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New Instruments

Note, due to fire loss, many of these instruments are not in stock, but most can be special ordered.

This page updated 04/19/17

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Call 865-428-8063 or Email for the lowest prices on new Deering, Goodtime, Gold Tone, Gold Star, Nechville, and Recording King banjos.
Save on orders shipped outside Tennessee...no sales tax!

New banjos with warranty

Note: "cash" means U.S. currency, postal or bank money order, or cashier's check. Personal checks are OK, but must clear before item is shipped.

     

 

Entry Level/Travel Banjos

NEW! Gold Tone AC-1 - Remember the old Harmony banjos sold in Sears & Roebucks catalogs? These were the standard of the industry in an entry-level banjo for decades. This is the new Harmony. Absolutely the best value on a travel banjo, "second" banjo or entry level banjo for those on a budget. Open back, slimline neck, Zero-Glide nut, mahogany neck, composite rim, gearewd tuners, truss rod. Gold Tone gig bag included. It only weighs 3 pounds, 10 ounces. This banjo won Top Five in Show at the Summer NAMM (National Assocsitiaon of Music Merchants) convention in Nashville because of it's great value. Not available at orhwer dealers yet. We purchased the show models at NAMM. See photo below. $190.00 plus $25.00 P&H EST/CST, $35.00 MST/PST. (If address is MST or PST, $10.00 will be added to transaction when credit card is processed). Add to Cart

Plucky miniature starter banjo by Gold Tone Suggested Retail Price: $379.00. HM Price: $275. plus $20.00 P&H Add to Cart see description/photos near bottom of this page.

Saga SS-10-P 11" head, 17 frets, very sturdy with 3/4" maple rim. open back. Rolled brass tone ring, 4:1 Planetary tuners, Geared 5th tuner, adjustable truss rod, triple nickle plated hardware. 17 fret (short) scale. Only weighs five pounds, total length 30". Includes padded nylon gig bag. $375.00 plus $25.00 P&H. Add to Cart see photo below.

Mastercraft Player Deluxe with Gig bag List $379. HM price: $250.00 plus $40.00 P&H (see photo, description below) Add to cart see photo below.


Deering
Goodtime (open back) (too low to advertise! Call 865-428-8063 or Email for LOW price)

see photo below.

Deering Goodtime II (resonator & armrest) (too low to advertise! Call 865-428-8063 or Email for LOW price) see photo below.!

Deering Goodtime Special (w/steel tone ring, maple neck) Call 865-428-8063 or Email for LOW price) see photo below.


Recording King Rambler RK-R15 multi-ply maple rim, steel rod tone ring. Maple neck and resonater,hand rubbed satin finish, Recording King Hexagon plate flange, rosewood fretboard. 24-hook notched tension hoop, presto-style tailpiece, geared 5th peg and dual coordinator rods. Limited lifetime warranty.This great value banjo has been discontinued. We have two left. Includes Guardian hardshell case.List: $599.00 HM: SLASHED TO $350.00 with with Staduim Gig bag: Add $80.00 for Guardian Hardshell case: $430.00. P&H and Insurance: $35.00 P&H Eastern and Central time zones, $45.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. Add $20.00 to shipping for hardshell case. Add to cart If shipped to MST/PST the extra $20.00 will be added to price shown in shopping cart. To order by phone, Call 1-865-428-8063 or Email

 


All Gold Tone Banjos carry transferrable warranty!

Gold Tone Cripple Creek (with resonator) CC100r List: $679. HM price: $475. cashier's check or money order (mail check or MO, add 9.75% tax for TN residents) or $500. credit card plus $60 added for bag. P&H and Insurance: $40.00 P&H Eastern and Central time zones, $50.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones.   Banjo with Gold Tone gig bag: $535.00 Add to Cart

Gold Tone CC-100r left-handed models in stock! CC100r leftie. List: $679. HM price: $475. cashier's check or money order (cash: mail check or MO, add 9.75% tax for TN residents) or $500. credit card, plus $60 for gig bag. P&H and Insurance: $40.00 P&H Eastern and Central time zones, $50.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. Banjo with Gold Tone gig bag: $535.00 Add to Cart

See photos and descriptions below.

