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5-String Banjo 24 Bracket with Closed Solid Back and Geared 5th Tuner By Jameson Guitars

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  • 5 String Full Size Banjo with Geared 5th Tuner
  • Amazing Low Price on Best Selling Banjo
  • 24 Bracket with Closed Mahogany Back
  • Made by Jameson/Davison Guitar Company
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Product Description

The Full Scale Davison RW Jameson 5-String Banjos are built with slim, fast necks for easy playing up and down the neck, as well as adjustable truss rods and a broad range of specifications to fit your needs. Look at these features: 3-ply Maple Rim # Mahogany Resonator with thumb screws # Mahogany Neck # Rosewood Fretboard # 24 Brackets # Nickel plated armrest # Solid Resonator Back (multi-piece) # 5/8" Hard Maple Bridge -- We are impressed by these full scale banjos at this great price and we are sure you will be too!

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  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B0033P1O6S
  • Item model number: BJ05RHBANJO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (469 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #355 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 11, 2010

From the Manufacturer

Right Hand 5 String (this listing) Left Hand 5 String Right Hand 6 String Left Hand 6 String
Number Of Strings 5 5 6 6
Dexterity Right Left Right Left
Style Traditional Traditional Banjo-Guitar Banjo-Guitar
Manufacturer R.W. Jameson R.W. Jameson R.W. Jameson R.W. Jameson

Jameson 5 String Banjo

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I have been online shopping banjos quite... extensively. Ebay, Amazon, 3 dozen+ online shops, reviews from multitude of sources, investigating manufacturer home sites, etc. I did the same for this banjo, and although there is actually very little out there about this particular banjo, I still felt very comfortable with what little I put together information wise. And frankly, at this price, it gets my warmest recommendation for those on a tight budget (sometimes, you just can't afford 400+ dollars for a mainstream name beginner brand). Additionally, mine came very well setup from the seller (aside from the inevitable tuning). And its purty too! I would also deeply recommend Snark SN-2 All Instrument Clip-On Chromatic Tuner ... absolutely the best tuner I have ever used and makes the various banjo-tuning schemes a breeze.

Be aware, in order to avoid possible confusion, Jameson Guitars is actually a sub-brand of Davison Guitars, so if you order and look at your peg-head and it says Davison (like mine does) and not R.W. Jameson, its the same maker (yes, I examined Davison's home site as well as the Amazon Seller's).
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So...after watching local Craigslist and eBay auctions for weeks & weeks, I was wondering if I would ever find a decent starter banjo without running a huge risk. So I visited Amazon, spotted this listing, read all 34 reviews, and decided that if even a few of the reviews were authentic (and the images were true), I had to give this banjo a try...

I ordered it late Sunday night - and Tuesday afternoon a knock on the door signaled its arrival. Wow.

The box/packing was untouched(undamaged), and this during the Christmas holidays.

The banjo - for the price mind you - was absolutely a pleasant surprise, and this from a veteran (25+ yrs) guitar player with at least 10 guitars of all brands & price ranges. Yes, a bit lighter than the Morgan Monroe starter banjo I'd just bought a week earlier for daughter#1's boyfriend, but still clearly a well-crafted instrument. Nice selection and assembly of wood. Nice fretboard and inlays. VERY nice ivory-colored binding on BOTH the neck AND the resonator. WOOD resonator. Decent (not amazing, but functional) tuners, though I could already see that IF I like this banjo, this will be among the first/only things I'd think about replacing with planetary gear tuners. Out-of-the-box action - actually perfectly acceptable, and this is something I normally IMMEDIATELY adjust with EVERY new guitar I've ever had, as I like very low action. But this one is "low enough" that I'll leave it for now, and was immediately able to start using finger picks and still finger the frets nicely. Overall sound - not horribly loud (resonator ring is wood - NOT metal), but perfectly loud enough for me.

There's a single minor finish flaw on the back - a tiny thin 2" wrinkle in the finish. Big F-ing deal.
The finish on the neck feels like glass.
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This banjo is beautifully crafted. It plays very well right out of the box without additional set-up, except for a little tuning. If you are looking for a beginning banjo, this one is very nice. With a closed back (resonator) it would usually be used by BlueGrass players, but if you want you can easily take the resonator off and play it clawhammer or frailing style.
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Got this for my 15 y.o. daughter for Christmas and she loves it. She had been fooling around with her brothers 4 sting $400 Goodtime banjo so I was worried that this one would be a piece of junk compared to his. She has not put down her banjo and has not played his since Christmas morning. The only thing that we had a problem with was the 5th sting key was very tight and we were afraid it was going to break. With a little patience it loosened up and we were good to go. Very happy with this purchase. Great banjo for a beginner.
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Not perfect, but great value for the money. Only single rod holding neck, and wooden frame a bit rough on the inside. External surfaces nicely finished (but again not perfect). Nit picking though--if this was a $500+ banjo I'd be disappointed, but for a $150 banjo this is an amazing value. Just recognize that if you get good on the banjo you'll be upgrading. But then again, you can probably sell this for around what you have in it. Nice transaction, fast shipping. Recommended.
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I am a novice, but to me this banjo looks and sounds great (once you tune it!)! You might as well go ahead and buy an electronic tuner, if you are a novice like me. Go ahead and buy the 'Banjo for Dummies' book which will tell you how to tune it. And get the finger picks and a strap. You really need all of these to get started learning to play the banjo. At first I just bought the banjo, book and finger picks. Started reading the book and the first couple of chapters told you what you need to get started. Then I had to go get the electronic tuner. Then the strap, etc. The instrument really sounded horrible right out of the box, as compared to the book/cd sample music. I knew the tuning must be way off. Tuned it and it sounds great and just like on the cd! (to my novice ears).

I am very pleased with the purchase.
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