In keeping with our mission of being a sustainable company, we've made it a priority to generate 100% of our energy from the sun. PBCO employs a 7.2 KW photovoltaic solar array on the roof of the banjo shop. This will
supply all of the energy needed for banjo production and then some.
Additionally, we source all of our tone woods from local and regional saw mills and suppliers.
Our hope is to make this practice mainstream and reduce the dependence on exotic hardwoods all around.
The HANDS BEHIND the MADE
Patrick, originally from Morganton, North Carolina, has been building banjos for 7 years. Having a great interest and deep respect for Appalachian culture he has studied and worked with luthiers and crafts
people from Boone to Brasstown. With an engineering eye and high standard for structural and aesthetic quality, Patrick draws from the traditionalism & innovative spirit of the mountain folk to create beautiful
looking and rich sounding instruments that make his mentors (and customers) proud.
Topher grew up steeped in the musical culture of Appalachia. Between attending bluegrass and old-time festivals since he was 2 years old, and working alongside his father in the woodshop, he developed a keen appreciation of
rural mountain music, and a discerning eye for quality craftsmanship. He learned clawhammer style banjo at a young age and has since gone on to learn and pass on more local old-time picking styles such as the Beech
Mountain “Double Knock” and Saman tha Bumgarner's up-picking. Topher is happy to be making banjos that both honor these local traditions and help them flourish in the modern world.
The WHY to the WHAT
Used for fingerboards, peghead veneer and
Used for necks, and rims. Heavier and harder than Walnut and Cherry.
Used for necks, rims and rim caps. Lighter than Maple and Cherry.
Rich in color.
Used for necks, rims and rim caps. Deepens in color with age and sun.
We build our necks and rims with Native Appalachian Maple, Cherry and Walnut hardwoods. All of our fingerboards, heel caps,
and head stock veneer are made from persimmon, a member of the ebony family. Banjos with all standard features start at $1150.
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