Mountain Banjo Kit

mbanjkit
$349.00
Mountain Banjo Kit
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We love this mountain banjo. It has such a pleasing size and just the right proportions. The complete lack of metal hardware around the body keeps this instrument clean looking and light weight.

Our pre-cut parts fit together very nicely, but you will shape the back of the neck, install marking dots and frets in the fretboard, cut the peghead shape however you like, and glue the fretboard and nut onto the neck.

Fretted or fretless. Steel strings or nylgut. Make the banjo YOU want. Just pick your options above.

What's Included:
  • All pre-cut wood parts
  • All musical hardware and strings.
  • Product Manual

Billy builds a banjo
We also sell this banjo finished and ready to play. Click here to learn more.

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Key Specs

Jolie Harp kit specs
Strings 5 strings
Tuning gDGBD and more...
Scale Length 25.5"
Overall Length 36.5"
Weight 5 pounds
Body Solid Cherry
Neck 3-ply Hardwood Laminate
Fingerboard Tropical Hardwood
Truss Rod Double Action
Peghead Walnut overlay

The Musicmakers Kit Warranty

Need replacement parts?

Just notify us of the problem. We are generous with spare parts, but we may ask you to return the defective part if we think we can salvage it. We may ask you to pay for replacement parts if you damaged them during construction. After one year from date of purchase, we may not be able to supply replacement parts if we have discontinued the kit.

Need help with construction?

We are happy to finish assembling a kit for you. The basic fee is the difference between the kit price and the finished price shown in our current catalog (regardless of the price you paid for the kit). If you have done some of the assembly, we may be able to discount the construction fee, unless we need to re-do some of your work. If you want us to do only part of the construction, please call us about the price.

Desire a refund?

We give refunds, or exchanges, for re-usable kits returned within one year of purchase, regardless of reason for return or stage of construction. You must present proof of purchase from MUSICMAKERS. Such refunds will be for merchandise only, not shipping, handling, or insurance fees. We will refund the price of only those parts that are returned in re-saleable condition.

If we made an error on the original shipment, we will pay for return shipping. Please call us for the proper procedure.

Using a Reverie Harp as a Music Therapy Tool.

My first kit
Bryan
08/10/2018
Verified Buyer
I was surprised at the overall fit and quality of the completed project. I have made a few cigar box guitars in the past, but this was my first kit instrument. The instructions were clear and very easy to follow. It probably took me about 8 to 12 hours in total including wood finish and final adjustments. The neck and fret board needed a good deal of finishing, but final assembly came together really nicely. I was especially pleased by the amount of adjustments available. The neck angle, truss rod, and drum tension can all be tweaked after the final build and really help to dial in the perfect sting high, intonation and action. The kit I received had different hardware than pictured and was missing a few washers. When I contacted Music Makers, they responded immediately and sent out replacement parts straight away. I also replaced the nylon strings and wooden nut with light gauge bronze and a zero fret, which I think improves the playability. The smaller drum head does not resonate as much as my Gold Tone banjo, but the sound is quite nice and the lower volume makes it great for practicing at home without disturbing my wife or neighbors. Overall, I would definitely recommend this kit, and plan on making some of the other instruments available considering how well this one turned out.
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