Mountain Banjo

The Mountain Banjo, or “Frank Proffitt Style” Banjo is a Fretless no-frills instrument. This type of banjo was originally built and played by folks in the hills of North Carolina. My design is inspired by plans from the Foxfire books. I build this model out of Cherry.

The Mountain Banjo is Priced at $600

Basic Specs
  • Fretless
  • Cherry Neck
  • Cherry “Pot”
  • Cherry Middle Disc
  • 6 Inch drum with Goatskin Head
  • Ebony Fiddle Pegs
  • Nylgut Strings
  • Square Peghead
  • Perpendicular Fifth Peg
  • Walnut rectangle Tailpiece
  • Cherry Bridge
  • Ebony Nut
  • 1.25” Nut Width
  • 25” Scale Length
  • 3.5” Sound Hole
  • Gotoh Geared Tuners
  • Fret Position Notches
  • Walnut Neck (2 tone banjo)
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Examples & Builds

You can also check my Instagram account to see more of my recent builds and shop photos.