Mid-level Banjos

Recording King Madison RK-R25 - Includes gig bag (hardshell Guardian case $80.00 extra). List: $933.99 HM price: $650.00 P&H and Insurance: $35.00 P&H Eastern and Central time zones, $45.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. Add $20.00 to shipping for hardshell case. see photo/description below. If shipped to MST/PST the extra $20.00 will be added to price shown in shopping cart.  To order by phone, Call 1-865-428-8063 or Email

Recording King RK-R35-BR Madison 3-ply steam-bent maple rim, Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring. Maple neck and resonater, mastertone style one-piece flange, adjustable two-way truss rod, rosewood fretboard. 24-hook brass tension hoop, presto-style tailpiece. Planetary tuners, geared 5th peg and dual coordinator rods. Same construction and materials used in the RK-R80. Limited lifetime warranty. Includes Guardian hardshell case. The RKR-35 and RK-R36 are the best value currently available in a midrange banjo. List: $1199.00 HM: $875.00 Call 1-800-426-8744 or Email

Recording King RK-R36-BR Madison 3-ply steam-bent maple rim, Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring. Mahogany neck and resonater, mastertone style one-piece flange, adjustable two-way truss rod, rosewood fretboard. 24-hook brass tension hoop, presto-style tailpiece. Planetary tuners, geared 5th peg and dual coordinator rods. Same construction and materials used in the RK-R80. Limited lifetime warranty. Includes Guardian hardshell case.The RKR-35 and RK-R36 are the best value currently available in a midrange banjo. List: $1329.00 HM: $930.00 Call 1-800-426-8744 or Email

Gold Tone BG-250F with sand cast brass tone ring and flange. NOW WITH THREE-PLY MAPLE RIM! List: $1389. plus case. HM price: $975. cash/$1025. credit card. Add $60.00 P&H and insurance (lower 48 USA), Eastern and central time zones, $80.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. plus $60.00 P&H and insurance (continental U.S.A.) case: $100. with banjo purchase. Call 1-800-426-8744 or Email

Gold Tone BG-250FW WIDE fingerboard, with sand cast brass tone ring and flange. Three-ply rim. The best value in it's price range! List: $1389. plus case. HM price: $975. cash/$1025. credit card plus $60.00 P&H and insurance (continental U.S.A.) Godl Tone hardshell case: $100. with banjo purchase. Add $60.00 P&H and insurance (lower 48 USA), Eastern and central time zones, $80.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. Call 1-800-426-8744 or Email.

Gold Tone OB-250 List: $1719. plus case HM price: $1200. cash, $1150. credit card Gold Tone hardshell case: $100. with banjo purchase. Add $60.00 P&H and insurance (lower 48 USA), Eastern and central time zones, $80.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. See photo below. Call 865-428-8063 or Email

Gold Tone OB-250 plus with JLS tone ring. List: $2729. HM price: $2263. cash/ $2370. credit card. Gold Tone hardshell case: $100. with banjo purchase. Add $60.00 P&H and insurance (lower 48 USA), Eastern and central time zones, $80.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. Call 865-428-8063 or Email

Gold Star GF-85 brass tone ring, mahogany. RB-250 inlays. Best value anywhere on a Gibson reproduction. List: $1395 HM:$1150. cash/ $1225. credit card Add $60.00 P&H and insurance (lower 48 USA), Eastern and central time zones, $80.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. Call 865-428-8063 or Email

Gold Star GF-100FE mahogany, ebony fingerboard, Flying Eagle inlays, double purfling rings, includes arch top case. Best value anywhere on a Gibson reproduction. List: $1895. HM: $1325. cash/ $1400. credit card see photos below. Add $60.00 P&H and insurance (lower 48 USA), Eastern and central time zones, $80.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. Call 865-428-8063 or Email

Gold Star GF-100W mahogany, ebony fingerboard, Wreath inlays. double purfling rings, includes arch top case. Best value anywhere on a Gibson reproduction. List: $1895. HM: SALE! $1200. cash/ $1275. credit card see photos below. Add $60.00 P&H and insurance (lower 48 USA), Eastern and central time zones, $80.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. Call 865-428-8063 or Email

