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Your Thumpy Banjo

If you’d like to get on the notification list for a Thumpy Banjo, use the contact form to get in touch. You’ll be contacted via e-mail as new Thumpy Banjos become available. My production can be pretty sporadic. So, it’s tough to say exactly when new banjos will be ready. Summer is currently my most active build season. If you’d like to reserve a banjo, please get in touch and we can talk about a deposit.

Thumpy Banjo Models

Thumpy Banjos currently come in two varieties, the Ogee and the Ultra-light. Both are short-scale fretless nylon strung instruments. The Ogee model is a lot like the one pictured here…

Thumpy Banjo - Ogee model
Thumpy Ogee Banjo

The Ultra-light model is a lot like the one shown here…

Thumpy Ultra-light Banjo
Thumpy Ultra-light Banjo

Both models are hand-crafted, so variations on the basic theme is the norm.

Custom Order?

I’m always eager to have ideas and suggestions. Get in touch!

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Thumpy #15 – sold

Thumpy Banjo #15 as seen from the front
Thumpy Banjo #15 as seen from the back
Side / rear view of this banjo’s rim
  • Lightly flamed maple, carbon fiber reinforced neck
  • Wenge fingerboard
  • 12″ maple rim with bearing edge
  • Brass VanEps style tension hoop (made by Zach Hoyt)
  • Gotoh 2-band tuners
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Thumpy #14 – sold

Thumpy Banjo #14 as seen from the front
Thumpy Banjo #14 as seen from the back
Side / rear view of this banjo’s rim
  • Mahogany neck, carbon fiber reinforced
  • Gotoh 2-band tuners
  • 11″ maple rim with bearing edge
  • 22.5″ scale length
  • BlackwoodTek fingerboard
  • Brass VanEps style tension hoop (made by Zach Hoyt)
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Thumpy #13 – sold

  • Flame maple neck, carbon fiber reinforced
  • Gotoh 2-band tuners
  • 12″ painted maple rim
  • 22.5″ scale length
  • Bocoté fingerboard
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Thumpy #12 – sold

  • Flame maple, carbon fiber reinforced neck
  • BlackwoodTek fingerboard
  • 12″ Acrylic rim with bearing edge
  • Brass VanEps style tension hoop (made by Zach Hoyt)
  • Gotoh 2-band tuners
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Thumpy #11 – sold

  • Walnut neck, carbon fiber reinforced
  • Bocoté fingerboard
  • Peghedz geared tuning pegs
  • 11″ maple rim with walnut cap
  • 22.5″ scale length
  • Nylon strung
  • Rolled brass tone ring
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Little John – sold

A banjo neck
A banjo reclining on a sofa
A banjo reclining on a sofa
A banjo reclining on a sofa
A banjo reclining on a sofa
A banjo reclining on a sofa
  • Nylon strung
  • 22.5″ scale length
  • Deep scoop
  • Off-set fifth peg
  • Walnut neck & stick
  • Bocote fingerboard
  • No-knot tailpiece
  • 11″ 10-ply maple rim in forest green
  • Rolled brass tone ring
  • Renaissance head
  • Gotoh 2-band tuning machines
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Thumpy #9 – sold

A banjo reclining on a sofa
Thumpy Banjo #9
A banjo reclining on a sofa
A banjo reclining on a sofa
A banjo reclining on a sofa
A banjo reclining on a sofa
The back side of a banjo peg head
The back side of a banjo rim
  • Nylon strung
  • 22.5″ scale length
  • Deep scoop
  • Off-set fifth peg
  • Walnut neck & stick
  • Katalox fingerboard w/ matching tailpiece
  • 11″ 10-ply maple rim in fiesta red
  • Rolled brass tone ring
  • Renaissance head
  • Pegheds geared tuning pegs
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Ne’er-Do-Well – sold

front view of a five string banjo
The Thumpy Ne’er-Do-Well

Walnut neck
25″ scale length
Flush fret
Katalox fingerbaord and peghead overlay
Abalone fingerboard inlay and side dot markers
Slotted peghead with Waverly tuning machines
Gotoh fifth peg tuner
11″ 10-ply thin maple rim with rib and hip comfort contours
18 tension hooks
No-knot tailpiece
Heavy gauge (11’s) steel strings
Renaissance head

the back view of a five string banjo
view of the rim of a five string banjo that features rib and hip comfort contours
Rib and hip comfort contours
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Old Zeke – sold

22.5″ scale length
12″ rim
Rim is about 3″ deep including tone ring
Renascence head
Lightly flamed maple neck and stick
Indian Laurel fingerboard
Plain maple rim with Walnut rim cap
Plain rolled brass tone ring
Brass tension hoop
Nickel hooks, shoes, and nuts
Gotoh planetary tuners

A five string banjo as seen from the back
Old Zeke seen from the back