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5 String Banjos

5 String Banjos

The 5-String G Banjo is used for Bluegrass music, usually in the style popularised by Earl Scruggs, and players look for a resonator and tone ring. For old time clawhammer or frailing styles, an open backed simpler model is better. Finger style classical banjo also uses the 5 string, but is less common now. Used for bluegrass and country music, and for old time and song accompaniment in the British Isles.

The Banjo developed in America from its African origins, and is now immensely popular, due to its unique sound, suitability for a wide variety of music, and because it is so easy to play. Common types include the 5 - string, the tenor with four strings, the mandolin banjo or banjolin with eight and the ever popular uke banjo with... Read More

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Clifford Essex Clipper 5-String Banjo. 11 inch original vellum head. open back, inlaid fingerboard & peg-head.
Clifford Essex Clipper 5-String Banjo. 11 inch original vellum head. open back, inlaid fingerboard & peg-head.
£750.00
SHHO12538 - London
Gold Star GF85 with Mods. Tuners, Bridge Tailpiece. With Case & Pickup
Gold Star GF85 with Mods. Tuners, Bridge Tailpiece. With Case & Pickup
£1,750.00
SHLS13912 - Leeds
Shackleton Model 2 Banjo
Shackleton Model 2 Banjo
£679.20
SK37102
Slim Jim 'The Hampshire' 5-string O/B Banjo. Made in Southampton UK. Exquisite.
Slim Jim 'The Hampshire' 5-string O/B Banjo. Made in Southampton UK. Exquisite.
£1,699.00
SORSO11980 - Southampton
Slim Jim 'The Hampshire' 5-string O/B Banjo. Made in Southampton UK. Exquisite.
Slim Jim 'The Hampshire' 5-string O/B Banjo. Made in Southampton UK. Exquisite.
£1,699.00
SORSO11978 - Leeds
John Alvery Turner pre war high quality 5 string British banjo, maple resonator.
John Alvery Turner pre war high quality 5 string British banjo, maple resonator.
£825.00
SHHO12773 - London
Early Clifford Essex Banjo. 15a Grafton, London. 1900-1919. Nice old 5 Sting.
Early Clifford Essex Banjo. 15a Grafton, London. 1900-1919. Nice old 5 Sting.
£750.00
SHSO23588 - Southampton
Leostock 5 String Zither Banjo. Being restored.
Leostock 5 String Zither Banjo. Being restored.
£500.00
SORSO23048 - Southampton
hand made early 1900s 5 string zither banjo, 8 inch head, custom inlays.
hand made early 1900s 5 string zither banjo, 8 inch head, custom inlays.
£199.00
SORSO22728 - Southampton
German made long neck 5 string Banjo in nice playable condition
German made long neck 5 string Banjo in nice playable condition
£375.00
SHBI22055 - Birmingham
Rover Open Back 5 String Banjo with
Rover Open Back 5 String Banjo with
£432.00
XXRB-40
Kouga Hand Crafted 5 String Banjo
Kouga Hand Crafted 5 String Banjo
£1,799.00
XXSO00016
Gold Tone OB-250
Gold Tone OB-250
£900.00
SORLS20133 - Leeds
Barnes and Mullins open back banjo, 1920s, lovely sound, gig bag
Barnes and Mullins open back banjo, 1920s, lovely sound, gig bag
£600.00
SORLO20338 - London
Ozark 2104G Resonator 5 String Banjo. Some Cosmetic Wear.
Ozark 2104G Resonator 5 String Banjo. Some Cosmetic Wear.
£179.00
SHSO23873 - Southampton
Clifford Essex 5-String Banjo CE Special. 15a Grafton Street.
Clifford Essex 5-String Banjo CE Special. 15a Grafton Street.
£600.00
SORSO24360 - Southampton
Slim Jim 'The Hampshire' British made Clawhammer banjo, superb!
Slim Jim 'The Hampshire' British made Clawhammer banjo, superb!
£1,199.00
SHSO25467 - Southampton
Stagg 5-string resonator Banjo, good condition.
Stagg 5-string resonator Banjo, good condition.
£129.00
SHSO26570 - Southampton
Deering Maple Blossom (1986) with pick-up. With case. Great sound.
Deering Maple Blossom (1986) with pick-up. With case. Great sound.
£1,650.00
SORLO19531 - London
