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Tanglewood TWB18 M5 Banjo Beginners Pack

Tanglewood 5 String Banjo Pack
  • Special Pack Price
  • £349.00
  • When bought separately: £407.94
  • Save: £58.94

The Tanglewood 5 String Banjo Beginners Pack. A true Maple Bluegrass Banjo with maple resonator, (closed back) From the world class Tanglewood company. The Tanglewood TWB 18 M5 Union Series 5-String Banjo Starter Pack includes all that you need to start playing 5-string banjo. Duelling Banjos here I come!
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  • Description
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Buy your Tanglewood TWB18 M5 Banjo Beginners Pack from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

This 5 string banjo beginners pack includes a massively discounted Tanglewood 'Union Series' 'Bluegrass' 5-String Banjo TWB 18 M5 with fitted resonator (closed back) Set up in our workshops & ready to play Plus a range of Quality Banjo Accessories, all that you need to start on the road to playing 5-String Banjo.
The banjo accessories in this pack are as follows:-

  • Tutor book
  •  Deluxe padded banjo gig bag with adjustable shoulder straps & accessory pocket
  •  Deluxe electronic fully chromatic 'Clip On' banjo tuner (Will also tune guitar, mandolin, fiddle uke etc.)
  •  Spare set of D'Addario banjo strings
  •  Fitted adjustable leather ended banjo shoulder strap
  •  Shell thumb pick
  •  Two metal finger picks

More information on the Tanglewood TWB 18 M5 5-string banjo that is included in this special price pack:-

The Pot Assembly:

  • Maple ply tone rim
  • Adjustable rim rod
  • Remo 11" Weatherking banjo head
  • Natural maple detachable resonator
  • Ivoroid binding on resonator
  • Four CHROME thumb screws to detach resonator
  • Flange & shoe design with eighteen tension hooks
  • Elton style adjustable tailpiece
  • Maple ebony tipped compensated bridge
  • Engraved low set armrest
  • Highly polished chrome plated hardware

The Neck Assembly:

  • Fast action slender maple neck
  • 22 Fret maple neck - fully bound to match the resonator in ivoroid
  • Gold script Tanglewood ‘T’ on heal
  • Fiddle shaped bevelled headstock
  • Adjustable truss rod in neck
  • Geared 5th string tuner
  • Bell shape truss rod cover plate
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Polished nickel steel frets
  • Dot inlays in fingerboard
  • Black inlaid side dot position markers
  • Geared plate style tuners
  • Pearl tuner buttons
  • Tanglewood 'Union Series' inlaid in  headstock
  • Tanglewood Guitar headstock design
  • Headstock faced in black with Tanglewood logo


    Scale Length:
    670mm (26.400")
    2.58kg (5.688lbs)

    High G, D, G, B, D
    High Polished Gloss

    Our company owner Steve Noon has a close working relationship with Tanglewood UK as a consultant and design specialist for Tanglewood Banjos and Folk Instruments.


Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Beginner
Playing Style Frailing / Clawhammer, Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Budget Padded Gig Bag
Starter Pack Option Yes
Manufacturers Warranty 1 Year
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


5 reviews for Tanglewood TWB18 M5 Banjo Beginners Pack

David Boyle

by on 2019-03-16

Great budget banjo. Ideal for a beginner.

Rated 5 out of 5

Arthur Gray

by on 2015-05-20

use all the time a great beginner package with great support from eagle music

Rated 5 out of 5

Steve Collyer-Strutt

by on 2013-12-09

As a beginner I have found this to be a quality instrument with a great sound (even with me playing it!) & with the starter pack great value.
I had looked at a slightly more expensive different brand banjo, but now I am glad I chose this one - with helpful advice from a member of staff.

Rated 5 out of 5

Geoffrey Baxter

by on 2013-11-24

My first banjo so didn't want to spent too much, on the other hand didn't want a cheap one I would have to replace in a few months. This Banjo fits the bill for a beginner. Good quality, nice action and great sound.

Rated 5 out of 5

robert thayne

by on 2013-09-25

product finish is first class.this is something anyone would be proud to have.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 5 customer reviews

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