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3rd Avenue Rocket Series Western 5 String Banjo

3rd Avenue Rocket Series Western 5 String Banjo

Product code: BJW01
Price: £139.99 (GBP)
(£116.66 ex VAT)
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The 3rd Avenue Rocket Series Deluxe Western 5 String Banjo is a well-made, high quality instrument featuring a mahogany pot and resonator, pearloid 'clover' style inlays and a Remo coated head. This banjo plays and sounds great and provides a fantastic instrument for a beginner or a brand new and exciting challenge for any musician! 

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3rd Avenue Rocket Series Deluxe Western 5 String Banjo with Bag

High quality Western 5-string bluegrass banjo which is great looking, hardwearing and features high quality components. This deluxe model offers a good sound and projection, thanks to the Mahogany resonator and Mahogany pot. It has an attractive, high quality 11 inch Remo head and Nickel plated tail piece.

Lovely 22 fret fingerboard and bridge made from a combination of maple and ebony. Hardware consists of traditional open head machine heads with high gear ratio on 5th peg on neck with Pearloid knobs and gorgeous highgloss finish. A superb choice for any beginner or a different challenge for an established guitar player! Simply our bestselling banjo.

Watch our How To guides to set up the bridge and change a string on your banjo here.

Detailed Information:
The five string resonator banjo (or bluegrass banjo) was the original type of banjo. It preceded the plectrum and tenor banjos and was mainly found being played on front porches in remote parts of Deep South America. It originally was used as an accompaniment instrument but a man called Earl Scruggs changed this with his new and exciting playing style. He introduced a fast 3 finger picking style to the 5 string instrument that took the deep south of America by storm and quickly spread to other parts of America and Europe.

The popular 3rd Avenue brand offers great quality instruments. Our range of high-quality instruments includes a wide variety of guitars, drum kits, ukuleles and studio equipment as well as a great selection of accessories including gigbags, tuners and instrument stands.

Features / Specification:

  • Bestselling 5-String Bluegrass banjo
  • 24 (flat type) bracket hooks
  • 11" REMO (tm) white coated top head
  • 5-string maple and ebony bridge
  • Nickel plated brass tailpiece and nickel-plated brass armrest
  • Nato set neck (26" scale length)
  • 22 fret fingerboard
  • Pearloid "clover"- style inlays
  • 4 open gear machine heads with high-gear ratio 5th peg on neck, with Pearloid knobs
  • Supplied in a beautiful highgloss finish
  • A superb choice for any beginner or guitar player who wants to add to their collection
  • Standard tuning G,D,G,B,D
  • Includes a durable, padded nylon bag


Four machine heads and 5th peg on neck

Tune your banjo with ease thanks to the 4 open gear machine heads and high gear ratio 5th peg on the neck. The pegs look the part with a pearloid finish.


Wooden pot with nickel tailpiece

The mahogany resonator and pot result in a warmer tone with superb projection, and the nickel plated tailpiece adds to the classic look.


Remo banjo head

Housing a quality 11 inch Remo head, you can be sure that you will look and sound the part with your 3rd Avenue banjo.

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