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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.


Available exclusively at! Maple Neck and Resonator stained black.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."

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 plays so easy.  A truly great choice in a high quality instrument with a unique design. Bishline banjos are artisan banjos in the truest way. A perfectionist by nature, Rob Bishline handcrafts these instruments to ensure an exceptional tone. We carry most Bishline models in-stock, everyday, 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. 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. 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 thru  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.