Gold Star GF-100HF mahogany, ebony fingerboard, Hearts & Flowers inlays, double purfling rings, includes arch top case. Best value anywhere on a Gibson reproduction. List: $1895. HM: $1325. cash/ $1400. credit card see photos below. Add $60.00 P&H and insurance (lower 48 USA), Eastern and central time zones, $80.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. Call 865-428-8063 or Email

Recording King Professional RK-80, Mahogany neck and resonator with concentric purfling rings, Mastertone-style flange, Mastertone-style tone ring, 3-Ply maple rim, bound ebony fretboard, dual coordinator rods, Hearts and Flowers inlay,Presto-style tailpiece, includes Guardian Deluxe Hardshell Case with plush lining, LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY. List: $1799. plus case. HM: $1450. cash/ $1575. credit card includes hardshell arch top case. See photos below. Add $60.00 P&H and insurance (lower 48 USA), Eastern and central time zones, $80.00 Mountain and Pacific time zones. Call 865-428-8063 or Email

Professional level banjos:

                                                                                                                                                                    RECORDING KING USA-MADE RK-M7
RESONATOR: HONDURAN MAHOGANY WITH B/W/B CONCENTRIC RINGS
RIM: 3-PLY RECORDING KING MAPLE
FLANGE: ONE-PIECE PREWAR-STYLE ZINC. HEAD: REMO FROSTED HEAD, 11" HIGH CROWN
TONE RING: 20-HOLE BELL BRASS FLATHEAD
TENSION HOOP: 24-HOOK BRASS NOTCHED; ROUND HOOKS
COORDINATOR ROD(S): DUAL 1930’S STYLE
NECK: HONDURAN MAHOGANY
FRETBOARD: ROSEWOOD; BOUND
HARDWARE: NICKEL-PLATED
TAILPIECE: PRESTO-STYLE

BRIDGE: MAPLE / EBONY; 5/8"
NUT: BONE, 1-3/16" WIDTH
FRET MARKERS: DIAMOND & SQUARE M.O.P. PATTERN INLAY
INLAY: DIAMOND & SQUARE M.O.P. PATTERN
PEGHEAD: ORIGINAL RECORDING KING
OVERLAY: EBONY
TUNERS: FIVE STAR PLANETARY TUNERS AND 5TH STRING PEG
BINDING: ANTIQUED
SCALE LENGTH: 27-3/8"
ARMREST: ONE-PIECE
FINISH: NITROCELLULOSE VINTAGE RED MAHOGANY
CASE: RECORDING KING VINTAGE HARDSHELL

These banjos are hard to find - most dealers list them as "unavailable" or "discontinued". Only about twenty were made this year... but we have one IN STOCK! Slightly blemished, tiny finish checks in resonator. Email for photos of damage. Comes with full warranty (excluding the resonater checks). List: $3999. HM: Discounted $200 over usual HM discunt because of the minor damage. - HM price $2999.cash/$3150 credit card. (Call 1- 865-428-8063 or Email)

TheM7 nad M0 are USA-made in Nashville. They sound/look/feel like it. No import can match the workmanship and materials.

                                                                                                                                                                  RECORDING KING USA-MADE RK-M9

RESONATOR: BURLED WALNUT
RIM: 3-PLY RECORDING KING MAPLE
FLANGE: ONE-PIECE PREWAR-STYLE ZINC. HEAD: REMO FROSTED, 11" HIGH CROWN
TONE RING: 20-HOLE BELL BRASS FATHEADTENSION HOOP: 24-HOOK BRASS NOTCHED; ROUND HOOKS
COORDINATOR ROD(S): DUAL 1930’S STYLE
NECK: ONE-PIECE WALNUT
FRETBOARD: ROSEWOOD, BOUND
HARDWARE: NICKEL-PLATED
TAILPIECE: PRESTO-STYLE
BRIDGE: MAPLE / EBONY; 5/8"

