Minstrel Banjo

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Minstrel Style Banjo

 The majority of the wooden shell banjos of  the 1850s were approximately  12 inches in diameter.  The Minstrel 12" Banjo is a fretless banjo with  a premium grade deer rawhide head and a rosewood finger board. The  multi-layered laminated wooden shell is approx. 1/4 inches in thickness  and approximately 12  inches in diameter. It is approx. 2 1/2 inches  deep .  

Because of the difficulty of obtaining straight grained maple I am now using mahogany for the banjo necks.

Plain sided uncarved mahogany neck without 

the rosewood fingerboard                                                $389.00 (Banjo Only)

For the 14" diameter banjo                                                   40.00

Rosewood fingerboard                                                         $80.00
Optional "ogee" carved neck is an additional $30.00 (each side)
Rosewood capped bridge add                                              $8.00
Ribbon trim, add                                                                    $20.00
Rosewood Tailpiece, add                                                      $10.00


The "Stichter" style or "lazy 8" peg head is standard. If you want a scroll or rectangular type head, please indicate in the "Comments" section of the order form.

(Mechanical  tuners vary in price from $50 to $140 or more. If you would like this  option included with your kit banjo, please check out the mechanical  tuners link under "Options" and note your preference in the Comments  section of the order. Please contact me if you have any questions.)

Shipping and Handling (S&H) domestic                              $48.00 banjo only

Black Coffin case with green felt lining                             $200.00 (ordered with banjo)
With Victorian style lining, add                                             $30.00 
Rectangular case with green felt lining                             $179.00 (ordered with banjo)

S&H (domestic) with banjo and case                                    $68.00

 For shipments outside the mainland USA, please ask for a quote before placing an order. 

Sounds of the Minstrel Banjo

Sound Samples for our Minstrel Banjos

These Minstrel Banjo samples are played on SOUNDCLOUD, a third party site, because this is the only way GoDaddy Web Builder would allow me to post them.

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The Banjo Factory

3607 Broadmoor Drive Northeast, Tacoma, Washington 98422, United States

(206) 497-0049