There are many different kinds of
banjos available, with 4, 5, or 6 strings, played either with the
thumb and first two fingers of the right hand or a plectrum.
Banjos belong to a very old family of instruments. Drums with
strings stretched over them can be traced throughout the Middle
East, the Far East, and Africa. African slaves brought the banjo to
North America. It has since
become the basis for distinctively energetic music, instrumental in
the later development of forms as diverse as jazz, bluegrass, folk,
traditional, old time, country, rock, and others.
Deering’s American-made Goodtime banjos are well known for their
ease of playability, sparkling tone, light weight, and
affordability! With the addition of the Tenor model, banjoists will
be able to play a wider variety of music than ever before. Popularly
used for Irish music and jazz, the tenor banjo is also ideal for
young children because of the shorter scaled neck.
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Deering Goodtime banjos at our store or