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  1. Image for RKOH-05E Dirty 30s Open Back Banjo w/ L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup from SamAsh
    Recording King RKOH-05E Dirty 30s Open Back Banjo w/ L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup
    Msrp: $586.99 / Savings: $147.00
    $439.99

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  2. Image for RK-R20E Songster Resonator Banjo w/ L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup from SamAsh
    Recording King RK-R20E Songster Resonator Banjo w/ L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup
    Msrp: $933.99 / Savings: $234.00
    $699.99

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  3. Image for RKH-05 Dirty 30's Resonator 5-String Banjo from SamAsh
    Recording King RKH-05 Dirty 30's Resonator 5-String Banjo
    Msrp: $533.99 / Savings: $134.00
    $399.99

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  4. Image for RKH-05E Dirty '30s Resonator Banjo w/ L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup from SamAsh
    Recording King RKH-05E Dirty '30s Resonator Banjo w/ L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup
    Msrp: $733.99 / Savings: $184.00
    $549.99

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

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    Image for Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo from SamAsh
    Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo
    Msrp: $2,999.00 / Savings: $799.23
    Was: $2,699.00
    $2,199.77

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  6. Image for Sierra Mahogany 5-String Banjo from SamAsh
    Deering Sierra Mahogany 5-String Banjo
    Msrp: $2,999.00 / Savings: $799.23
    Was: $2,699.00
    $2,199.77

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  7. Image for MB-100 5-String Banjo from SamAsh
    Epiphone MB-100 5-String Banjo
    Msrp: $269.00 / Savings: $40.00
    $229.00

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  8. Carlo Robelli SBJ-005 5-String Banjo
    Carlo Robelli SBJ-005 5-String Banjo
    Msrp: $289.99 / Savings: $90.00
    $199.99

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  9. Gold Tone AC-6+ Composite 6-String Banjo
    Gold Tone AC-6+ Composite 6-String Banjo
    Msrp: $746.65 / Savings: $186.66
    $559.99

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  10. Gold Tone Cripple Creek CC-50 5-String Banjo
    Gold Tone Cripple Creek CC-50 5-String Banjo
    Msrp: $533.32 / Savings: $133.33
    $399.99

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  11. Gold Tone CC-BG 5-String Bluegrass Banjo Package
    Gold Tone CC-BG 5-String Bluegrass Banjo Package
    Msrp: $733.32 / Savings: $183.33
    $549.99

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  12. Image for B17K Americana Series 5-string Flame Maple Resonator Banjo from SamAsh
    Washburn B17K Americana Series 5-string Flame Maple Resonator Banjo
    Msrp: $2,755.90 / Savings: $1,206.90
    $1,549.00

    Just $65 per month!
    24 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 24 Months

    On select purchases $299 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 12/31/21. 24-equal monthly payments required.

    *See details below.

