Five-String Banjo Making with Jim Huskins

September 20-22, 28-29 and October 5-6, 2013

 Jim's Banjo

The five-string banjo has a long and intimate association with Southern Appalachian culture. By offering a class in banjo construction, WWC hopes to strengthen that tradition and make it more accessible to the 21st century.

Workshop Description

Students with little or no woodworking background are welcome, but experience will be helpful. Each member of the class will build a semi-professional quality, open back banjo from scratch using native hardwoods for rim and neck construction and may purchase our hardware or provide their own. This type of instrument is most often heard in Old-Time and folk music but is capable of other styles of playing.
The course is offered as part of WWC’s Fine Woodworking Program and taught by long-time builder, musician and North Carolina native, Jim Huskins.

More about Jim Huskins

Huskins Banjo Works

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area: Jim Huskins


Fees and Registration

Registration Deposit: $200
(includes $100 non-refundable registration and processing fee)

Instruction: $650

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