Featured Banjos

Banjo 235 (Jewel)

banjo_fb_235

Jewel is our introduction to a banjo category we call the “The Oregon Banjo.” The Oregon Banjo features woods of Oregon that we have either harvested on our property or selected from some old logger friends that also cherish fine woods. The featured wood in Jewel is Yew, a conifer that has very fine grain with a density equalling many hardwoods. It grows very slowly; at one point on this neck, we count 75-80 years of growth!

Banjo 232 (Octavius)

banjo_fb_232

14 inch archtop Cello Banjo...deluxe! “Octavius.” Our daughter Natalia, (age 10) names the banjos. We have been enamored by the cello banjo, it just seems like they have such a broad range of tonal emotion. This one is no exception. Pluck a string on this banjo with a “feather-light” brush of the nail...the quality of sound is amazing. This banjo is a front-porch player, light and sweet or bring it to the jam, you will be amazed!

Doc’s Cathedral Bridge™

_MG_8387

Guaranteed to improve the tone of your banjo!

Shaping Sounds

Shaping_Sounds-2

Craig Evans Video

Special thanks to Craig Evans for sharing this segment from his excellent "Conversations with North American Banjo Builders" series.

Darren Jahn CD

CD_Darren_Jahn

This album showcases the eleven compositions Darren Jahn discovered and the instruments that inspired them. Click here to learn more.