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Old Time Banjo Highlights

Featured Old Time Banjo Recordings:

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Sutphin & Levy - TWO PEAS IN A POD
2013 - "This recording is an imaginative look at the Round Peak music of Surry County, North Carolina and the surrounding Piedmont region. The magic that happens here between Kirk Sutphin on ..more...
sku: BLMP-CD5 CD .. $14.95
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Various artists - THE PATUXENT BANJO PROJECT
2014 - 2 CDs, a five-string blowout from Maryland's top-shelf indie bluegrass label! "The Best of Washington DC, Baltimore MD, Northern VA and Southern PA," 40 tracks featuring bluegrass ..more...
sku: PATUX-CD250 CD .. $16.95
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Featured Old Time Banjo Books:

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CELTIC & NEW ENGLAND FIDDLE TUNES FOR CLAWHAMMER BANJO by Ken Perlman
Book/CD set. Formerly titled "Basic Clawhammer Banjo." A compilation of favorite solos in Irish, Scottish and New England fiddle tunes, arranged for banjo. Note/tab. Not for beginners. 36 pp. ..more...
sku: 02-95548BCD $19.95
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THE ART OF THE MOUNTAIN BANJO by Art Rosenbaum
A complete survey of traditional banjo styles complete with tunings, playing tips, and the author's deft drawings. Progresses from easy tunes for the beginner to more difficult pieces. Styles ..more...
sku: 02-96711BCD $25.99
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FRANK B. CONVERSE'S NEW AND COMPLETE METHOD FOR THE BANJO WITH OR WITHOUT A MASTER
High quality reprint of the classic Civil War era instructional book (1865). The first published articulation of "guitar style" playing, the finger style that replaced the stroke style then ..more...
sku: 351-2 $18.00
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SITTIN' IN THE CATBIRD'S SEAT: TRANSCRIPTIONS OF BANJO TUNES FROM THE CD by Walt Koken
Companion book to the CD contains music, tablature, and fingering for all 17 selections, plus tips and tricks for banjo players, a poem - "Banjo" - by Tommy Thompson, and a brief segment on ..more...
sku: 158-86 $30.00
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THE BANJO IN THE PARLOR: A COLLECTION OF CHOICE MUSIC FOR THE BANJO set into tablature by Clarke Buehling
19 antiquarian goodies for 5-string banjo, transcribed for banjos tuned gCGBd by one of the modern era's great purveyors of early banjo styles! Tablature only, with right-hand fingerings and ..more...
sku: 158-89 $15.00
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PURE DAVE - AN ANALYSIS OF DAVE GUARD'S BANJO PLAYING by Peter J. Curry
Dave Guard, founding member and leader of The Kingston Trio, influenced a generation of folk musicians. Here his 5-string techniques are analyzed (including three-finger picking and frailing) ..more...
sku: 587-1 $25.00
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Featured Old Time Banjo Videos

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DVD - CLAWHAMMER BANJO, VOLUME 2 taught by Lynn Morris
Volume 2 introduces the intricate double-thumbing technique. Harder arrangements add interest for more advanced players. Still learnable for new players, if you've been through Volume 1. "Old ..more... - available as a special order -- normally ships within 16 days
sku: 285-DVD156 $29.95
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DVD - LEARN TO PLAY CLAWHAMMER BANJO: VOL. 2 - INTERMEDIATE taught by Bob Carlin
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Topics include: drop-thumb, double C-tuning, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, variations, ..more... - available as a special order -- normally ships within 7-10 days
sku: 300-DVD106 .. list $29.95 ours $26.95
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DVD - INTERMEDIATE CLAWHAMMER BANJO by Ken Perlman
Picking up where "Beginning Clawhammer Banjo" (49-DVD1330) leaves off, this DVD begins with a review of brush thumbing and the single-string stroke, then moves into specialized techniques such ..more...
sku: 49-DVD1331 .. list $19.95 ours $17.95
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DVD - IRISH TENOR BANJO AND MANDOLIN taught by Seamus Egan
Teaches tuning, basic melody, picking, triplets, slides, longnotes, and more. Recommended for players of the tenor banjo, mandolin, cittern, mandola, and Irish bouzouki. Beginning/intermediate. ..more...
sku: 222-DVD28 $30.00
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DVD - CLAWHAMMER STYLE BANJO: A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR BEGINNING AND ADVANCED BANJO PLAYERS by Ken Perlman
Two DVD set. Ken Perlman takes you page-by-page through his excellent book "Clawhammer Style Banjo", (stock # 49-227). Two 2-hour DVDs! ..more...
sku: 49-DVD1334 .. list $39.95 ours $35.95
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DVD - 30 OF DIANE'S FAVORITES 2005 by Diane Jones
"Diane Jones demonstrates some of her favorite tunes for intermediate and advanced intermediate students!" The Reed Island Rounders' ace clawhammer stylist introduces and plays a tasty ..more...
sku: BW-DVD005 $27.00
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Here's a bunch of specially-selected stuff for the Old Time Banjo enthusiast.

