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Folk Instruments

At Bonners Music, we have a wonderful collection of folk instruments which are beautifully designed and full of character and warmth. Have a look through the different options and, whether you are just starting up or are a seasoned professional, you'll be able to find the perfect instrument to inspire hours and hours of blissful playing.

There is firstly a great selection of banjos from Gold Tone Banjos, Ozark Banjos and Pilgrim. Some of the models such as the Gold Tone BU-1 Concert Banjo, the Gold Tone AC-4 Tenor Open Back 4 String Banjo and the Ozark 2102G 5 String Open Back Banjo also come with gig bags and so are ideal to take with you on the road.

We also have a huge collection of ukuleles available. These range from the models from Vintage that would serve as a lovely little gift all the way up to Tanglewood Tiare TWT17E Tenor Cutaway Ukulele, which captures the essence of the authentic South Pacific sound. Ozark in addition provide a fantastic selection of mandolins, all of which are traditional in style and beautiful to see and to hear.

Then, for the top players in the market for top of the range instruments to match, take a look at the stunning resonant guitars that we have from the likes of Gretsch, Ozark and Tanglewood. Although these are top of the range products, as with many of the models in this collection, you will still be able to find some great deals!

Gold Tone AC-1 5 String Open Back Banjo inc Bag Gold Tone AC-1 5 String Open Back Banjo inc Bag
£244.00
£219.00
£25.00 off RRP
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Gold Tone AC-1 5 String Open Back inc Bag Proclaimed "Best in Show / MUST Stock" instrument at the 2016 Summer NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show in Nashville, Tennessee, the Gold Tone AC-1 sets the bar for an economical, well-made, great-sounding and durable beginner banjo. Our superior-sounding composite rim mated to a slim, playable neck, produces a banjo that weighs LESS THAN FOUR POUNDS. The Gold Tone AC-1 is the perfect choice for beginners, travel use or for a child's first banjo. Handsome, with its matching black neck, rim, Zero Glide nut and tuner buttons Model: Gold Tone AC-1 Rim: Composite Tension hoop: Flat bar Head: 11" LC Frosted Neck: Mahogany Fingerboard: Blackwood Fingerboard inlays: Dots Truss rod: Two-way adjustable Scale length: 665 mm (26 3/16") Nut width: 30.2 mm (1 3/16") Bridge: Maple with ebony cap, compensated Nut: ZeroGlide Tailpiece: Adjustable Tuners: Geared Tuning: G-D-G-B-D Weight: 1.7 kg (3.75 lb) Included: Bag Finish: Composite Plating: Chrome
Gold Tone BU-1 Concert Banjo Ukulele inc Bag Gold Tone BU-1 Concert Banjo Ukulele inc Bag
£239.00
£215.00
£24.00 off RRP
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Gold Tone BU-1 Corncert Banjo Ukulele inc Bag Pickers can't get enough of the Gold Tone banjo-ukes! This Gold Tone BU-1 openback concert-scale instrument is the only banjo uke at this price point to come with a factory-installed pickup for easy amplification. The Gold Tone BU-1 has an eight-inch maple pot crowned with a genuine Remo Fiberskyn head, a hard maple neck, a graceful vintage-style tailpiece, and our patented Zero Glide nut. AND it comes with a padded gig bag! Model: Gold Tone BU-1 Neck: Maple Finish: Satin Vintage Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Maple Ebony Cab Tuners: Open Gear Grover-style Inlay: 4mm Dot Rim: Maple 8" Tension Hoop: 8" Round Bar Binding: ABS Creme Brackets: 12 Buttons: Metal Hardware: Chrome-Plated Pickups: Hot Dot Pickup Tailpiece: Vintage Gold Tone Tailpiece Head: Remo Fiberskyn LC Number of Frets: 18 Nut Width: 1 3/16" (36mm) Scale Length: Concert Scale 15 5/8" (395mm) Weight: 2lbs 12oz Tuning: GCEA Strings: .023 .030 .036 .025 Bag: Included Zero Glide Installed: Yes
Gretsch G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator Gretsch G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator
£440.00
£389.00
£51.00 off RRP
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Gretsch G9200 BOXCAR Round Neck Resonator The miracle of volume! With its mahogany "long-body" design and comfortable soft-"V" neck, this faithful reissue of the 1930s classic sounds and plays like a million bucks. The vital feature of all Gretsch resonator guitars is the all-new Gretsch "Ampli-Sonic" diaphragm (resonator cone), which is hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99 percent pure aluminium and yields an impressive quality and volume of tone Body Material: Laminated Mahogany Body Shape: Resonator Body Back: Laminated Mahogany Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany Body Top: Laminated Mahogany Body Finish: Semi-Gloss Honey Mahogany Stain Bracing: Internal Sound-Well F Holes Sound Holes: "F" Hole Body Depth: 3.5" (89 mm) Body Length: 18.87" (479 mm) Body Width Upper Bout: 9.875" (251 mm) Body Width Lower Bout: 14.125" (359 mm) Neck Shape: Soft "V" Number of Frets: 19 (12 to Body) Fret Size: Medium Jumbo Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot Fingerboard Radius: 15.75" (400 mm) Fretboard: Rosewood Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Finish: Semi-Gloss Honey Mahogany Stain Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 mm) Scale Length: 25" (635 mm) Headstock: 1930's Gretsch® 3x3 Truss Rods: Dual-Action Head Adjust Truss Rod Nut: Hex Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated Bridge: Spider - Ebony-Tipped Maple Tuning Machines: Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast String Nut: Bone
Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Wooden Electro Resonator Guitar Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Wooden Electro Resonator Guitar
£599.00
£575.00
£24.00 off RRP
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Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Wooden Electro Resonator Guitar Tone amplified! With its deluxe appointments and Fishman® Nashville pickup, the Gretsch Bobtail Round-Neck stands out in the mix in more ways than one. The vital feature of all Gretsch resonator guitars is the all-new Gretsch "Ampli-Sonic" diaphragm (resonator cone), which is hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99 percent pure aluminium and yields an impressive quality and volume of tone. Unique Features: Fishman® Nashville Resophonic Pickup; Gretsch Ampli-Sonic™ Spider Resonator Cone and Bridge; Nickel-Plated Poinsettia Design Cover-Plate; 1930s Gretsch Headstock with Aged Pearloid Face. Weight: 10.02 Strings: D'Addario® EJ16 Phosphor Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauges) Body Back : Laminated Mahogany Body Binding: Aged White Body Depth: 3.5" (89 mm) Body Length: 18.87" (479 mm) Body Shape: Resonator Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany Body Top: Laminated Mahogany Body Width: 14.125" (359 mm) Width at Heel: 9.875" (251 mm) Bracing: Internal Sound-Well F-Holes/Soundholes: "F" Hole Special Electronics: Fishman® Nashville Series Resophonic Pickup Bridge: Spider - Fishman® Nashville Hardware: Nickel-Plated Strap Buttons: End-Pin Output Jack String Nut: Bone Tuning Machines: Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast Fretboard Radius: 15.75" (400 mm) Fretboard: Rosewood Fret Size: Medium Jumbo Headstock: 1930's Gretsch® 3x3 Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Shape: Medium "V" Number of Frets: 19 (12 to Body) Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 mm) Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot Scale Length: 25" (635 mm) Truss Rods: Dual-Action Head Adjust Truss Rod Nut: Hex
Gretsch G9240 Alligator Biscuit Round Neck Resonator Gretsch G9240 Alligator Biscuit Round Neck Resonator
£629.00
£594.00
£35.00 off RRP
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Gretsch G9240 Alligator Biscuit Round Neck Resonator - 2 Colour Sunburst The miracle of volume! Whether you play chunk rhythm, fingerstyle, bottleneck or anything else, the all-mahogany Gretsch G9240 Alligator Biscuit Roundneck resonator guitar with deluxe appointments projects its distinctively swampy tone all the way to the back door of any dancehall. Like all fine Gretsch® resonator guitars, the vital feature of the G9240 is the Gretsch "Ampli-Sonic™" diaphragm (resonator cone). Hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99-percent pure aluminum, the Ampli-Sonic diaphragm yields an impressive quality and volume of tone. Model Name Gtrtsch G9240 Alligator™ Round-Neck, Mahogany Body Biscuit Cone Resonator Guitar, 2-Color Sunburst Model Number 2718010503 Series Gretsch® Roots Collection Colour 2-Color Sunburst Build Folk & Bluegrass Cutaway Non Cutaway Body Laminated Mahogany Bracing Internal Sound-Well Body Binding Aged White/Black/White Neck Material Mahogany Neck Finish Vintage Semi-Gloss Neck Shape Medium "V" Neck Binding Aged White Scale Length 25" (635 mm) Fingerboard Rosewood Fingerboard Radius 15.75" (400 mm) Number of Frets 19 (12 to Body) Fret Size Medium Jumbo Nut Bone Nut Width 1.75" (44.45 mm) Position Inlays Abalone Dot Truss Rod Nut Hex Headstock 1930's Gretsch® 3x3 Bridge Biscuit - Hard Maple with Ebony/Maple Saddle Tuning Machines Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast Pickguard None Orientation Right-Hand Strings D'Addario® EJ16 Phosphor Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauges) Unique Features Gretsch® Ampli-Sonic™ Biscuit Resonator Cone; Weathered Poinsettia Cone Cover and Trapeze Tailpiece.
Laka VUC50EA Concert Electro Ukulele Laka VUC50EA Concert Electro Ukulele
£89.99
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Laka VUC50EA Concert Electro Ukulele Laka has added to its range of ukuleles with the new VUC50; a new concert-sized model. Featuring a solid mahogany top with mahogany back and sides, the VUC50 sports an open pore satin finish with mahogany/nato neck and rosewood fingerboard. Strings are Aquila. This Laka VUC50EA ukulele has a pickup fitted.
Laka VUC85 Slim Body Concert Ukulele Laka VUC85 Slim Body Concert Ukulele
£169.00
£159.00
£10.00 off RRP
Available to order
