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By Kristina R Gaddy (Author), Rhiannon Giddens (Foreword by) An illuminating history of the banjo, revealing its origins at the crossroads of slavery, religion, and music. In an extraordinary story unfolding across two hundred years, Kristina Gaddy uncovers the banjo’s key role in Black spirituality, ritual, and rebellion. Through meticulous research in diaries, letters, (read the rest…)
Grab this Custom Dobson while you can! This banjo features a walnut neck and an ebonized cherry rim. The fretboard features annealed copper accented face dots, s-scoop, and headstock overlay. Equipped with a Dobson tone ring and Remo Renaissance head, this banjo not only catches the eye with its unique design features, but has a great tone and is fun to play.
This Builder’s Choice banjo is a custom built Rambler Dobson featuring a standard scale length, Walnut neck, and 12″ stainless steel spunover rim. The Dobson tone ring combined with goat skin head gives this banjo a warm tone with good sustain and resonance. Built with Nickel plated hardware from Balsam Banjoworks, this banjo features a Hawktail tailpiece and JB Schall ball style bracket shoes. Truly a joy to play. Grab it while it is available!
Maple with ebony top banjo bridges in a variety of heights. Standard spacing for 5 string banjo.
Banjo bridge innovation just raised the bar! These beautiful “Fiddle Banjo Bridges” from Seeders Instruments are handmade using quarter sawn Maple and Ebony. It takes influences from the traditional violin bridge and its unique sound and vibration transferring principles. Every bridge has hand carved details and a compensated center string for improved intonation. Add one to your banjo bridge collection. It’s a joy to play!
The Pocket-Dial is a simple, convenient and precise tool used to help measure and adjust the tension of your banjo head, – one of the most critical factors in helping your banjo sound its best. It is small, lightweight, fits easily in your banjo case, and specifically designed to work with both synthetic and natural skin banjo heads.
Banjo Roots & Branches – Edited by Robert B. Winans tells the story of the banjo’s journey from Africa to the western hemisphere. Blending music, history, and a union of cultures, Winans presents cutting-edge scholarship that covers the instrument’s West African origins and its adaptations and circulation in the Caribbean and United States.
The contributors provide detailed ethnographic and technical research on gourd lutes and ekonting in Africa and the banza in Haiti while also investigating tuning practices and regional playing styles. Other essays place the instrument within the context of slavery, tell the stories of black banjoists, and shed light on the banjo’s introduction into the African- and Anglo-American folk milieus.
Wide-ranging and illustrated with twenty color images, Banjo Roots & Branches offers a wealth of new information to scholars of African American and folk musics as well as the worldwide community of banjo aficionados.
Designed and created by the very talented artist and musician Gina Dilg, these beautifully vibrant and durable screen printed stickers pay homage to our folk superheroes that heavily influenced the genre today. Designs are inspired by 1950s Superhero comics are high quality, weather and UV resistant. Put them on your instrument case, laptop, water bottle, car, (read the rest…)
Pisgah Banjo Company’s tuner of choice for keeping your banjo in tune! SNARK’s Super Tight Tuners tune tight so you sound better. These all instrument tuners are super fast and super accurate.
The ST-8 Super Tight Clip-On All Instrument Tuner from Snark is a clip-on tuner with a high-sensitivity vibration sensor and easy to read, full-color high definition display with full 360° rotation. They feature a stay-put clip, a tap tempo metronome, and have pitch calibration from 415 – 466 Hz. The tuner features an extended frequency range and is compatible with all instruments. The best tuner you can buy!