GUITAR-JO® is an attachable accessory that makes your electric guitar sound like a banjo. It attaches onto flat-bodied guitars in seconds. Add some banjo flavor to your songs without having to buy and learn a banjo.

Scroll down for more info on how it works and answers to commonly asked questions.

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How it Works

GUITAR-JO® mounts onto a flat electric top guitar. Six individual dampeners are lowered so that they gently touch the strings. That contact gives your guitar a banjo twang, take a listen:


You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

There are 6 dampening pads. Each dampening pad can be adjusted to make a small amount of contact with each string. When the fabric comes into contact with the string, it alters the timbre to give it a twangy banjo sound.

Check out the how-to video below for more details.

It’s recommended you use it on an electric guitar, as it sounds more like a banjo, but you can use it on an acoustic.

Not at the moment. It’s designed for guitars with a flat top. We may come out with an accessory that would be a replacement part for the mounting base which would accommodate more common curved bodied guitars, such as a Les Paul.

It’s made and assembled in the U.S.

Without taking the device off, you can loosen the side screw just enough so that the main body can rotate but will stay in place when you take your hand off. Then, just rotate the main body out of the way and back into place with ease.

On the bottom of the mounting base is microsuction material. This material has thousands of microscopic air pockets that create partial vacuums between the tape and the surface. The great thing about it is that it has a strong hold without leaving any kind of sticky residue.

Yes. If dust or particles collect over time, you can either use normal packaging tape to pull it off by dabbing it repeatedly with the sticky side or you can wash it with a damp cloth and let it dry for a couple hours.

Unless you use it as a club and beat your guitar (please get help if this describes you), it shouldn’t cause any damage to your guitar or strings. The microsuction material that allows GUITAR-JO® to stick to a guitar is not an adhesive—it has thousands of microscopic air pockets that work like suction cups that give it a strong hold until you decide to remove it, and it doesn’t leave any marks or sticky residue.

It mounts onto the guitar in a few seconds. After you mount it, you then have to adjust the 6 dampeners to make sure each string has the right amount of pressure, which can take a few minutes. If you keep the adjusters where they are, you can take the GUITAR-JO® off your guitar and just put it back on later without having to retune it.

Check out the how-to video below for more details.