The Great British Banjo Company
We are a British company owned and run by a small team of family and friends, based in the fine city of Norwich in the beautiful county of Norfolk.
Our mission in life is very simple: to bring Great British banjos to the world. We manufacture a small collection of banjos here in the UK which is gradually growing.
Our first instrument is the superb limited-edition Islander Ash Leaf openback, which has received critical acclaim in the UK and USA from leading players.
Our second instrument is the highly affordable openback, The Shackleton, designed and made in Great Britain, and intended to be the perfect beginner banjo and to be ideal for travel, for festivals, for outdoor gatherings and as a great second instrument.
We are very proud indeed to be the only company actually manufacturing banjos at production levels in Great Britain: leading the revival of a special industry.