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“A first aid kit for banjo players. Feels right, ..looks right …and helps you play right.“
Dr. Arm TT

Introducing the new Banjolit armrest for top-tension banjos, specifically designed to fit all models of top-tension banjos with a standard 11” hoop and 24 brackets. Currently available in mahogany it is based on our original design, it will also fit a traditionally tensioned banjo. Easy to fit and constructed from the best material and finish it will also make an attractive addition to your banjo. Play left handed banjo? Dr. Arm works for you too!

Our armrests are developed over countless hours and can help you get the correct position for your arm and hand with a lot more comfort and control than you can ever have from standard metal armrest.

Made in the Czech Republic, Europe.

Kit includes: armrest, screws, screwdriver and instructions how to install.
prices start at: $64


“Dr. Arm has made playing banjo way more enjoyable for me. Being a professional musician that spends most of my time playing, I needed an armrest solution that would keep my hand in the correct position, not cause pain after hours of playing, and give me enhanced mobility when changing arm positions. Dr. Arm was that solution and I’m incredibly happy with it’s results. Highly recommended.”

banjo player, teacher, USA

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“I using wooden armrest from DR. ARM about four months and I am very satisfied. Hand contact with the wood is far more pleasant than metal and what is most important: the angle of attack for the forearm is very comfortable and not pressured so much on the tendons. Playing with wooden armrest from Dr. Arm is far more comfortable.”

banjo player from Black Jack band, CZ

“After receiving my Dr. Arm banjo armrest, I installed it on my banjo and immediately noticed its superiority to a metal armrest. I play jazz and classical with a pianist, so I incorporate a lot of unusual playing styles into my music. After hours of playing, I can safely say that the Dr. Arm banjo armrest accommodates any playing style I could throw at it, and makes playing much more comfortable and enjoyable.”

banjo player from Tennessee, USA

“These wooden armrests from Banjolit are fantastic. Just received one this week from Richard Cifersky in Europe, and love it. Super comfortable and looks great. (I have the mahogany). I have in the past had banjos with wooden armrests (Nechville and Ome) which were also great…but this one is my favorite. The profile seems to be a little smaller than the Nechville which I prefer. Shipping only took about a week and Richard’s customer service was great.”

banjo player from Illinois, USA

“My Dr. Arm banjo armrest works perfectly for me. It is so comfortable and solid, my arm rests effortlessly on the ergonomic profile designed by the Banjolit team, and of course it is really attractive to look at on my banjo. I fully recommend it to any banjo player, especially if you play for long periods of practice or on-stage.”

banjo player and teacher from Spain

“When I first tried the “Dr. ARM” armrest, I found myself unable to separate myself from my banjo! After years of using the classic chrome armrest, and sticking to it all summer long when switching my right hand position away from the bridge, the “Dr. Arm” is a fantastic solution. With “Dr. Arm”, I don’t have any problem going from my bright tone to dark tone. And, the “Dr Arm even has a more comfortable angle at the point of contact, which makes my banjo and my performances a joy to play! For me, another big advantage over the standard armrest is that I no longer have to suffer through an uncomfortable and itchy allergic reaction to prolonged contact with the chrome finish. The “Dr. Arm” truly has healed me. I highly recommend this armrest!
There’s a just no better way than “Dr. ARM”!

banjo player from Poutníci band, SK

I love the Dr. Arm banjo armrest! It makes playing for extended periods much more comfortable. I used to get pain in my lower forearm after gigs and jams before I used it. I’ve tried other armrests, but this design is ideal. It just feels great under your arm. Several of my banjo students now also use them with great results. I highly recommend it!

banjo player and teacher from New York, USA

I have an old Japanese Ibanez Banjo that looks very nice – except for the armrest, which over time became scratched and stained. This was the initial motivation to buy one of Banjolit’s beautiful wooden Dr. Arm armrests. I soon discovered, that the wooden armrest not only looks good but is also very comfortable to play with. It supports the arm in an ergonomic position and its smooth surface allows an easy glide along the strings between the bridge and the fingerboard. Soon I also wanted a Dr. Arm armrest for my other “baby banjo”.

banjo player from Switzerland (Europe)

”I was amazed at how smooth and comfortable it felt. I didn’t know I needed one until I used it and now I can’t imagine using any other product! So glad I came across your sight, I feel as though it has enhanced my right hand stamina”.

banjo player from UK