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  How do I order a Yates Banjo? 

  Most all banjos are built to order. To start a build, contact Warren Yates at 828-294-0578 or email 

  To start, we ask that you put down $1,500 to cover the material and the rest will be due when the banjo is ready. If you need a slow  build, no problem; otherwise, expect a build to take up to 9 weeks. Also contact Morgan Music to see what they might have in stock.

  We don't ship out of the USA.

Where has your Yates Banjo taken you?

 Click here to see some exciting adventures.


The Skillet Head

The Kettle Head

 Arch Tops with the flathead  sound

The RS-75 is here!  Late 30s sound.  Click Here

The BT-1949   Click Here to see and hear.  Contact Morgan Music to check stock

Read about -  the Yates RS tone ring   -   Yates RS rims



This is the newest banjo in the Yates line. 


Straight maple neck

Rosewood fingerboard

Maple three ply rim

1930ís era brass hoop (original antique)

Distressed wood finish

New or distressed nickel hardware

Hard shell TKL vinyl case

Waverly tuners





We will be happy to build a banjo for you or you can contact one of our dealers and buy one in stock today.

Yates Banjos 



Morgan Music 

Lebanon, Missouri




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