The 5 Best Electric Banjos of 2021

We’ve heard and seen many electric guitars and there is something for you banjo players too. YES, I mean electric banjos. The banjo is your instrument. It is your personality. We bring in the electric ones so you can enjoy the added features to magnify your experience while playing it. Some few brands have dedicated their time to making the banjos that will give you the goosebumps you long for. Here are some of these banjos:

1. Ortega Guitars, 4-String Acoustic-Electric Banjos

The Ortega guitar has a neck made of Hard Maple that reduces the likelihood of breakage. Hard doesn’t mean rough, at least not with the Ortega guitar. The neck has a satin finishing that offers a smooth feel while playing the banjo. Dot inlays on the fretboard are a certainty. There are 18 frets on the fretboard and four strings on the banjo. The electric banjo comes with a bag. Your transportation worries are reduced.

+ Fitting bag

+ Natural and smooth finishing on the neck

+ Hard Maple neck to increase resistance to breakage

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2. Gold Tone, 5-String Electric Banjos (EB-5)

This is the brand of banjos that is played by stars like Melissa Etheridge and Mumford & Sons to diversify their sonic palette. This 5-strings electric banjo has a commanding stage presence. The assurance offered by this electric banjo is partially in its tuning stability. Why? The Gold tone does not need any tuning hardware for its Remo 8″ banjo head since it is pre-tuned. The feedback problems are eliminated by the stacked humbucking pick-ups.

+ Pre-tuned Remo banjo head that needs no tuning

+ Pick-ups eliminate any feedback problems

+ Tailpiece accommodates both ball-end and loop-end strings

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3. Gold Tone EBM-5 Electric Banjos (Five String, Tobacco Sunburst)

You have to appreciate its appearance fast. It looks incredible for a banjo. These electric banjos offer great sound quality even when unplugged due to its hollow sound chamber in the body. The control nobs (for both tone and sound) of this Tobacco Sunburst are easy to reach. As you can tell, the Tobacco Sunburst responds fast to pull-offs, hammer-ons and slides to achieve the exact musical flavor you intended. There are two pickups: One on the neck position (single coil pickup) and a hidden humbucking pickup under the head. Great feedback is guaranteed.

+ Amazing aesthetics

+ Incredible feedback from the dual pickups

+ Great quality sound whether plugged in or not

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4. Dean BW2E Backwoods Electric Banjos

Dean BW2E has more than a fair share of brackets dedicated to its head— 24 of them. This shows the dedication to the sound quality the banjo head will permit. The 24 brackets does not mean the banjo is larger. On the contrary, it is very sleek. It is hard to figure out which times the Dean BW2E was made for. That’s because it was made for both the traditional and the modern times. These electric banjos features a mahogany resonator that amplifies the acoustic volume. The DEAN BW2E has an DMT humbucker pickup that conducts the tones perfectly to the device you have plugged the electric banjo into.

+ Combines both traditional and modern aspects

+ Has a high amplified acoustic volume

+ Clear tones with no to low static transmitted to your amplifier

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5. Vangoa VBJ-4E 5-String Acoustic-electric Banjos

The Vangoa VBJ-4E can be played, while maintaining the same tone, acoustically and amplified. The volume control of this electric banjo is unmatched. The bridge of this Vangoa sits well on the head to minimize any unwanted sustain and produce clear notes when the player is styling the music with fast finger-picking. The body and the neck is made of premium mahogany. The choice of wood allows the production of full sounds and spectacular tones. For the people who have had poor or tough tuning experience, Vangoa VBJ-4E makes this easy for you.

+ Full sounds production as a result of good choice of wood

+ Produces the same quality tone whether played acoustically or amplified

+ Easy to tune

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Wrapping Up

Electric banjos are such joy to play. The ability to amplify and share the musical gift with an audience on a platform or a gathering of friends is an unbeaten experience. Buy any of the above and you will be in to exude your aura to those who surround you.

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