We are a British company owned and run by a small team of family and friends, based in the fine city of Norwich in the beautiful county of Norfolk.
Our mission in life is very simple: to bring our great British-manufactured banjos to the world.
Our first instrument was the superb limited-edition Islander Ash Leaf openback, which received critical acclaim in the UK and USA from leading players.
Our second instrument is the highly affordable openback, The Shackleton, designed and made in Great Britain. The Shackleton Banjo is a superb, hand-built banjo which is delightful to play, sounds wonderful and is highly distinctive in design: a world away from the crowd of budget imported banjos. The specification of The Shackleton is much higher than its price tag would suggest. So it is not only the perfect beginner banjo and ideal for travel, for festivals and outdoor gatherings, but it is simply a terrific instrument by any definition.
We are proud to be the only company actually manufacturing banjos at production levels in Great Britain: leading the revival of a special industry.