Our Ten Commandments of Quality, Service and Value
We have established ourselves as a leader in the banjo revival by offering the best banjos for your money, whether you're a beginner or a pro, and by offering the most customer-friendly and committed service you will find in any store in the world.
We back this simple commitment up with what we call our 10 Commandments. They're so important to us that they appear on every page of our website, but here they are to check out now...
Our exclusive Islander OB Ash Leaf banjo receives glowing reviews
ONLY HIGH QUALITY instruments stocked
Always THE BEST BANJO FOR YOUR MONEY
Everything SET-UP AND TESTED BY US in our UK workshop
Guaranteed PLAYABLE STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX
Guaranteed SAFE SHIPPING anywhere
NO QUIBBLE RETURNS up to 31 days
ONE YEAR GUARANTEE on everything
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NO DROP SHIPPING!
NEVER KNOWINGLY UNDERSOLD
Our unique handmade-in-England
Islander OB Ash Leaf banjo has received a glowing review from the old time banjo master Dan Levenson in the January 2013 issue of Banjo Newsletter.
You can read highlights of the Islander OB Ash Leaf review here
, as well as seeing Dan play the instrument himself.
As if that wasn't enough the Islander is featured in a UK news exclusive in January's Acoustic Magazine, and a full (glowing) review in the February issue.
Welcome to the new era of the banjo: everyone's invited
The web's favourite banjo and acoustic store
We are in the new era. An era when the magic of the banjo is attracting more players than ever before. Regardless of age, musical influences, experience or ability. The banjo isn't restricted anymore to Bluegrass, or to Old-Time, or even to folk or country. Now the banjo has a growing role in every kind of music, and more and more people are enjoying the banjo and its unique voice.
At Banjos Direct we are proud to be leading this movement, in part by offering practical support to the worldwide banjo movement. We have, for example, become key sponsors and Associate Producers of the wonderful new feature length documentary The Porchlight Sessions, from which you can see an inspiring clip right here.
Banjo Stylin' from Porchlight Sessions on Vimeo.
The banjo is easy to begin playing, very forgiving of learner's mistakes and early fumblings, fulfilling from the first time you play it, and thrillingly satisfying as you become more accomplished.
What we have here is a movement: a movement of people of all ages and backgrounds falling in love with the banjo and tearing down all the old prejudices, stereotypes and silly myths. The banjo is for everyone, and it seems that everyone is catching on!
Banjos Direct is proud to be at the forefront of this new movement and has become the choice for thousands of banjo buyers in this new era, because we've learned that when people buy a banjo they want three simple things:
1. Advice and information they can understand to help them choose the right instrument for them
2. Excellent personal service, that's friendly, efficient, reliable, and above all trustworthy
3. Brilliant instruments, in whatever price range: banjos that are built well from good materials, feel good, play well, and sound sweet
It doesn't matter whether you want to play like Earl Scruggs or Bela Fleck, or like Steve Martin, or to sound like Mumford & Sons, Abigail Washburn, or anybody else. It doesn't matter whether you want to play Bluegrass, Old-Time, folk, country, jazz, rock or pop. It doesn't matter if you're 15, 25, 55 or 85! It doesn't matter if you want to play alone, or with friends, or in sessions, or to form a band. There are no rules and no restrictions.
And it doesn't matter if you have no musical knowledge at all, or if you've never even picked up a banjo or any other instrument. Heck, it doesn't matter if you don't yet know Bluegrass from green grass. What matters is you want to play the banjo. So, welcome to the new era of the banjo. You're part of a worldwide musical movement, and that's a life enhancing thing to be!
Banjos Direct has become Britain's leading banjo company by providing a wide range of excellent banjos at the best value prices on the web, across the complete price spectrum from beginner banjos through to professional, handmade and collector banjos. Whatever the price point we provide superb quality and value for money. Unlike generalist music shops we can give detailed advice on banjos, information about how to buy your first banjo, how to look after your banjo and which banjos are suitable for which styles and traditions of music. If you want to buy a banjo online with complete confidence, it's simple: just make sure you come to the web's favourite specialist banjo shop.