NUT: BONE, 1-3/16" WIDTH
FRET MARKERS: DIAMOND & SQUARE M.O.P. PATTERN INLAY
INLAY: DIAMOND & SQUARE M.O.P. PATTERN
PEGHEAD: ORIGINAL RECORDING KING
OVERLAY: EBONY
TUNERS: FIVE STAR PLANETARY TUNERS AND 5TH STRING PEG
BINDING: ANTIQUED
SCALE LENGTH: 27-3/8"
ARMREST: ONE-PIECE
FINISH: NITROCELLULOSE DARK MAHOGANY
CASE: RECORDING KING VINTAGE HARDSHELL

Just acquired: M9! The USA Series M9 banjo is hand-built in the USA. Assembled with a choice one-piece Walnut neck and beautiful burl Walnut resonator, the M9 delivers vintage-style banjo snap and tone in a classic design. With unique features like the Seagull-style fretboard inlay and hand-rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer finish, the M9 sets a new standard for modern US-made banjos. This particular b anjo was the display model at NAMM. You KNOW they took a jewel to demo to all the music store buyers. Only six M9's were made this year. Only twenty M7's were made. They are on back order, 3-4 month waiting period. Almost all internet dealers list M7 and M9 as "not available". We may be the only dealer in the USA with an M7 AND an M9 in stock! List: $3999. HM: $3250. cash/$3500 credit card. (Call 1- 865-428-8063 or Email)

 

 

 

To view all Deering banjos and current list prices, go to: Deeringbanjos.com We will match or beat any authorized Deering dealer's verifiable price on an in-stock banjo.

Eagle II
Sierra
Deluxe
Maple Blossom
Calico
Golden Era

Commonly in - stock Deerings:

Deering Eagle II - An entirely new breed of banjo. It features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that is unlike any other traditional tone ring. It produces a high quality sound that is versatile for many styles of playing. While the sound is uniquely Eagle, it represents a refinement in the quality of banjo tone, something that allows the player to soar to new heights. It is perfect for the player who wants a professional quality banjo that he can use for playing many styles of music.List: $2589.00 plus case HM PRICE: TOO LOW TO ADVERTISE! (Call 1-865-428-8063 or Email

Deering Mahogany Sierra - Best value anywhere on a professional grade 100%-USA made banjo. Deering '06 - 20 Hole Bronze Tone Ring Mahogany 3 Ply Maple Rim Mother of Pearl & Maple Inlays Slender Deering Neck Shape Zinc Flange Nickel Plated Satin Finish. List: $2794.00 plus case HM PRICE: TOO LOW TO ADVERTISE! (Call 1- 1-865-428-8063 or Email

Deering Maple Sierra. Best value anywhere on a professional grade 100%-USA made banjo. Deering '06 - 20 Hole Bronze Tone Ring, Maple 3 Ply Maple Rim, Mother of Pearl & Maple Inlays, Slender Deering Neck Shape, Zinc Flange, Nickel Plated Satin Finish. - List: $2699.00 plus case HM PRICE: TOO LOW TO ADVERTISE! (Call 1-865-428-8063 or Email

Deering Deluxe - 100%-USA made banjo. Deering Bronze Tone Ring, Mahogany slender neck, Shape 3-Ply Maple Rim, Zinc Flange, Nickel Plated, Gloss Finish. List: $3359. HM PRICE: TOO LOW TO ADVERTISE! (Call 1-865-428-8063 or Email

Deering Maple Blossom - Great value on a lifetime "keeper" 100%- USA made banjo. Deering '06 - 20 Hole Bronze Tone Ring, Curly Maple Neck & Resonator, White Binding with Black/White Trim, 3-Ply Maple Rim, Zinc Flange, Nickel Plated, Gloss Finish. List $4144. HM PRICE: TOO LOW TO ADVERTISE! (Call 1-865-428-8063 or Email

Deering Golden Era - Top professional quality reproduction of Earl's banjo. Deering '06 - 20 Hole Bronze Tone Ring, Curly Maple with Sunburst Stain, White Binding with black & white Trim, 3 Ply Maple Rim, Deep Resonator, Zinc Flange, Nickel Plated, High Gloss Finish. Played by Gary Waldrep, Herb Pedersen, Eddie Adcock, and Don Wayne Reno, used on on many of Jack Hatfield's instruction book demonstration recordings. List: $4844. HM PRICE: TOO LOW TO ADVERTISE! (Call 1-865-428-8063 or Email

Special order Deerings, not always in stock. Hatfield Music price is around 30% to 35% off list. We will match or beat any authorized Deering dealer's verifiable price on an in-stock banjo.

