Gourd Banjo Making

with Jeffrey Menzies of Menzies Instruments

An internationally celebrated instrument maker, Jeff Menzies' gourd banjos are influenced from contemporary and pre-Civil War designs. Each instrument is hand-crafted in response to the particular shape of each gourd, and the necks draw from mid-1800's instruments. Menzies' gourd banjos are functional art objects, meant to be played.

This week-long workshop will offer attendees the chance to build a banjo from the gourd up, under Jeff's tutelage. Watch this space for details about our fall 2018 workshop with Jeff.