The trebly pluck of a banjo is an unmistakable sound and a cornerstone of folk-oriented genres. Originating from a variety of African instruments like the gourd-based kora, the banjo in its current incarnation came into existence in the early Nineteenth Century in four- and five-string versions. Consisting at its core of a metal or wood rim, open- or closed-back wooden body, tensioned membrane head, and wooden neck, the banjo's tone possesses a crisp, resonant character that sits easily above other instruments in a mix. Whether you're a long time player or just getting started pickin' and grinnin', Reverb's got a banjo that's right for you, from brand new Gold Tones and Deerings to vintage Washburn banjos.