This is an exciting time for me, as I’m finally able to start introducing Weitzel Banjo to the world. As you have probably already seen, I am not about making your every day banjo. These are not “Master-clones” or anything else. The banjo has been re-invented from the ground up. Every aspect of design has been analyzed as to whether there is a reason for doing it beyond tradition. Where I have not found a suitable reason, I’ve tried to improve what is usually done, if at all possible. The result is a very fresh instrument that has broken away from banjo tradition, while at the same time borrowing ideas from other traditions.
If you live in or will be visiting the Northwest, you will have the opportunity to try my banjo out firsthand at my debut at the NW Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit. The exhibit is the weekend of April 27 & 28, however I will only be in attendance on Sunday April 28. It takes place at Marylhurst University, in Lake Oswego, Oregon (just south of Portland), and features instrument makers from all over the Northwest US. Please check out the link.
Can’t make it? Of course, you can always call me to set up an appointment to see/play my banjos, or visit my shop.