curly maple banjo was designed to look and sound like the old 1934
from batch 9584 Granada with all of the treasured dynamics
that players desire. This is a copy of one of three Granadas
that were in the batch of Earl's.
tying to recreate these old treasures, we replicated the hand
made inlays to capture even the imperfections of that time
period. These old inlays were without perfect symmetry and it
captured the real hands on look. Today we use CNC to cut our
inlays, but the patterns were straight from the past. With
that basic exception, everything else is hand made by Warren
These banjos have the ability to sound far bigger than their
physical measurements dictate. They are cannons with tone to
spare, and dry, meaning no unwanted overtones to cancel sound.
These banjos cut through the fog and carry sound over great
distances in their own range as not to step on the other
instruments in the band. You "CAN" have that $100,000 sound at
a fraction of the cost.
Thermal Aged Rim and Resonator
Yates Prewar Tone Ring
All parts distressed
to look and feel old
Hard Shell Case
Yates Style Truss Rod
The tail piece - Presto style