Payment must be made advance for special order items.

Deering resonater banjos 2015 price list:

Boston: List: $2049.00 Hartford: List: $4459.00 GDL Greg Deering Limited: $7,004.00 Tenbrooks Saratoga Star with Kruger Tone Ring: $8,929.00 TX Texas Sesquicentennial 5-String: $20,099.00
Black Diamond: List: $3784.00 Terry Baucom: $4799.00 IV Ivanhoe: $14,454.00 Tenbrooks Saratoga Star with -06- Tone Ring: $6,379.00 GAB Gabriella: $31,689.00
Calico: List: $4729.00 Golden Wreath: List: $4,824.00 Tenbrooks Legacy w/ Kruger Tone Ring $8,059.00 TOL Tree of Life: $15,489.00 BJS Banjosaurus Long Neck:$63,719.00
Crossfire: List: $4134.00 Golden Classic: $8699.000 Tenbrooks Legacy w/06 Tone Ring:
$5,509.00
CL Clawgrass®: $15,529.00  

Deering Open Back Banjos:

VLW Vega Little Wonder 5-String: $1,584.00

VOTW Vega Old Tyme Wonder:
$1,824.00
V2 Vega #2: $4,079.00

VPT Vega Professional 19-Fret Tenor:  $7,409.00 KT-JS Vega Kingston Trio John Stewart Long Neck: $6,119.00

VLW-17 Vega Little Wonder 17-Fret Tenor: $1,584.00 VS Vega Senator 5-String:
$2,069.00
V2-17 Vega #2 17-Fret Tenor: $4,079.00 KT-PL Vega Kingston Trio Plectrum - Bob Shan:e $6,119.00 KT-GG Vega Kingston Trio George Grove Long Neck: $6,119.00
VLWR Vega Little Wonder w/Resonator: $2,059.00
VSR Vega Senator 5-String: w/Resonator
$2,589.00
V2-19 Vega #2 19-Fret Tenor $4,079.00 VLN Vega Long Neck: $5,039.00 KT-DG Vega Kingston Trio Dave Guard Long Neck $6,119.00
VLWR-17 Vega Little Wonder 17 Fret Tenor w/Resonator:
$2,059.00
VS-6 Vega Senator 6-String:
$2,539.00
VDS Vega Dragon Star
$8,069.00
WCLN Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck: $2,069.00 KT-TD Vega Tom Dooley: $15,529.00

 

 

 

 

RECORDING KING BANJOS

 

 




Gold Star GF-100HF brass tone ring, mahogany, double purfling rings. One of the best values on a Gibson reproduction in its price range. List: $2395. HM: $1675.00 cashier's check/MO, $1400. credit card.plus $60. to $80.00 P&H and insurance depending on location in continental U.S.A.Call 865-428-8063 or Email


 

Goodtime Travel Banjo by Deering (above) - 3 lbs, 14 oz.38" long, Maple neck and rim, geared tuners, 11" head, 16 brackets. Full scale: 22 frets. For travel, office, camping, or as "beginner" instrument. Open back. Great "starter" banjo, perfect size for kids. Made in USA! List: $495.00 (Call 865-428-8063 or Email for LOW price) Gig bag: $60. (free P&H if purchased with banjo).

DEERING GOODTIME II Goodtime open back (above), add flange, resonator and armrest. Not only is it more comfortable to play and louder because of the resonator, but the added weight adds to the tone quality and makes it easier to hold..the extra weight of the pot does not cause the left hand to bear as much weight of the neck and thus the left hand ismore free to move around the neck and form chords. Made in USA! List: $699.00 HM: (Call 865-428-8063 or Email for LOW price) Gig bag: $60.00. P&H & insurance: $20 in continental USA. Goodtime II gig bag, $60 (free P&H if purchased with banjo.) Goodtime II and bag,

DEERING GOODTIME SPECIAL like Goodtime II shown above, with heavy steel tone ring, maple neck. Even better balanced than the Goodtime II, with greatly enhanced tone. List: $929.00 HM price: (Call 865-428-8063 or Email for LOW price) gig bag, $60.

