The most popular banjo is the 5-string instrument which is used to play folk and bluegrass music. The Martinez banjo package consists of a 5 string banjo with mahogany neck and resonator, rosewood fingerboard, and includes gig bag from $419.00
Banjos in the next price level will have better hardware and a better sound than the less expensive instruments. These banjos will have more actual wood in them and the metal parts will be heavier. There will also be cosmetic differences.
A banjo hard case is a good investment to protect the banjo. You might want to experiment with picks if you are playing bluegrass. There are options in material, size and shape, so try different finger picks and thumb picks. With the banjo being a fairly heavy instrument, it's a good idea to buy a banjo neck strap. For beginners or advanced players, we have a selection of banjo books.