Phil Davidson 5 String Banjo. .  Brazilian mahogany resonator, slim neck, smooth action
Phil Davidson 5 String Banjo. . Brazilian mahogany resonator, slim neck, smooth action
£2,695.00
SORBS02745 - Bristol
Ozark 2039 Maple Banjo Mandolin. Good Condition With hardcase
Ozark 2039 Maple Banjo Mandolin. Good Condition With hardcase
£199.00
SORSO27667 - Southampton
Rover Student 5-String Banjos with B
Rover Student 5-String Banjos with B
£303.20
XXRB-115
TGI Banjo case
TGI Banjo case
£30.00
SHBS28644 - Bristol
Sully's Long Neck 5 string Session King Banjo, w/ case
Sully's Long Neck 5 string Session King Banjo, w/ case
£900.00
SHLS27257 - Leeds
Ozark 2115G 5 String Banjo
Ozark 2115G 5 String Banjo
£299.00
SORBI28763 - Birmingham
Barnes & Mullins BJ500 5 String Banjo complete with hard case
Barnes & Mullins BJ500 5 String Banjo complete with hard case
£265.00
SORBI28699 - Birmingham
Deering Goodtime Artisan 5 string banjo, excellent condition great sound
Deering Goodtime Artisan 5 string banjo, excellent condition great sound
£600.00
SORBS29624 - Bristol
Ashbury AB-35 left handed 5 string banjo, crack to resonator otherwise good
Ashbury AB-35 left handed 5 string banjo, crack to resonator otherwise good
£199.00
SORBS29831 - Bristol
Clifford Essex banjo 5 String Banjo w/Bag
Clifford Essex banjo 5 String Banjo w/Bag
£799.00
SORLS28167 - Leeds
John Grey Long Neck Open Back 5 String Banjo, made in England
John Grey Long Neck Open Back 5 String Banjo, made in England
£225.00
SORBI29697 - Birmingham
Ozark Resonator 5-string Banjo
Ozark Resonator 5-string Banjo
£139.00
SHSO28842 - Southampton
J. E. Dallas 5 String Banjo. 1874-1904.
J. E. Dallas 5 String Banjo. 1874-1904.
£999.00
SORSO28901 - Southampton
Ashbury Left hand 5 string banjo
Ashbury Left hand 5 string banjo
£239.00
SHCT31362 - Canterbury
Ashbury AB-45 5 String Banjo,  good condition, resonator and railroad spikes.
Ashbury AB-45 5 String Banjo, good condition, resonator and railroad spikes.
£399.00
SHBS30564 - Bristol
Irin 5 string banjo with resonator
Irin 5 string banjo with resonator
£180.00
SORCT31866 - Canterbury
5 String Banjo, Mastertone Ring
5 String Banjo, Mastertone Ring
£499.00
XXHO00085
5 String Banjo, Arch Top
5 String Banjo, Arch Top
£499.00
XXHO00084
Ozark 2105G 5 String Banjo & Hard Case
Ozark 2105G 5 String Banjo & Hard Case
£150.00
SORBI30740 - Birmingham
Ozark 2141G 5 String Resonator Banjo
Ozark 2141G 5 String Resonator Banjo
£479.99
SHCT32143 - Canterbury
Hohner HTB Travel banjo, short scale banjo, fiberskin head
Hohner HTB Travel banjo, short scale banjo, fiberskin head
£99.00
SHBS31197 - Bristol
Deering Goodtime Leader 'Carolina King' 5 string Banjo w/ tone ring & hard case
Deering Goodtime Leader 'Carolina King' 5 string Banjo w/ tone ring & hard case
£625.00
SORLS29391 - Leeds
Ozark 2102G 5 String Openback Banjo
Ozark 2102G 5 String Openback Banjo
£129.00
SHSO29352 - Southampton
Tanglewood Union Series L/H 5-String Banjo
Tanglewood Union Series L/H 5-String Banjo
£225.00
SHLS29452 - Leeds
Bespoke tackhead banjo, handmade by Eric Prust great plunky oldtime sound
Bespoke tackhead banjo, handmade by Eric Prust great plunky oldtime sound
£200.00
SORBS31544 - Bristol
Grafton Clipper 5-string banjo, open-back, frailing scoop, great for clawhammer
Grafton Clipper 5-string banjo, open-back, frailing scoop, great for clawhammer
£350.00
SORBS31565 - Bristol
Phil Davidson 5 String Banjo,  with resonator, unusual headstock, fair condition.
Phil Davidson 5 String Banjo, with resonator, unusual headstock, fair condition.
£2,399.00
SORBS31571 - Bristol
Ashbury AB-35 Resonator back 5 string banjo
Ashbury AB-35 Resonator back 5 string banjo
£189.00
SHLS29904 - Leeds
Ashbury AB-85 open back 5 string banjo. With frailing scoop.
Ashbury AB-85 open back 5 string banjo. With frailing scoop.
£350.00
SHLO30146 - London