    **See monthly payment details below.

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases of these qualifying brands: ABELTON, AKAI, AKG, ALESIS, ALLEN & HEATH, ALTO, AMERICAN DJ, AMPEG, ANTELOPE AUDIO, ARTURIA, AZUMI, B.A.C., B&S, BACH, BESSON, BOSE, BOSS, BREEDLOVE, BUFFET CRAMPON, CARLO ROBELLI, CARLSBRO, CASIO, CHAUVET DJ, CORDOBA, CROWN, DBX, DENON, DIGITECH, DRUM WORKSHOP, ELECTRO-VOICE, EPIPHONE, ESP, FISHMAN, FOCAL, FOCUSRITE, GATOR, GIBRALTAR, GIBSON, GIBSON CUSTOM, GODIN, GROOVE PERCUSSION, GUILD, HAGSTROM, HARTKE, HEADRUSH, HOHNER, HORA, HOTONE, IBANEZ, IZOTOPE, JBL, JEAN BAPTISTE, JODYJAZZ, JUPITER, KAT, KAWAI, KRAMER, KRK, KURZWEIL, LANIKAI, LATIN PERCUSSION, LEXICON, LINE 6 LUDWIG, M-AUDIO, MACKIE, MARANTZ, MEDELI, MICHAEL KELLY, MOOG MUSIC, MOTU, NEUMANN, NORD, NOVATION, NS DESIGN, NUMARK, ORANGE AMPLIFICATION, OVATION, P.MAURIAT, PAISTE, PDP, PEAVEY, PIONEER DJ, POWELL, PRESONUS, PRS, QSC, RAINSONG, RANDALL, RANE, RME, ROLAND, SABIAN, SAMSON, SCHECTER, SELMER, SELMER PARIS, SELMER USA, SENNHEISER, SONOR, SOUNDCRAFT, STERLING BY MUSIC MAN, SUPRO, TAKAMINE, TAMA, TASCAM, TAYLOR, UNIVERSAL AUDIO, WARM AUDIO, WARWICK, WASHBURN, YAMAHA, YANAGISAWA, ZILDJIAN. No interest will be charged on promo purchase and equal monthly payments are required equal to initial promo purchase amount divided equally by the number of months in promo period until promo is paid in full. The equal monthly payment will be rounded to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase.  Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases.  For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval.

    **Monthly payment shown is equal to the purchase price excluding [taxes and delivery] divided by the number of months in the promo period, rounded to the next highest whole dollar, and only applies to the selected financing option shown.  If you make your payments by the due date each month, the monthly payment shown should allow you to pay off this purchase within the promo period if this balance is the only balance on your account during the promo period.  If you have other balances on your account, this monthly payment will be added to the minimum payment applicable to those balances.

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  13. Image for Goodtime Special Banjo from SamAsh
    Deering Goodtime Special Banjo
    Msrp: $1,119.00 / Savings: $120.00
    $999.00

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  14. Image for Goodtime 2 5-String Banjo from SamAsh
    Deering Goodtime 2 5-String Banjo
    Msrp: $799.00 / Savings: $110.00
    $689.00

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  15. Image for Goodtime 5 String Banjo from SamAsh
    Deering Goodtime 5 String Banjo
    Msrp: $579.00 / Savings: $80.00
    $499.00

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  16. Image for Artisan Goodtime Special 5-String Banjo from SamAsh
    Deering Artisan Goodtime Special 5-String Banjo
    Msrp: $1,389.00 / Savings: $140.00
    $1,249.00

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  17. Image for BW6E BC Backwoods 6 String Acoustic Electric Banjo from SamAsh
    Dean BW6E BC Backwoods 6 String Acoustic Electric Banjo
    Msrp: $649.00 / Savings: $200.00
    $449.00

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  18. Image for BW6 Backwoods 6 String Banjo from SamAsh
    Dean BW6 Backwoods 6 String Banjo
    Msrp: $499.00 / Savings: $150.00
    $349.00

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time.

     

    Qualifying items must be purchased at the advertised tagged prices. This offer is not valid for price matches, competitor coupon matches, used or previously marked down items, closeout gear or door busters.

  19. Image for OB-150R Orange Blossom Banjo from SamAsh
    Gold Tone OB-150R Orange Blossom Banjo
    Msrp: $1,426.65 / Savings: $356.66
    $1,069.99

    6 Months Financing*

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    0% Interest for 6 Months

    On select purchases $199 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 06/15/21.

    On Purchases of $199 or more with your Sam Ash credit card.* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum Monthly Payments Required. Note: Your first order with your Sam Ash Credit Card can only be shipped to the billing address on your application.

     

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History of the Banjo

The roots of the banjo go back a long way. It's an instrument which, at its base, is similar to many others—taught strings over a resonant body. However, the modern banjo (and its similar predecessors), create a specific, recognizable tone, which sets it apart from its guitar and violin relatives.

Early forms of the banjo originated in West Africa. When slaves were taken from the continent and brought to North America, the instruments came with them. Tracing back to these beginnings, we find a number of banjo-styled instruments. There's the ngoni and the xalam for instance, two hide-covered stringed instruments which bear resemblance to the banjo—but they're just two of more than 60 similar plucked stringed instruments found in the West African region.

