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

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  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • 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.
  • ASIN: B0033P1O6S
  • Item model number: BJ05RHBANJO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 11, 2010
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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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Jameson 5 String Banjo

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Whether you are a working pro, a hobbyist, weekend-warrior, doing home recordings or just starting out, this Jameson banjo will be a cherished addition to any musical instrument collection. Countless hours of enjoyment are ahead when you own this R.W. Jameson banjo.

  • Makes the ultimate gift for the musician who has *almost* everything!

Jameson 5 String Banjo

With Geared 5th Tuner!

This full scale 5 string banjo from Jameson Guitars has all the features you'd expect on a much more expensive banjo. This impressive looking banjo plays great and sounds even better. Whether your a seasoned musician or just starting out, this banjo will be a perfect addition to any collection.

Among its many notable attributes, the Jameson features a geared 5th string tuner. This is very important for both tuning and play-ability.

This banjo brings you all the classic tones of a traditional 5 string banjo. Perfect for country, folk, bluegrass and even some modern rock. There has never been a better time to own a quality, affordable banjo!

  • 24 Brackets
  • Geared 5 Tuner
  • Bound Closed Back
  • Maple Bridge
  • Right Handed

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Geared 5th Tuner

A feature usually found only on more expensive banjos, this geared 5th tuner is an important upgrade over the common friction tuner.

Performance

Features 24 brackets, a maple bridge, an adjustable hinged tailpiece and a chrome plated arm rest. Not only does the Jameson banjo sound great, it looks great too!

Quality

A mahogany resonator and neck with a 7 ply maple & mahogany shell and a stunning high-gloss finish. All the features you would expect (and more) at a great price

Endless Fun

Years of musical fun will be yours when you start playing this banjo. Perfect for anyone who has always wanted to learn to play this iconic instrument. Value and quality in every Jameson instrument.

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

R.W. Jameson Fine Instruments

Dedicated to providing performance and value in stringed instruments, Jameson Guitars is a family run company committed to providing quality instruments for players of all abilities and ages. Whether your a pro, a weekend warrior a hobbyist or just starting out, Jameson will have the perfect instrument to meet your needs at an unbeatable price.

Musical instruments and the musicians who play them are at the heart of the passion of Jameson Guitars and quality musical instruments are the only thing Jameson makes.

Jameson 5 String Banjo

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Customer Reviews

Would recommend this banjo to anyone wanting to learn.
Honey
The action is good, it stays in tune nicely, sound quality is great, and the workmanship is beautiful!
Jan B,
It plays very well right out of the box without additional set-up, except for a little tuning.
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116 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Tinfoot TOP 50 REVIEWER on September 6, 2011
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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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97 of 104 people found the following review helpful By noclaimtofame on September 22, 2010
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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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103 of 114 people found the following review helpful By Mark Vogt on December 11, 2012
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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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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By D. T. Golder on January 20, 2013
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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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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By michael on January 13, 2011
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I am a beginner but I love the banjo. The most amazing thing however is that I had a problem with the the strap peg. I called the seller and they had a instrument technician call me and he walked me through the process of disassembling repairing and reassembling the instrument. Amazing Service!!!!
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69 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth on October 2, 2010
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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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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Jepharie on November 24, 2010
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I bought this banjo as a first banjo without any real knowledge of banjos. For the price i dare you to find a better product. The banjo arrived on time without a scratch on it.With a small amount of tuning i was playing it the minute i took it out of the box.If your looking for a beginning banjo that sounds/looks/plays/feels...Good, Then buy THIS banjo. Thanks:]
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