About Thumpy Banjos

Short-scale, fretless, nylon strung banjos.

A celebration of music, Thumpy Banjos are built to be played, shared, and enjoyed. These instruments make a fine companion for a summer festival or a rainy day around the house. Great for old-time, clawhammer, and various fingerstyles. Built in Southwestern Virginia.

The “Big Scoop” often found on Thumpy Banjos
The “Thumpy Hills”. A design feature often found on Thumpy Banjos
An example of the “Thumpy Hills” from the back
A scroll style peg head found on guitars and banjos going back at least to the 1830s.