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·  Highest Quality Curly Maple Neck and Resonator with Sunburst finish

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

· Medium Frets

· Yates Ron Stewart Bridge

· Presto Tail Piece

· Nickel Plated Metal Parts

· Two fifth string spikes (2nd & 4th frets)

· Yates Venom V33 No Hole Un-Plated Tone Ring

· 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 "WL5" $3,250.00



Donnie Little and his Yates “Donnie Little Signature “ Banjo

Donnie Little Signature Banjos

Introducing the "WL5"


Donnie has been making "Banjo Ukes" for years with the 5th string going all the way up to the nut. He noticed immediately the possibilities of other notes that could be added to the melody he was playing. By having a higher note within reach it added a much fuller sound when he needed it.  

Donnie approached Warren Yates to build him a new banjo with the 5th string going all of the way to the nut. Warren jumped to the task and built the first prototype. The sounds Donnie was able to produce were incredible.

Due to the success of this project we would like to introduce the new Donnie Little Signature "WL5"