Tommy George and Christian Stanfield make the finest hand-crafted banjos and banjo ukuleles in the South - Watch our feature on Tennessee Crossroads!
Commitment. Excellence. Attention to detail. George banjos are built by hand from the finest woods available: curly maple, mahogany, walnut, ebony, wenge and rosewood, to name just a few. We combine over fifty years of building experience with a love for the craft to create individual instruments that stand apart from the crowd of standard models currently produced by factories and small prodution shops today. Each George banjo is unique, hand crafted from beginning to end in Somerville, Tennessee. Whether your pleasure is an open-backed frailer fit for festival jams, a bluegrass resonator that rings true for country miles or an elegant banjo ukulele, George Banjos can custom build an instrument to meet your needs.
Tommy George also specializes in building Golden Era five-string necks for tenor banjo conversions. Gibson, Orpheum, Paramount, Bacon & Day - see our Gallery for photos of necks Tommy has hand crafted to fit pre-war tenor banjo pots. The highest level of appointments are available, including heel carving, bindings, backstraps, inlay, etc.
George Banjos offers a full line of repair services for acoustic instruments, including banjos, guitars, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, dulcimers and just about anything else made of wood and steel. Services include re-fretting, neck resets, and repaired cracks and braces.
Watch our feature on Tennessee Crossroads!
It's a little dated now, but back in March 2012 a crew from Tennessee Crossroads came out to film a segment with Tommy and Christian at the banjo shop in Somerville. It aired in Memphis on August 16, 2012 at 7pm on WKNO Channel 10, but you can still see it now by clicking on the link below: