walnut banjo was designed to look and sound like the old
1930s style 4 banjos with all of the treasured dynamics
that players desire.
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
Yates Prewar 20 hole Tone Ring
All parts distressed
to look and feel old