Featured Old Time Banjo New Instruments:

also see our full listing of new Open Back Banjos (5-string) and our full listing of vintage and used Open Back Banjos (5-string)


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* ELDERLY INSTRUMENTS OLD TIME BANJO OUTFIT
Discover the joy of old-timey clawhammer style banjo and save yourself over $50.00. This outfit has everything you need. At the center of the package is the Rover RB-110 open-back banjo with ..more...
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BLOOM BEVELED RIM BANJO, STANDARD STYLE 1 MODEL WITH 11.5" RIM
Handcrafted in Michigan. Maple pot with birdseye maple cap. The rim laminations are steam bent of select hard Maple then kiln tempered and glued with a waterproof glue. Maple neck is cut and ..more...
sku: BBRB1 $1195.00
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CEDAR MOUNTAIN BANJOS FH1 FOOTHILLS OPENBACK
MAHOGANY, SHORT SCALE, 11" RIM - Mahogany neck with ebony fretboard (1-9/32" nut), 24-3/8" scale allows either A or G tuning, fretboard scooped above 17th fret, pearl dot inlays, ebony peghead ..more...
sku: CMFH1-11MAH $2135.00
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DEERING GOODTIME OPENBACK BANJO
Student model with 3-ply rim, Deering's traditional peghead shape and walnut bowtie fretboard inlays. - All natural finish, maple neck and 11" 3-ply rim, frosted plastic head with 16 brackets, ..more...
sku: GOODTIME .. list $499.00 ours $399.00
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GOLD TONE CB-100 OPENBACK BANJO
Stained maple neck & 11" diameter rim, brass rod tone hoop, Fiberskyn head, rosewood fretboard (26-3/16" scale, 1-3/16" bone nut), Gold Tone logo & star on peghead, shooting star at 5th fret, ..more...
sku: GTCB100 .. list $919.00 ours $689.25
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GOLD TONE CEB-5 5-STRING CELLO BANJO & CASE
14" pot with Renaissance head for a great low tone. Peghead shape and inlays give it a historic (1920's-era) look. Nylon strings. Tuned to 1 octave below standard A tuning (aEAC#E) or D tuning ..more...
sku: GTCEB5 .. list $1629.00 ours $1221.75
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GOLD TONE OT-10 10-STRING OPENBACK BANJO & CASE
Banjo innovation from Gold Tone brings 12-string guitar sound to the 5-string banjo. 1st, 2nd & 5th pairs are tuned in unison, the 3rd & 4th pairs in octaves. 9 guitar-style tuning gears ..more...
sku: GTOT10 .. list $1789.00 ours $1341.75
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GOLD TONE OT-700A A-SCALE TUBAPHONE BANJO & CASE
11" maple pot with tubaphone tone ring, 24 brackets (no bracket band), Renaissance head. Maple neck with bound ebony fretboard (shorter scale for A tuning), engraved pearl inlays, fretboard is ..more...
sku: GTOT700A .. list $1579.00 ours $1184.25
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SAGA SS10 OPENBACK BANJO
Vintage inspired design. 11" diameter rim of 3/8" maple, w/ simple brass hoop tone ring, 24 tension hook pattern, classic tailpiece and frosted Remo head. Mahogany neck w/ rosewood fingerboard, ..more...
sku: SS10 .. list $550.00 ours $385.00
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WILDWOOD TROUBADOUR WITH BRACKET BAND, SCOOPED FRETBOARD
Dark finish openback banjo, maple rim, with tubaphone tone ring and bracket band. Flame maple neck, bound ebony fretboard with bird & flower inlays, scooped above 17th fret for easy play over ..more... - on order, expected arrival date unknown
sku: TROUBCUST .. list $2950.00 ours $2175.00
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Featured Old Time Banjo Accessories:

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CANADIAN 11" OPENBACK BANJO CASE
After a very, very long absence, the tweed 11" openback banjo cases are again available.
tweed 5-string openback .. sku: BCEV-5STOT $260.00
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MYBANJO THREE HEAD BANJO TUNING WRENCH
Nicely done banjo nut wrench with three heads on one tool - 1/4", 9/32", and 5/16". Sturdy and ergonomically compelling. ..more...
sku: BTW $17.65
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GUARDIAN VINTAGE 11" OPENBACK BANJO CASE
Classic styling with heavy-duty 7-ply wooden shell, arched lid, brass latches, very comfortable padded leather handle, durable black pebble-grain exterior, crushed velour lining, dual neck ..more...
sku: GVBC-5STO $125.00
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REGAL (FORMERLY NEARY) DRUM TORQUE WRENCH
Meant for precise tensioning of drum heads, it works great for banjos, too! Ensures even tension on every bracket hook. Practical and effective -- it removes the guesswork. Has an adaptor that fits over traditional nut wrenches.
sku: NDTW $45.95
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PEGHED OLD TIME BANJO PEGS
SET OF 4 - Capture the classic look of ebony friction pegs and retain the effectiveness of a planetary geared peg. These wonderful pegs have a micro planetary gear system in the shaft with a ..more...
sku: PHBP2 $80.00
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ULTIMATE BANJO CAPO
Completely hand made in Oregon by Dave Elliott. This sleek design, open sided precision banjo capo is solid brass, and adjusts easily via the good sized knob (not too big) at the bottom. The ..more...
sku: ULTBJO .. list $44.00 ours $32.99
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