If you are looking for an acoustic electric banjo for under $1000, then the Goodtime Acoustic Electric banjo is the way to go. Goodtime banjos are made by the Deering Banjo Company and are made in America. The quality and craftsmanship in this price point cannot be beat.
The pickup that comes on this banjo is the Kavanjo pickup. This is the same pickup that bands such as Mumford & Sons, the Dropkick Murphys, Taylor Swift, and more use! These pickups are made by hand by John Kavanaugh in Salt Lake City, Utah. They sound extremely natural and don't feed back!