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bluegrass,   fretless,   lightweight,   banjo lute,  6-string

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Ken LeVan and LeVan banjos is now part of the Smithsonian Folkways series “North American Banjo Builders”

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LeVan Banjos are made in the USA from sustainable, non endangered materials.

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LeVan banjos are made by hand here in the Northern Appalachians - one at a time and no two are exactly alike.  Our primary practice is designing banjos for individual customers and each banjo I build is a prototype of that design. I’m not a mass-producer.  When you commission a project you become part of the design process.  As an industrial designer, I am very familiar with manufacturing, and have incorporated special features and hand work into our banjos that I know is not easily done in a factory or by mass production.
 
LeVan banjos are built from the ground up. It’s what’s called “vertical integration”;  
We don’t merely assemble them from parts purchased from other suppliers - We make most of the parts by hand in the shop and the designs are unique to us.
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