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Bishline Banjos, Proudly Made in America

Hand made by Rob Bishline in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Rob builds every banjo with attention to every detail.  He is an accomplished player, teacher, repair specialist, and luthier.  The Bishline banjos have their own character and style, and also have a tone that is unbelievable.  Here at we have never received a Bishline banjo that has not been absolutely perfect in every way.  The craftsmanship is stunning in appearance, and then you play it, and it has such a great sound, and they play so easy. 

Made in USA

This is an open back claw hammer model. It is very tastefully built with simple but elegant appointments. Raw brass hardware, two ply maple rim and Dobson style tone ring, curved finger board scoop, black tuning machine buttons and wooden arm rest.

Made in USA

Available exclusively at! Maple Neck and Resonator stained black.

Made in USA

This is a light weight powerful sounding instrument. It is designed price wise not to break the bank, but give the player a powerful sound with great tone. It has a burl walnut resonator with black binding, ebony finger board, tone hoop with a 3 ply maple rim.

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Manufactured in America by Bishline Banjos exclusively for A serious banjo with a serious look! Black stained wood with nickel hardware and black tuners.

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Considered the Bluegrass workhorse, we feel like this is the best value for an American made full weight tone ring banjo on the market today.  Fancy burl walnut resonator with satin finish, ivoroid binding, MOP inlay, three ply maple rim, nickel plated hardware.

Made in USA

Hand-crafted in the USA by Rob Bishline, this banjo features a beautiful burl-walnut finish and classic lines. A professional-grade banjo in every way, this model includes a heavy bell-bronze tone ring, a one-piece flange and a gloss finish.

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The Bishline Salty Dog is named for a classic Bluegrass song, the Salty Dog is a great all-around professional-grade mahogany banjo with a 3-pound bell-bronze tone ring. Made in USA.

Made in USA

Designed to have a woody sound acoustically and a great amplified sound at high volume.  Comes with figured mahogany resonator with flame maple binding, ebony fingerboard, Bishline/ barnes woody rim/ring, black powder coated hardware and L.R. Baggs bridge pickup.

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Another Blishline traditional bluegrass powerhouse. The Clermont is made of tiger maple with traditional white binding and a cremona finish. Professional in every way, it includes a 3-pound bell-bronze tone ring and a hardshell case. Made in USA.

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An artistic banjo that sounds great and looks amazing.  Black stained maple with dark wood binding, three ply maple rim, nickel hardware and koa binding.  The fret board has constellation inlays.

Made in USA

Named after Rob's mom, this has a mahogany resonator with flame maple binding.  A warm rich bluegrass tone with 3 ply maple rim and nickel plated hardware.

Made in USA

Many of our customers have been asking us to build a lighter banjo. Because of that, we have developed a few things to lighten our resonator banjo and are now happy to announce our newest Bishline model...The "Ultra-Light."

Amazing Banjos Built by Artist Rob Bishline

A truly great choice in a high-quality instrument with a unique design. When it comes to banjos, there is no one size fits all. Bishline designs and builds banjos to specifically meet your unique needs. Bishline banjos are artisan banjos in the truest way. A perfectionist by nature, Rob Bishline handcrafts these instruments to ensure an exceptional tone. Bishline’s are designed and built to ensure impeccable sound and playability.

In-stock Bishline Banjos, Ready to Ship

We carry most Bishline models in-stock, every day, meaning we can ship your new banjo quickly. If we don't have the Bishline banjo you want in-stock - they are worth the wait. We can custom order your banjo and generally have it to you within 6-8 weeks. When you buy a Bishline you can choose from several custom options including Laminated necks for strength and stability, tunneled fifth string necks, short scale necks, and radius fingerboards for ease of play, and decorative options such as engraving,  plating, powder-coating, traditional or original inlay. If we don't have the Bishline banjo you want in-stock - they are worth the wait. We can custom order your banjo and generally have it to you within 6-8 weeks. 

Top Bishline Models

Not sure which Bishline is right for you, we can help you get started. The Bishline Cimmaron features a walnut resonator and a bell-bronze tone ring, perfect for Bluegrass style playing. This Bishline Okie is an open-back model packed with features that has a vintage sound. If you’re looking for a banjo that sounds woody, but also great amplified even at high volumes the Bishline Danny Barnes may be just what you are looking for. This is a professional grade banjo at a great price. The Bishline Rosemary is another great option, with a warm, rich tone this banjo plays with ease and has a beautiful sound.
Our banjo experts can help with any questions you have about Bishline banjos. There are custom and limited models available as well.  Also, there will be an exclusive model released soon only available at  Barry Waldrep (Owner of & Rob Bishline are excited to bring you the Bishline Coal Dust and Coal Dust Revenge
Bishline banjos are of the best made in today's banjo market, and we at are very proud to be a dealer for these fine instruments.   

Finance a Bishline Banjo

Here at we make it possible for you to finance a Bishline banjo. We have partnered with Affirm to help you purchase your Bishline banjo today and pay for it later.