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Ontario made, Ontario made products, made in Ontario, products made in Ontario, manufactured in Ontario, Ontario manufactured, products manufactured in OntarioPattison Stringed Instruments

Wellington Country, ON

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I really fell in love with the sound of the mandolin when I heard the David Grisman Quintet. I built my first Mandolin at Pattison Stringed Instruments in 1980, out of personal curiosity and subsequently by request. I have built ‘A’ style and ‘F’ style as well as flat top with carved back mandos but am drawn to the clean shape of an ‘A’ style and the sweet sound they produce.

My studio of stringed instruments has 30 plus years of history in the creating and building…not only the status quo….but, pieces that are unique and one of a kind. It is my attention to the fine details that complete the artistic craftsmanship and upon completion allow these pieces to be timeless and in some cases, have become family heirlooms.

All of my instruments are individually hand crafted by me from designing, selecting all the materials, hand shaping the parts, inlaying and applying the finishes.

Products:

  • Banjos
  • Guitars
  • Mandolins


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Horsefly, BC

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Established in 2002, we feel grateful every day to be creating playable works of art, drawing inspiration from places old and new. The artistry isn’t merely in the execution, it’s also in the ideas themselves – our customers’ and our own – and in that we strive to be ever changing and evolving. Each of our banjos is handmade and unique, with just enough innovation to provide a tasteful alternative to the rest. Custom orders are the norm for us.

As a builder, long-time player, and enthusiast of all things banjo, Jason is always thinking of the banjo’s design and sound. After studying as a cabinetmaker and fine woodworker, he began working with the Wildwood Banjo Co.in Arcata, CA., as well as P.W. Crump Instruments and Clinesmith Guitars. Working in these shops and building a variety of instruments rounded out his experience as a luthier and developed a strong sense of instrument craftsmanship and skilled efficiency. Pharis, a graphic designer and musician by trade, joined the banjo workshop in 2007 after they married. She has since taken over the majority of the inlay and graphic design part of the business.

We’d like to say thank you to the ever evolving craftsmen and artists who inspire us.

Products:

  • Banjos
  • Custom Banjos
  • Gourd Banjos
  • Banjo Ukuleles
  • Banjolins


Ontario made, Ontario made products, made in Ontario, products made in Ontario, manufactured in Ontario, Ontario manufactured, products manufactured in OntarioMidnight Special Instruments

Georgian Bluffs, ON

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I’ve had a fascination with wood working from a very early age. Soapbox racers, ice boats, kayaks, furniture, house framing and canoes are all on the “been done” list. I am a licensed truck mechanic, recently retired from teaching that trade as a Technical Studies teacher in a young offenders full security facility. My banjo building started 14 years ago when my wife brought home a beautiful Jake Nuefeld banjo that belonged to one of her band mates. The banjo was a perfect mix of mechanical systems and wood brought together in to make a wonderful sound. A kit banjo was quickly ordered and assembled on the kitchen table over Christmas break and it, surprisingly, sounded really good. I was hooked!

I use local and re-woods as much as possible and avoid the use of endangered exotics. Each piece of wood and metal is carefully chosen, and shaped by hand or with fixtures and jigs I have designed to fit the need. In between full instrument builds, I’m busy in the shop repairing, refurbishing and setting up banjos made in Canada, dulcimers and guitars that need some TLC.

Products:

  • Banjos
  • Banjoleles
  • Dulcimers
  • Banjo-Lutes


Ontario made, Ontario made products, made in Ontario, products made in Ontario, manufactured in Ontario, Ontario manufactured, products manufactured in OntarioRickard Banjos

Aurora, ON

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Over the last decade we have built a catalogue of unique instruments for our customers focusing on tone, playability, fit and finish. We have blended the elements of these custom builds into our selection of standard models.

After a period of time away from building instruments, Bill was inspired to start building Canadian made banjos again after a serious motorcycle accident. The outpouring of support from our local music community was the spark for Rickard Banjos. We are driven by a passion for traditional music and the arts. We love what we do and we are constantly inspired by the positive feedback and the banjo history that precedes us.  Part of the banjos made in Canada directory.

Products:

  • Banjos
  • Rickard 10:1 Tuners


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