Sorry. We were only joking about Banjo Of The East!

Sorry. We were only joking about Banjo Of The East!

Oops. Our absurd April Fool about The Banjo Of The East was taken seriously by Norfolk’s EDP (Eastern Daily Press) Britain’s largest regional daily newspaper no less. They ran the story in today’s ‘business’ section (April 9th). We are very contrite of course, but in our defence the spoof was issued on April 1, with April 1 date clearly at top of release and it was so absurd we didn’t think anybody would...

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First press ad for Shackleton Banjo unveils new brand logo

First press ad for Shackleton Banjo unveils new brand logo

With thanks to the marvellous music instrument and industry photographer Richard Ecclestone and our superb graphic designer Matt Copland, we are very proud to present the first magazine ad for The Shackleton banjo. We think it’s just the coolest looking thing, with a stunning picture of the maple Shackleton itself, complete with optional English-made leather strap (this one in scarlet, from a choice of eight colours). Also featuring the...

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Oak Rim Shackleton – first pictures

Oak Rim Shackleton – first pictures

After all the struggles, all the delays, and all the promises, we have finally started to send Shackleton banjos out of the door to wing their way to their new loving homes! In fact we have now shipped out 25 banjos and more leave every single day. And now we have built the first of the oak rim Shackleton banjos too. Today we sent out the first oak and birch models with Burr Oak rims and Schertler tuners. The oak rim Shackleton model is a...

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Banjo of The East sculpture will be visible from space

Banjo of The East sculpture will be visible from space

The company behind the Norfolk-made Shackleton banjo named after Edwardian explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton announced today that it is to create a giant banjo sculpture on the edge of Norwich, which the company claims will become as famous as Newcastle’s ‘Angel of The North’. The 50 metre tall banjo sculpture, believed to be the largest banjo in the world, is currently under construction in the company’s Norwich workshop, and will be placed in a...

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First review says Shackleton trumps banjos three times its price!

First review says Shackleton trumps banjos three times its price!

We are thrilled and delighted that the first blogger review of The Shackleton says we’ve made something pretty special. Author and banjoist John Dow has fallen in love with The Shackleton banjo and in an extensive review on his blog he says: “Every aspect of the instrument reeks of quality and precision.” He adds conclusively: “It’s customary, at this point, for me to find a negative to balance my glowing review. Sorry...

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An interview with banjo stylist Tall Tall Trees

An interview with banjo stylist Tall Tall Trees

We discovered Tall Tall Trees a little while back and I was blown away by just how different the music was. Mike Savino is the banjo player behind Tall Tall Trees and has toured both with a band and solo, showing off his very unique style. The Tall Tall Trees bio on the website starts off by saying: ‘Mike Savino is not your grandaddy’s banjo player, and Tall Tall Trees is definitely not your average indie-folk outfit from...

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