Walnut Americana


This is a simple and classic minstrel banjo designed with the clawhammer player in mind. Lightweight yet maintains a punchy tone. It was important to me to maintain a certain level of “handmade-ness” with this banjo. I chose to leave some imperfections and tool markings on the pieces. Currently tuned to open E- an extra set of strings will be included so you can choose between standard range tunings all the way to low octave tunings.
I developed a special process to add walnut wood pigment to the semi-transparent goat skin head. It was a pleasure to build and play this beautiful instrument- make it yours today.


1 in stock


  • 24.8″ scale length
  • 36″ total length
  • Handmade walnut 11” rim
  • Walnut neck
  • Maple friction pegs
  • 19 frets
  • White dot inlay
  • Dark goat skin head
  • Brass hardware
  • Leather tailpiece
  • Nylon strings
  • Frailing scoop
  • Hand sanded
  • Tru-oil finish
  • Ships in a sturdy wooden box (The “additional information” tab is used to calculate shipping costs based on the package dimensions- the actual banjo dimensions are listed above).

Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 38 × 14 × 6 in