Since 1973, Wildwood Banjo Co. has been quietly building fine Traditional & Bluegrass banjos in Arcata, California. In spring of 2008, the shop was relocated to Bend, Oregon and continues the tradition of building great banjos. Wildwood Banjos are hand made from the finest figured maples, walnuts, and exotic hardwoods available. From the traditional simplicity of the MINSTREL to the ornate design of the SOLOIST, we offer a well balanced range of banjos in styles for the traditional frailing and clawhammer style players, and classic powerful bluegrass banjos for 3 finger pickers. The blend of old world craftsmanship and modern technology helps produce banjos of unequalled quality.
Hard rock block laminated rim, curly maple neck, ebony fingerboard and peg head, ivoroid binding and wood purfling on neck and rim, abalone inlays on neck and peg head. Tubaphone-style tone ring.
Newest addition to the open back models. African Bubinga neck with African Wenge, ebony, and maple center lamination, Bubinga block laminated rim with integral Wenge wood tone ring. Curly maple wood bindings on neck and rim. Scooped neck . Hand rubbed Tung oil and satin wax finish.
Hard rock block laminated rim, fancier curly maple neck, ebony fingerboard and peg head, ivoroid binding and wood purfling on neck and rim, engraved vintage mother of pearl inlays, bracket shoe band, and Tubaphone-style tone ring.
Hard rock block laminated rim, our best figured curly maple neck, ebony fingerboard and peg head, ivoroid binding and wood purfling on the neck and rim, elegant mother of pearl and abalone inlays depicting the “tree of life” pattern. Bracket shoe band and Tubaphone-style tone ring.