Banjo Building Workshop

April 17-21, 2011
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2011

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What You Get
  • Participation is limited to 10 participants for a better instructor participant ratio!
  • A personally hand crafted, custom, and “one of a kind” Banjo!
  • Meals and lodging the entire workshop time!

The Banjo
  • Solid mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, peg head, over lay, and heel cap.
  • Sealed tuning machines (including 5th string tuner).
  • Mother of Pearl position markers for fingerboard.
  • 2 way adjustable truss rod.
  • 11” 3-ply maple Pot w/ rolled brass tone ring, 2 coordinator rods, 24 hook tension hoop, No- Knot tail piece, and 11” Fiberskyn head.

Click Here for Photos of Completd Custom Banjo Kits

Special Information
  • This workshop is a beginner workshop designed for adult participants.
  • Rustic but comfortable bunk style lodging is provided.
  • A health form (no physical required), packing list, and other information will be mailed to you upon receipt of your registration form and payment.
Cost: Only $850.00!!!
Seperate checks please
$200 to Holiday Lake 4H Educational Center
$650 to Don Kawalek

Refund Policy: Full: by April 1, 2011 ; 50% : after April 1, 2011; Nonrefundable after April 8, 2011.

This covers all programming fees, instructor, banjo kit, meals, and lodging. WHAT A DEAL!!!

About the instructor:

Master Craftsman, luthier, and teacher Don Kawalek will provide instruction, kits, and a special techniques workshop on inlaying and finishing. Don is a seasoned instrument maker and master builder with over 32 years of experience. His workshops provide a truly unique experience! Don also instructs Mandolin Building workshops at Holiday Lake 4-H Center and the John C. Campbell Folk School. Visit his website at:

For more information, contact Nate Mahanes at 434-248-5444 or
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