“It plays beautifully the length of the fretboard and the tone is strident and lovely. It holds its tuning very well and is generally a joy to play. ”

— Jerry Wigens

McNeela 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass, 5-String, 22 Fret)

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McNeela 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass, 5-String, 22 Fret)
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Key Features

  • Perfect for Bluegrass
  • Great for accompaniment
  • Remo Skin
  • Closed Back
  • Classic Style
  • Mahogany Resonator
  • Aluminium Shell
  • D'Addario strings
  • 30-Day “Play At Home” Guarantee

“It plays beautifully the length of the fretboard and the tone is strident and lovely. It holds its tuning very well and is generally a joy to play. ”

— Jerry Wigens

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Product Description


The New McNeela 5-String Banjo

Unlock your potential with the New McNeela 5-String Banjo, designed specifically for enthusiasts of Bluegrass and Old-Timey/Country music. This banjo stands out with its essential 5th string, enabling you to delve deep into the genres' traditional rhythms and syncopations, much like the legendary Luke Kelly. Elevate your musical journey with a banjo that combines quality, tradition, and the unique capability to bring your performances to life.

The McNeela 5-String Banjo distinguishes itself with several notable features. It comes equipped with a durable Remo skin and is classified as a high-grade instrument, ideal for detailed playing. This banjo has a closed back for improved sound projection and a timeless classic design.

Its construction includes a warmth-enhancing mahogany resonator and a sturdy aluminium shell, offering a blend of rich tones and clear acoustics. Additionally, each banjo is strung with meticulously selected D'Addario strings, ensuring exceptional sound quality right from the first strum.

Key Features of the McNeela 5-String Banjo:

  • Remo Skin
  • High Grade 5 String Banjo
  • Closed Back
  • Classic Style
  • Mahogany Resonator
  • Aluminium Shell
  • Hand-picked D'Addario strings
  • 30-day money back trial


Advantages of a 22 Fret Banjo

Due to its larger size, the strings are wound to a higher tension than a 17 fret or 19 fret banjo, creating a brighter tone and more volume. The 22 fret fingerboard offers endless opportunities for new repertoire and playing styles.

This is a quality banjo that will serve you well at every stage of your musical journey, right to advanced level. 

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Whether you're looking to buy a banjo online or looking for a vintage tenor banjo for sale, you've come to the right place.

Our in-house team of expert advisors is here to help. Get in touch by emailing info@mcneelamusic.com.

We're happy to answer all your questions and we cater to all experience levels - beginner, intermediate or advanced. There's no question too big or small!

Good to Know:

  • 30 day money back guarantee from the day you receive your McNeela Banjo. See our Shipping & Returns Policy.
  • 1 year warranty - all our new banjos offer a one year guarantee for parts and service.
  • Free backup service for one year.
  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.
  • Priority Shipping Worldwide.
  • If you're in a hurry enquire about our FedEx 4-6 day shipping 

All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)

Product Delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Next day delivery

United Kingdom

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 5-7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7-10 days delivery

Rest of world

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 10-14 days delivery


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