Minstrel Banjo Kit


**This kit will begin shipping in February 2020. I am currently working on rebuilding my stock of walnut rims. The process of making a rim spans over a period of 12-14 days; from soaking to steaming to drying the wood. This kit is available on backorder only- I will ship your kit as soon as it is ready in early February. If you have any questions please contact Brian at carverbanjos@gmail.com **

Everything you need to make your own authentic minstrel banjo. Put it together and be playing in no time at all or make a project out of it. Take your time to shape the neck, sand the grain and apply a shiny finish; then play your new banjo proudly.

This kit is made from solid American Walnut and a handmade steam-bent walnut rim. It easily assembles into a piece of handmade art that looks as good as it sounds.

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Available on backorder


  • Walnut neck and dowel
  • nylon strings
  • maple friction pegs
  • frailing scoop
  • double ogee indicating fret positions: 5, 7, 10, 12
  • 12″ single ply solid walnut rim
  • goatskin head
  • 24.8″ scale length
  • leather tailpiece
  • all hardware included

*Previously, this kit used a pre-made Remo hand drum. This option is still available upon request.

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Additional information

Weight 13 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 14 × 6 in