Nonetheless, one of these stands out—the akonting. It's a three-stringed instrument with a long neck, and gourd body with goat skin stretched over it. Aside from its build, it's played in a strikingly similar way. Players use the index finger to strike down on one of the long strings and the thumb hits the akonting's short string as the hand moves back upward.

While its exact origin isn't clear, it's easy to imply a direct connection from the akonting to the modern banjo. But back on this side of the Atlantic, the latter path of the banjo is a bit more obvious. The instrument developed and was disseminated across the newly formed United States of America. Even though in present day it's commonly thought of as a bluegrass instrument, the banjo actually played a role in many music genres throughout its history.

The banjo has had a modern resurgence over the past decade. Avant garde artists and bands have risen to prominence by incorporating various traditional stringed instruments into their sound—including the twangy tone of a banjo. Of course, you can still find the banjo in the context of bluegrass and similar genres, as well as conspicuously featured in many soundtracks and audio effects on southern-themed television shows.

Features of the Banjo

Banjos today most commonly have 5 strings, though there are also a fair amount of 6-stringed banjos available. On a 5-string banjo, the top string is shorter and provides a unique sonic dynamic for the instrument. The strings are somewhat close together and are strung over a thin-styled neck, at least compared to a guitar. Like a guitar, the banjo also features tuners on one end of the strings, which run over a nut, and connect to a bridge/tailpiece at the other end.

The banjo's body style does however differ from guitar. It's built from a rim, tone ring, and head. The rim, or "pot" as it's sometimes known, is usually made of maple or a similar wood. Some banjos also have metal rims. Positioned above the ring is a tone ring, which changes the banjos tonal range and dynamics. The head is the covering over the top of the banjo's body. It is often mylar, like drum heads, or calfskin for a mellower sound. Some banjos also have a resonator, or metal plate which is mounted to the back of the banjo and projects the sound forward.

Popular Banjo Brands and Models

Deering: Deering is one of the premiere banjo makers in the industry. Deering doesn't make anything other than the highest quality banjos, in a variety of versions. Their entry level series, the Goodtime, is already miles ahead of many other beginner banjos. Above that line are the excellent quality Flagship and Eagle series. If you're a real serious player and you want the best of the best in the banjo world, you'll also want to check the Golden series. Many Deerings make it into our Guitars of Distinction series.

Washburn: Washburn gives new banjo players a great starting point, while also giving intermediate and expert players something to hang their hats on. With a few affordable options, Washburn gives you all you need. They have solid 5 and 6 string options, with resonators and open backs, so the sound you find most pleasing can easily be yours. You can move on up to a nice intermediate banjo with the B16K Americana. And if you're looking for something grand in sound and style, the Washburn B17K Americana is a great option.

Recording King: Awesome for the beginner and intermediate banjo player, Recording King Instruments won't break the bank, but will give you great sound and a comfortable playing experience. The RKOH-05 Dirty 30s 5-string is one great option for your first banjo. It comes with and without a resonator. They also have a great intermediate option in the RK-R20 Songster with resonator.

Gold Tone: Gold Tone is another great brand in the banjo world. They have a lot of options which span many price ranges. They have a number of solid options at the entry-level, like the AC-1 and the BU-1. If you're looking to move up into the midrange, there's the AC-6+, with steel tone ring, and the CC-Carlin 12" Old Time. Slightly above that, you can find the intermediately-priced, expertly-made, BG-150F and the MM-150 open back. If you're ready to step into the expert range, the Gold Tone OB-150R Orange Blossom has what you need.

Ibanez and Epiphone also have banjos available, which bring their instrument crafting expertise to banjo.

Why A Banjo?

Banjos are a lot of fun. Clearly, they are less conventional than guitars and thus have their own unique potential in different musical scenarios. And with the rise in popularity of the instrument, there also seems to be no limit to where you can fit it in—from old jazz to folk rock.

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