Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Munich Banjo Camp instructor - and his new banjo

The American Made Banjo Co. of Stoneham, Mass., USA, announces that Charles Wood (USA) - who will be one of the instructors at the 3rd Annual Banjo Camp in Munich, Germany (8-11 October 2009) - is now one of their featured artists.

Charles Wood has won the titles of Georgia State Banjo Champion (1992), Merlefest Banjo Champion (1998), Winfield National Banjo Champion (1999, 2006), Renofest SC State Banjo Champion (2004), Rockygrass Banjo Champion (2005), and Ossipee Valley Maine Banjo Champion (2007).

His banjo (see photo), built by Robin Smith and set up by Charlie Cushman, is a custom-built Tiger Maple New Generation Style 11 Series 5 String Kel Kroydon® Banjo, with hand-picked presentation maple wood, a 20-hole Dannick tone ring, nickel-plated hardware, and a radiused fingerboard. The American Made Banjo Co. will be delighted to sell a similar banjo ($3,499). For more information & availability call or write Tom Mirisola or Charles Wood.