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

http://www.folkways.si.edu/conversations-with-north-american-banjo-builders-vol-4-more-north-american-banjo-builders-dvd/old-time/video/smithsonian


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

I make banjos for bluegrass, frailing / clawhammer, and fingerpicking styles. Many are “all-purpose” in that  they can be made with easily removable resonator / flange assemblies, making a quick, clean switch from a resonator to openback, giving them the versatility to play a wide variety of musical styles.


I will make almost any kind or size, within reason, including reproductions or conjectural versions of historic styles, made with modern materials. Once you commission me, it’s your banjo. 

I make my own parts, I am not tied to convention.

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