega
Manufactured in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bishline Banjos earned respect from the first showing at IBMA in Nashville in 2003. Rob Bishline had been repairing banjos for many years when he decided that he could produce a better banjo than those he'd been repairing. And did he!
Vega banjos were first introduced early in the 20th century, and they're still quite popular today. Deering Banjo Company acquired Vega a few years back, and they manufacture Vega banjos in the same California factory where they produce the premium Deering-brand banjos.
Gold Tone Goodtime by Deering
Founded in Titusville, Florida in 1993, Gold Tone is committed to providing quality instruments at an affordable price. That means quality parts, professional design, tight-fitting assembly, and an expert set up by real musicians.

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Deering banjos have been proudly made in the USA for more than 30 years. Their Goodtime banjos are available in two finishes: natural (standard models) and stained (classic models).  Includes a 6-year warranty to the original owner.
Recording King Gold Star
Recording King banjos are crafted entirely by hand, featuring the most genuine pre-war style replica parts available. Designed by Greg Rich, these beautiful resonator models are finding homes in every banjo player's collection.
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Gold Star banjos were introduced during the late 1970s. They were the first reproduction banjos since the 1930s to be manufactured with the lethal combination of a 3-ply maple rim and a one-piece flange. As a result, Gold Star banjos became a collector's item for pickers.
Washburn Morgan Monroe
Steeped in the tradition of fine instrument making, Washburn Guitar’s dynamic 120-history began in Chicago in 1883. Washburn guitars were embraced by musicians as well as the employees who designed and crafted them. It is the same spirit that guides Washburn to this day.
For more than a decade Morgan Monroe product developers have had one simple philosophy: to produce high quality instruments without compromise, to bring original product designs and the finest tonewoods together and create instruments that will serve for a lifetime.
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Savannah
Designed in the USA and maufactured in China, Savannah instruments are a great value to the new musician.  Don't be misled by the low price; these are quality instruments that sound good and are easy to play.