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WILDWOOD BANJO CO.  was founded in 1973 in Arcata, Ca.  Early  2008 the company moved to Bend, Oregon and continues it’s tradition of building high quality traditional open back and bluegrass banjos.

Wildwood Banjos are hand made from the finest figured hardwoods available.  From beautiful curly maples and curly black walnuts, to exotic species such as Ebony, Bubinga and Wenge.  From the traditional simplicity of the MINSTREL to the ornate design of the SOLOIST, we offer a well balanced range of banjos in styles for the traditional frailing and clawhammer style players, and classic powerful bluegrass banjos for 3 finger pickers.The blend of old world craftsmanship and modern technology Exotic Wood Series helps produce banjos of unequaled quality and design.  Choosing an instrument is a very personal experience.  When you choose a wildwood, you have chosen an instrument that well become an “old friend”.  If you feel the need for something special,  something a bit more personal, or have specific artistic ideas that you would like to incorporate into your banjo—please feel free to discuss that with us.  To see some examples of some of what’s possible, take a look at the PORTFOLIO section.  Business survives on it’s reputation.  For the past 38 years, satisfied customers have been our best form of advertising.

The unsolicited TESTIMONIALS section is a tribute to our efforts.  Production is limited to maintain the highest quality control while keeping a personal approach to business.  The experience of buying a WILDWOOD BANJO should be almost as enjoyable as playing one.  Choosing an instrument of  this quality in an investment in pleasure and value.

Bend Bulletin January 11 2011 – Click Here to Read