Spring 2020 Newsletter

Shop Updates

Between the end of 2019 and the start of 2020, we finished up 3 new Little Birdies and began to work on a couple custom banjos. In summarizing the year 2019, we tripled the number of banjos we produced and we built the needed jigs and components to make steam bent rims and make them efficiently. Everything to produce large batches of rims has been completed with the exception of acquiring a few more clamps.

I find it pretty amazing how when I am working it feels like I’ve made no progress, but when I look back at what I could not do last year, its astonishing to see what we’ve accomplished in just one year’s time.

Jeremy Myers
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Resonator Banjo #1 Serial 19002

You are reading that right, a first has been made at Snowbird Banjo Company. While it may not seem like much of a milestone for many, I started this company as an open back banjo company, mainly because that was the type of banjo I built for myself. I really had no experience with Resonator banjos other than repairing existing ones. But as time went along, it became clear that in my area of the Ozarks, “Bluegrass is King” and is a very typical type slogan you would find. Grant it, that doesn’t mean there are not any “clawhammer” players who play resonator banjo here, it’s just not a typical sight.

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August 2019 Newsletter

What a wild ride we’ve been on since the last newsletter. So many wonderful and exciting changes have happened since then. This issue of the newsletter originally began as a July newsletter, but after setting as a “draft” for a whole month while I ran around like a headless chicken, I am coming back to it for August!

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