SPOILER: There’s banjo cases & then there’s the best banjo cases.
A technicality that on the surface may seem pretty minor, yet the more you look at it, can actually make quite the substantial difference. For any fanatical banjo nut or professional player, a solid case that safeguards the instrument from harm is just common sense. If anything, it’s a necessity.
We say so because just like virtually all stringed instruments, banjos are delicate. Not to mention considerably rarer than your average guitar or ukulele. Something that all translates into a higher RRP, as well as more expensive repair costs. So to ding, chip or just let the condition of your banjo decline due to a lack of protection is just plain irresponsible. Hence why in our eyes a case for a banjo is more of an investment than an expense.
So with that in mind, what should you look for in a banjo case? Are cheap banjo cases any good? We reveal all.
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The best banjo cases @ a glance…
10+ of the best banjo cases for sale today
Choosing a banjo case is no laughing matter.
In fact, there’s that many different variations of banjo cases out there that culling them down to just one can turn into quite the task. Something that’s especially true when there’s pros & cons to both gig bags & professional hard-cases. Not that it’s impossible though.
See we’ve done 90% of the legwork for you & put together a rundown of what we consider to be the best banjo cases on sale today,,,
1: Music First full-size padded banjo case/ gig bag
2: Kala Bnj-C banjo hardcase
3: Moon Embassy 600D water-resistant oxford cloth banjo backpack
4: Deviser padded banjolele case (incl. thick ABS handles)
5: Superior C-267 Trailpak II openback banjo gig bag
6: Fazley BC-120MC wooden banjo case (mocca coffee)
7: Ashbury standard tenor banjo case
8: TGI 1990 tenor wooden hard-case for banjo
9: Gator Deluxe moulded ABS banjo case
The best banjo case for beginners on a budget is…
Not everyone has 3 figures (£$€) to splash on a new banjo case, especially if they’re a learner.
Saying that though, even for a complete beginner a good quality banjo case isn’t off the cards. As surprising as it may sound, not all cheap banjo cases are bad shock-horror). So while they may lack some of the perks you find with more lux cases, they still do a decent job at safeguarding your instrument from damage.
Speaking of which, here’s what we consider to be the best cheap banjo case for beginners…
10: Stone Case Company STBag-5BJ banjo gig bag
Yet to buy a banjo? Why not buy a banjo like this that already has a case…
If you’re a complete novice to playing the banjo, then buying a case separately may not actually make much sense.
See, when you buy a banjo these days, a LOT already come with a case included. Now, just to be clear, these types of cases do tend to be of ‘questionable’ quality – hence why the majority of banjo players look to upgrade. However, not all banjos fall into this category. In fact, we think we’ve found a starter banjo that ticks pretty much all the boxes (including coming with a pretty kick-ass case).
So without further ado, here’s the starter banjo that we’d suggest if you’re looking for a decent case to be included as standard…
11: Vangoa 5 string open back banjo beginner kit
Enjoy this review of the best banjo cases & eager for more? Be sure not to miss our other articles on Caring For Your Musical Instrument, as well as our Reviews Of Stringed Instruments. Recently we also did a rundown of the Top Beginner Electric Guitars + another on the Best Mandolin For Beginners, which may also be an interesting read.
Or if you’ve still trying to decide which is the best banjo case for you, keep reading & we’ll answer more of your burning questions…