Meet The Great British Banjo Co. and try The Shackleton banjo at these great events

Meet The Great British Banjo Co. and try The Shackleton banjo at these great events

We’ve got a packed summer of events planned, where you can meet the Great British Banjo Company team and try our The Shackleton for yourself. Here’s a brief summary of where you can find us… ‘Battle of The Banjos’ gig presented by Maverick, at The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, featuring Morgan O’Kane and Stompin Dave Allen. The very first Great British Banjo Sessions concert, starring Adam Hurt and Beth Williams Hartness, at Dragon Hall,...

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Shackleton Banjo reviews: What our customers are saying

Shackleton Banjo reviews: What our customers are saying

We’ve already told you about the amazing review from John Dow but we wanted to let you what other Shackleton Banjo customers are saying. We’re thrilled with this feedback and so, so happy that the first Shackleton Banjo customers love this instrument just as much as we do. We’ll leave you with these Shackleton Banjo reviews. “My Shackleton arrived today and it was well worth the wait.  It looks and sounds fantastic.  I...

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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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The Shackleton, now from just £395, with options to suit your taste

The Shackleton, now from just £395, with options to suit your taste

We have simplified the pricing structure for The Shackleton banjo, to give all customers a lower entry point to this superb instrument combined with simple, clear, upgrade options. Previously we had offered a standard maple model with Grover tuners and an an ‘oak special’ model with burr oak rim and Schertler Swiss engineered tuners. In recent weeks the standard model was £495 and the oak special £595. But with the new structure our...

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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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