How to Hang a Banjo on the Wall: A Step-by-Step Guide to Show Off Your Instrument

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Do you want to show off your banjo without having to worry about it taking up too much space? Hanging a banjo on the wall is a great way to put your instrument on display! In this guide, I will show you step-by-step how to hang a banjo on the wall safely and securely. With this guide, you will soon have your banjo proudly on display!

Gather the Supplies

Gather The Supplies

  • Banjo
  • Wall anchor
  • Screws
  • Spirit level
  • Drill
  • Measuring tape

Choose a Hanging Spot

Choose A Hanging Spot

When deciding where to hang a banjo on the wall, consider the wall’s material, the weight of the instrument, and the available space. Ensure the wall is strong enough to hold the weight of the banjo. If it is a drywall, use a stud finder to find the wall studs, as drywall can’t support the weight without them. Measure the banjo to ensure it will fit comfortably in the desired spot. The banjo should be hung at eye-level for easy access and visibility. If hanging in a room with a lot of sunlight, be sure to avoid hanging in direct sunlight, as this can damage the instrument. Also, avoid hanging near any heat source, such as a fireplace or air vent.

Mark the Wall

Mark The Wall
Decide on the exact location of the banjo on the wall. Mark the wall by making a pencil mark at the top center of the banjo. This will be the starting point to hang the banjo. If necessary, use a level to make sure the banjo will be straight.

Drill Holes for the Hanging Hardware

Drill Holes For The Hanging Hardware

To hang the banjo on the wall, you will need to drill two holes in the wall to attach the hanging hardware. To do this, first use a pencil to mark the two points on the wall where you want the holes to go. Then, using a drill, carefully create the holes. Use the appropriate drill bit for the screws you will be using.

Type of Screw Drill Bit Size
Wood Screw Same size as screw
Dry Wall Screw 1/8 inch smaller than screw

Install the Hanging Hardware

Install The Hanging Hardware

It is important to safely hang your banjo on the wall. To do so, you will need to install the necessary hanging hardware. This typically consists of two parts: an anchor and a hook.

Hardware Quantity
Anchor 1
Hook 1

Start by drilling a hole into the wall, making sure it is deep enough to fit the anchor. Once the hole has been made, use a hammer to insert the anchor into the wall. Make sure the anchor is securely in place.

Next, attach the hook to the anchor. Depending on the type of anchor, this may require screws or bolts. Connect the hook so that it is securely fastened to the anchor.

Once the hanging hardware has been installed, you are ready to hang your banjo on the wall. Make sure to hang your banjo from the hook to ensure it is securely supported.

Hang the Banjo

Hang The Banjo

Step Description
1 Select a spot on the wall to hang the banjo and make a mark on the wall at the top of the banjo.
2 Use a level to make sure the spot is even.
3 Drill a pilot hole with a drill bit slightly smaller than the size of the screw.
4 Drill a larger hole with a drill bit slightly larger than the size of the screw.
5 Attach the wall bracket to the wall with the screw and drill bit.
6 Attach the banjo to the wall bracket.
7 Use a level to make sure the banjo is even.

Add Hooks for Accessories

Add Hooks For Accessories
It is recommended to use heavy-duty wall hooks to hang a banjo on the wall. The hooks should be able to accommodate the weight of the banjo and any accessories that you may need to hang along with it. If you plan to hang more than one banjo on the wall, ensure that the hooks are spaced far enough apart. In order to avoid damaging the wall surface, use wall anchors before affixing the hooks to the wall. Additionally, make sure to use the appropriate type of hook for the wall material.

Consider the Weight

  • Check the weight of the banjo and decide which wall it can be hung on.
  • If the banjo is heavy, use a wall stud or beam for support.
  • If the wall is drywall, use an anchor to hold the weight.
  • If the banjo is light, use a picture hook or nail.
  • Use a screw with a large head if you are unsure about the weight.

Frequently Asked Questions

What materials do I need to hang a banjo on the wall?

To hang a banjo on the wall, you need a banjo wall-mount hanger, a drill, drill bits, wall anchors, screws, a screwdriver, a level and a measuring tape. You may also need a stud finder and a hammer, depending on the type of wall you are hanging the banjo on. If the wall is made of drywall, then you will need to use wall anchors and screws to ensure the banjo is securely mounted to the wall. If the wall is made of masonry or brick, then you will need to use masonry screws and a masonry drill bit.

How do I make sure the banjo is secure on the wall?

Secure the banjo to the wall by making sure the mounting hardware is installed properly. Use screws or nails that are long enough to hold the banjo securely. Choose mounting hardware that is appropriate for the type of wall you are mounting the banjo on. Use wall anchors if necessary. Check the banjo regularly to ensure that it is still securely mounted.

Is there a certain type of hardware I should use for hanging a banjo?

When hanging a banjo on the wall, it is important to use hardware that is capable of supporting the instrument’s weight. It is recommended to use a heavy-duty hook, screw, or nail that is long enough to go through the banjo’s back and into the wall. Ensure the hardware is installed properly and securely into the wall, using the appropriate wall anchors if necessary. Once the hardware is in place, the banjo can be hung securely.

How do I make sure the banjo hangs level on the wall?

To ensure that your banjo hangs level, use a level when installing the hangars. Measure the distance of the hangars from the top of your banjo and mark the wall with a pencil. Then, drive a nail into the wall at each mark. Hang the hangars on the nails and check with a level that the banjo is level before fully securing the hangars.

Are there any special considerations I should take into account when hanging a banjo on the wall?

When hanging a banjo on a wall, it is important to use the correct mounting hardware. The banjo should be secured using screws or nails into the wall studs, as this will provide the most support. Additionally, the mounting hardware should be rated to hold at least 30-40 pounds. It is also important to mount the banjo in a location that is away from direct sunlight and humidity, as these can cause damage to the instrument over time.


Hanging a banjo on the wall is an easy and efficient way to show off your instrument. It will add a touch of personality to the room and protect your banjo from accidental damage and dust. Just make sure you use the correct hardware and follow the proper steps to hang the banjo securely. With a little patience and the right tools, you’ll be able to enjoy your banjo on the wall for years to come.


About the author

Hi there! I’m Jack Little – an avid country music fan with tons of live country performances in the past. I used to play banjo in a country band with my best friend John Peters, who’s a true country harmonica master. Those were great years and I’m still mastering new banjo playing techniques, writing my own country songs and lyrics, and collecting banjos!

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