Highest Quality Straight Maple Neck and Resonator in the new high gloss finish


Flat Rosewood fingerboard,  Ebony Peg Head Overlay,  Mother of Pearl Inlay 


Keith Tuners (D-Tuners optional)

Iveroid binding and tuner buttons

Medium Frets

Yates Ron Stewart Bridge

Hand carved neck

Presto Tail Piece

Three ply red maple rim

Nickel Plated Metal Parts

Two fifth string spikes (7th & 9th frets)

Yates Venom V33 No Hole Un-Plated Tone Ring hand turned

T– Wrench—for tuning the head

Hard Shell—Arch Top Case

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Phone: 828-294-0578


Warren Yates

5206 Bethel Church Road

Hickory, NC 28602


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Yates Donnie Little Signature Series Banjo $3,600.00

Donnie Little and his Yates “Donnie Little Signature “ 


Donnie Little Signature Banjos LYLE CREEK

"I have been around and played banjos everyday for most of my life and I feel that I have learned what makes a good banjo.  Working with Warren Yates, we have designed a banjo that takes in all of the best, from the best.  Many banjos have necks that are too narrow so strings can slip off of the fingerboard when you play them.  Many necks are thin making for a thin sound as well.  A tone ring must be able to sound out in all ranges combined with the right wooden rim for tone. 

I have played all types of banjos; many of them you have seen throughout the history of the music.  This banjo is second to none.  I personally set up all of the “Donnie Little Signature Models” before they are shipped to the customer to assure that everything is as it should be.  Our goal is to get that wide-eyed "Wow" from each and every musician."

Donnie Little