New to Old Time?

Student-model old-time banjos

Instruments at The Music Emporium


TME has a storied legacy of representing the finest banjo builders making instruments in the old-time style. The sound of "clawhammer" banjo is uniquely alluring, and it offers a melodic respite to players looking for new musical territory to explore. One of the most common questions we get from banjo shoppers goes something like this: "What should I look at if I want a high-quality banjo that could last me forever ~ but I don't want to spend what I'd spend on a guitar?" Well, here are our favorite small-shop banjos featuring high quality materials and student-level appointments.