Entry Level/Travel Banjos

 


Plucky travel/child's banjo by Gold Tone!
A true backpacker banjo, weighing in at only two pounds. May be tuned in C (5-C,4-G,3-C,2-E,1-G) or D (5-D,4-A,3-D,2-F#, 1-A) May be restrung for standard G tuning with heavier strings (.016, .034, .024, .019, .016). This banjo is no toy and is very playable. The neck width is similar to a full size banjo for ease of fingering. Plucky has low string action and plenty of volume. Perfect for the very young child, on the trail, or cuddling up with on the couch.

Maple fingerboard and neck with vintage brown finish on neck and pot, ebony/maple bridge, guitar style enclosed tuners, No-knot tailpiece,
1/2" x 8" maple rim, chrome plating, steel tension hoop. Gig bag and setup included!
(SMP electronic pickup optional)

Dimensions:
Scale 15-7/8" Weight 2.1 lbs
Nut Width: 1-5/16" Frets 21 medium
Total Length: 25" Head Size: 8"

Suggested Retail Price: $379.00. HM Price: $275. plus $15.00 P&H Add to Cart

                          

NEW! Gold Tone AC-1 Open back travel banjo. Remember the old Harmony banjos sold in Sears & Roebucks catalogs? These were the standard of the industry in an entry level banjo for decades. This is the modern-day Harmony. Absolutely the best value on a travel banjo, second banjo or entry-level banjo for those on a budget. Slimline neck, mahogany neck, composite rim, geared tuners, truss rod. Gold Tone's pateneted Zero-Glide nut for easy tuning. Gold Tone gig bag included.You can throw it in a backpack and take it hiking. This banjo won Top Five in Show at the huge Summer NAMM convention in Nashville (National Assocsitiaon of Music Merchants) because of it's great value. Not available at othwer dealers yet. We purchased the display models at NAMM. $190.00 plus $25.00 P&H EST/CST, $35.00 MST/PST. (If address is MST or PST, $10.00 will be added to transaction when credit card is processed). Add to Cart

AC-1 Beginner's Kit, everything needed to get started: AC-100 banjo, gig bag, picks, electroinc tuner, First Lessons Banjo book with CD, nylon strap: $215.00 plus $25.00 P&H EST/CST, $35.00 P&H MST/PST - SAVE over $25.00!  Add to Cart

AC-5 with resonater and bag: $225. plus $25.00 P&H EST/CST, $35.00 P&H MST/PST. Call 865-428-8063 or Email to order. Shopping cart link not set up yet.

 

Gold Tone Cripple Creek CC100r

Full size, but light weight. Never before has an entry level banjo included the features and tone of the CC-100. Features include maple neck, resonator, and body, neck and resonator binding, double coordinator rods, curly maple headstock veneer, Price licenced tailpiece, brass tone ring, 2 way adjustable truss rod, and low action for the beginning banjoist. Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you'll find "more bang for the buck".Assembled in USA. CC100r with gig bag List: $534.00 HM price: $350. cash, $375. credit card plus 60. added for gig bag, total: $460. if ordered online with credit card ($10.00 postage will be added for Mountain and Pacific time zones) Add to Cart

CC-100 Left handed w/gig bag: $350. cash, $375. credit card plus $60.added for gig bag, total: $460. if ordered online with credit card ($10.00 postage will be added for Mountain and Pacific time zones) Add to Cart

 

 

Wanted to Buy

We will make cash offer on any quality bluegrass instrument by makers such as Gibson, Deering, Stelling, Rich & Taylor, Price, Nechville, Frank Neat, Allen (Fonza Smith), Baldwin (Ode), Fender, etc. Also, good intermediate level imports such as Goldstar, Fender Leo, Iida, Wash
313 Lupine Drive
Knoxville, TN 37924

Phone/fax: 865-524-5220