What type of banjo should I buy?

You can be forgiven for being confused by the number of different types of banjo available. 5-string banjos are the most widely played, but there’s much more to discover with 4-string, ‘Irish / Gaelic’, 6-string, and even banjo-ukuleles!

Then there’s the question of ‘open-back’ and ‘resonator’ banjos… what’s the difference?

Don’t worry… Here’s our Barnes & Mullins guide to all types of banjos and their playing styles.

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