“Classic” Minstrel Banjo Kit


Back by popular demand! This minstrel banjo uses a slightly different construction than the other kits on this site. The 5th peg goes through the fingerboard. The dowel is a separate piece of walnut. This kit is only available without frets.
Similar minstrel neck options can be selected below. Note that these necks have fretted/fretless options and the fifth peg enters the side of the neck:

side peg, fretted option here

Made from solid American Walnut and a steam-bent maple rim. It easily assembles into a piece of handmade art that looks as good as it sounds. This kit is an all-time best seller and you can buy it with confidence.

Click below for real customer videos:


  • Walnut neck and dowel
  • nylon strings
  • maple friction pegs
  • frailing scoop
  • double ogee indicating fret positions: 5, 7, 10, 12
  • 12″ single-ply maple rim
  • goatskin head
  • 24.8″ scale length
  • leather tailpiece
  • all hardware included
  • *optional peghead scroll, as shown in assembly video, is currently not available*

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Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 14 × 6 in