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Original price was: $ 449.99.Current price is: $ 349.99.

Gold Tone brings back the high-quality, low-priced beginner Bluegrass banjo!

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Original price was: $ 439.99.Current price is: $ 349.99.

The Cripple Creek CC-50 is an entry-level banjo designed for easy learning, specifically designed to play effortlessly, sound great and be affordable.

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Original price was: $ 1,199.99.Current price is: $ 949.99.

The Recording King Madison RK-R36 is for every banjo player looking for a high-quality, great-sounding instrument that won't break the bank.

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Original price was: $ 199.99.Current price is: $ 149.99.

Winner of the "Best in Show" award at Summer NAMM 2018, these Little Gem Banjo Ukes feature a composite see-through plastic rim and resonator and are available in 4 "gem" colors (DiamondAmethystSapphire, and Ruby)

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Original price was: $ 2,499.99.Current price is: $ 1,799.99.

The "plus" in the OB-250+TP is the ultra-premium JLS #12 tone ring.

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Original price was: $ 1,249.99.Current price is: $ 999.99.

"Pre-war" style, at a price anyone can afford, AND authentic tone and superb playability describe the OB-150.

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Original price was: $ 799.99.Current price is: $ 549.99.

The CC-100R plus is a newbie player's dream come true.

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Original price was: $ 1,899.99.Current price is: $ 1,599.99.

Left-handed Mastertone™ OT-800: Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case The Old Tone OT-800 pays homage to one of the most sought-after banjos of the “classic” period (1890 to 1930) when the Boston School of banjo making was the highest expression of the art. The pot sports a pre-WW II-style Tubaphone tone ring, which adds pleasing [...]

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Classical Teaching Method vs. Folk Teaching Method

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Why is a Greg Rich era Gibson Banjo superior to other eras of Gibson production?

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