D’Addario has a wide range of banjo string options to please every banjo player. Choose from stainless steel, nickel-plated steel, and phosphor bronze string alloys, across the most popular gauges. We also have XT coated banjo strings for players who want to avoid changing strings a bit longer.
A great way to choose banjo strings is by tone. Stainless Steel banjo strings provide a super bright tone with excellent projection. Nickel-Plated Steel banjo strings have clear fundamentals and hold precise intonation. Phosphor Bronze banjo strings will give you a warm and balanced sound. You can also extend the life of your strings with XT coated banjo strings.
Banjos most commonly have 5 strings, though you can also find 4-and 6-string banjos.
The strings on a standard 5-string banjo are G, D, G, B, D, going from the 5th string down to the 1st. This tuning is known as Open G because the notes of the open strings create a G chord.
"I use D'Addario Strings for their consistency, tone and longevity. They've been my playing partner for the past 3 decades."
"I've been using the D'Addario J57 banjo strings as long as they have been making them. they give me the clear and robust tone I need for studio and stage."