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Old Time Banjo Highlights

Featured Old Time Banjo Recordings:

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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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Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Bela - BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN
2014 - A perfect pair of banjo masters integrate their distinct talents for a "front porch"-style performance with vocals. The release is meant to accentuate the vibrant, varied nature of the ..more...
sku: ROUN-CD3626 CD .. $14.95
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Wood, Sarah - ONE MAY MORNING
2014 - Songs from deep in the tradition from this Kentucky singer and banjoist; with Karly Dawn Milnes, Scott Napier and fiddler/producer Jesse Wells. "Lonesome Scenes of Winter," "Bed of ..more...
sku: SW-CD014 CD .. $14.95
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Coole & Ivan Rosenberg, Chris - RETURN TO TRION
2014 - The dexterous duo is back with their brand of old-time clawhammer banjo and Dobro wizardry. 11 selections, including "Rain and Snow," "Sail Away Ladies," "Glory to the Day," more. ..more...
sku: VOT-CD004 CD .. $14.95
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Featured Old Time Banjo Books:

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ART ROSENBAUM'S OLD-TIME BANJO BOOK - FORTY-SEVEN OLD-TIME 5-STRING BANJO TUNINGS AND PICKING STYLES by Art Rosenbaum
New! Book/2-DVD set. Rosenbaum is one of America's foremost performers and teachers of traditional five-string banjo playing. He has a long-time interest in the myriad old-time tunings that give breadth and richness to mountain and old-time banjo picking.
sku: 02-30494DP $26.99
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SARAH ELIZABETH WOOD: ONE MAY MORNING - LYRICS, CHORDS AND BANJO TABLATURE by Sarah Elizabeth Wood
New! Companion book to the CD of the same name. Historical notes, lyrics, chords and meticulous banjo tablature to 17 songs from the Appalachian tradition.
sku: 158-95 $15.00
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CLAWHAMMER BANJO PACK
Book/CD/DVD pack. Includes the book/CD pack "Clawhammer Cookbook" (49-118354) and the DVD "Great Banjo Lessons: Clawhammer Style" (300-DVD447), in one money-saving package. The book/CD teaches ..more...
sku: 300-646 .. list $34.95 ours $29.95
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WALKIN' THAT BANJO HOME by Mary Z. Cox
Companion book for the CD, with 17 simple tablatures, more playing tips, and additional notes about each tune. Spiralbound. ..more...
sku: 158-47 .. list $15.00 ours $14.05
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CLAWHAMMER DANCES: CONTRA DANCE & ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE TUNES ARRANGED FOR MELODIC CLAWHAMMER BANJO by Bob Solosko
This spiral bound book contains many tunes that are in current contra dance repertoire. Foreword by Ken Perlman. Tablature only. 50 pp. ..more...
sku: 482-1 $12.95
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MORE MINSTREL BANJO - FRANK CONVERSE'S BANJO INSTRUCTOR - PERFORMANCE NOTES AND TRANSCRIPTIONS transcriptions and performance notes by Joseph Weidlich
This is the second book in this series of intabulations of music for the minstrel (Civil War-era) banjo. This particular book of music comes from "Frank Converse's Banjo Instructor, Without a ..more...
sku: 49-000258 $12.95
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Featured Old Time Banjo Videos

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DVD - BEGINNING CLAWHAMMER BANJO by Ken Perlman
One of the most celebrated clawhammer banjo stylists teaches you how to play this exciting style, with ample close-ups and clear explanations. Covers: hand positions, chords, tunings, ..more...
sku: 49-DVD1330 .. list $19.95 ours $17.95
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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 - PICK UP YOUR BANJO & PLAY: CLAWHAMMER BANJO REPERTOIRE taught by Bob Carlin
Prepare for your next jam session! The fifteen tunes taught by banjo master Carlin are some of the core pieces in the fiddle/banjo and old time string band style. Three tunings - G, double C ..more...
sku: GOLDT-DVD102 .. list $19.99 ours $18.00
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DVD - MARK JOHNSON TEACHES CLAWGRASS BANJO - FROM CLAWHAMMER TO BLUEGRASS with Emory Lester, guitar
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. Mark Johnson has revolutionized the art of clawhammer banjo picking. His trademark technique, which he calls "Clawgrass," combines the percussive, ..more...
sku: 300-DVD365 .. list $29.95 ours $26.95
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DVD - GET STARTED ON THE 5-STRING BANJO! taught by David Holt
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. Helps beginners get started quickly and easily, from how to hold and tune up their banjo to their first chords, strums and songs. Features favorites like ..more...
sku: 300-DVD59 .. list $19.95 ours $17.95
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DVD - ZEN BANJO: METHOD & MINDFULNESS - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CLAWHAMMER BANJO, FROM BEGINNER TO SUPER-ADVANCED with Steve Baughman & Rev. Heng Sure
"Can a simple drum-on-a-stick be both an instrument for high-energy dance music and a tool for contemplation? In this holistic course, we show you that it can." Learn 12 tunes in note-by-note ..more...
sku: OLS-DVD3707 $22.45
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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...
sku: DEAL6
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DEERING GOODTIME OPENBACK BANJO STARTER PACKAGE
WITH GIGBAG, TUNER, VIDEO & ACCESSORIES - USA-made student model with 3-ply rim, Deering's traditional peghead shape and walnut bowtie fretboard inlays. - All natural finish, maple neck and 11" ..more...
sku: GOODSTART .. list $659.00 ours $549.00
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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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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...
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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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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