Laka Slim Body Concert Ukulele With spalted maple back and sides and a solid spruce top, the VUC85's slim body has an open pore finish. The body features celluloid binding, the fingerboard and bridge are Sonokeling.
Laka VUC95 Concert Ukulele Laka VUC95 Concert Ukulele
£199.00
£169.00
£30.00 off RRP
Available to order
Laka VUC95 Concert Ukulele Boasting a solid spruce top and spalted maple body with Celluloid/mahogany binding, a Sonokeling fingerboard and bridge. The VUC95 comes with a satin finish.
Laka VUS10 Soprano Ukulele Laka VUS10 Soprano Ukulele
£49.99
£41.99
£8.00 off RRP
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Laka VUS10 Soprano Ukulele The Laka VUS10 is a full bodied soprano ukulele and features a solid Sapele top, with Sapele back and sides, which is complemented perfectly by the mahogany headstock. Carry bag included. Colour Natural Satin Top Solid Sapele Frets 12 Machine Heads Open Gear, Black Bridge Rosewood Strings Aquila
Laka VUS50EA Soprano Electro Ukulele Laka VUS50EA Soprano Electro Ukulele
£79.99
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Lake VUS50EA Soprano Electro Ukulele The VUS50 is a full bodied soprano ukulele and features a solid mahogany top, with mahogany back and sides, which is complemented perfectly by the mahogany/nato neck and Rosewood fingerboard. This Laka VUS50EA ukulele has a pickupo fitted so it can be plugged into an amp and amplified.
Mahalo 2511OR Rainbow Ukulele MR1 Orange Mahalo 2511OR Rainbow Ukulele MR1 Orange
£32.00
£24.99
£7.01 off RRP
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Mahalo 2511OR Rainbow Ukulele MR1 OrangeThe Mahalo Rainbow series ukulele, pictured here in Orange. This latest version has improved geared tuning heads and Aquila strings for better tuning stability and tone.Mahalo Rainbow Series Ukuleles feature state-of-the-art Canadian NuBone Extended Bass (XB) bridge saddles to increase projection and bass response. Aquila Nylgut strings are also fitted to produce a fuller, louder and more balanced sound, rich in tonal harmonics.Mahalo ukulele's are great fun to play especially for children or beginners. easy to learn and are a great stepping stone onto guitar. Or just play both!Mahalo Rainbow ukulele's are available in Black, Orange, Purple and Red.
Mahalo 2511PU Rainbow Ukulele MR1 Purple Mahalo 2511PU Rainbow Ukulele MR1 Purple
£32.00
£24.99
£7.01 off RRP
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Mahalo 2511PU Rainbow Ukulele MR1 PurpleThe Mahalo Rainbow series ukulele, pictured here in Purple. This latest version has improved geared tuning heads and Aquila strings for better tuning stability and tone.Mahalo Rainbow Series Ukuleles feature state-of-the-art Canadian NuBone Extended Bass (XB) bridge saddles to increase projection and bass response. Aquila Nylgut strings are also fitted to produce a fuller, louder and more balanced sound, rich in tonal harmonics.Mahalo ukulele's are great fun to play especially for children or beginners. easy to learn and are a great stepping stone onto guitar. Or just play both!Mahalo Rainbow ukulele's are available in Black, Orange, Purple and Red.
Mahalo 2511RD Rainbow Ukulele MR1 Red Mahalo 2511RD Rainbow Ukulele MR1 Red
£32.00
£24.99
£7.01 off RRP
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Mahalo 2511RD Rainbow Ukulele MR1 RedThe Mahalo Rainbow series ukulele, pictured here in Red. This latest version has improved geared tuning heads and Aquila strings for better tuning stability and tone.Mahalo Rainbow Series Ukuleles feature state-of-the-art Canadian NuBone Extended Bass (XB) bridge saddles to increase projection and bass response. Aquila Nylgut strings are also fitted to produce a fuller, louder and more balanced sound, rich in tonal harmonics.Mahalo ukulele's are great fun to play especially for children or beginners. easy to learn and are a great stepping stone onto guitar. Or just play both!Mahalo Rainbow ukulele's are available in Black, Orange, Purple and Red
Ozark 2001 Mandolin Ozark 2001 Mandolin
£121.15
£95.00
£26.15 off RRP
Available to order
Ozark 2001 mandolinThis mandolin has a solid spruce top with an inlaid escutcheon. The back and sides and neck are solid maple. Solid natural spruce front with inlaid escutcheon Solid maple back and sides Solid maple neck Slotted head Mid-brown finish
Ozark 2071 Mandolin inc Gig bag Ozark 2071 Mandolin inc Gig bag
£199.00
£169.00
£30.00 off RRP
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Ozark 2071 Mandolin inc Gig Bag This arched top 'A' model mandolin 2071 from Ozark is a popular model in an attractive sunburst finish with f-holes. Its selected spruce top produces a good tone and like all Ozark mandolins, the Ozark 2071 has good quality fittings including chrome plated machine heads and tailpiece and an adjustable rosewood bridge. If you want a classic mandolin sound, this mandolin will take you from entry level playing up to gigging. Selected spruce laminated top Mahogany laminated back and sides Adjustable bridge Plastic scratchplate Chrome plated machine heads Chrome plated tailpiece

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