Banjos

Banjos is a stringed-instrument that produces a twangy sound via a resonating head, much like a drum skin, stretched over the main body of the instrument. Banjos are popular in folk and country genres, but are being used more and more in pop music.

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About Banjo Types

Banjos are most commonly used to play Jazz, Folk and Bluegrass styles, and come in many variations.

Although banjos traditionally have 5 strings, here at Gear4music.com we have a wide range consisting of 4-string and 6-string models, not to mention a choice of short and long neck, tenor, open and closed back.

Discover the banjo for you from brands such as Tanglewood, Fender, Vintage and Barnes & Mullins.

Banjo & Acoustic Guitar News

Top 10 Travel Instruments - Take Your Music with You This Summer

Summer is here and suitcases are being packed even as we write this title. As a musician, you don't want to miss a single opportunity to perform, so we've collected the top 10 portable instruments you can take with you on your journey.... More  »

3 Jun 2019 09:05

NAMM 2015: Fender 2015 Bluegrass Instruments Announced

Fender unveil their new bluegrass instruments including 5 new Concert Tone Banjos and a Roosevelt Resonator Guitar.... More  »

23 Jan 2015 12:47

Wade Mainer, banjo wizard, has died

Country musician Wade Mainer has died at the age of 104.... More  »

15 Sep 2011 18:59