Shackleton Islander Banjo

Contact us for details about customization.

Now available with Raw Brass Hardware

A rich and warm sounding banjo with a very full tone, defining the 'British Banjo' sound. Featuring a Tubaphone tone ring and Ebony fingerboard, a real players banjo. As used by Lee Collinson of The Salts. Fully customizable design. Left hander at no extra charge. 

Delivery usually 6-8 weeks from order.

(Lee playing his custom 'Salty Dog' Islander)


  • Neck: Flamed Maple, with twin adjustable truss rod
  • Binding: ebony, triple purfling inside, double purfling on edge
  • Optional S-shaped frailing scoop
  • Ebony heel cap
  • Ebony headstock veneer with hand cut white mother of pearl snowflake inlay
  • Choice of asymmetrical slotted or 'Old Time' solid headstock
  • Ebony fretboard, Ebony binding
  • Abalone fret dots
  • Pot: European Ash block build, Ebony bound inside and out
  • Solid Flamed Maple dowel stick coordinator
  • Unbleached bone hand-cut top nut
  • 24 brackets, nickel plated, on nickel tension hoop
  • Snuffy Smith handmade bridge
  • Tubaphone tone ring
  • D'Addario J61 strings
  • Waverley 4:1 planetary tuners with ebony buttons, or Waverley 18:1 guitar style 
  • Gotoh Japanese 5th string tuner with ebony button
  • Finish: Hand rubbed OSMO Hard Wax Oil 
  • USA Remo Renaissance skin
  • USA No-Knot brand tailpiece
  • Includes hard case
  • 6-year transferable return-to-base warranty
  • Signed ownership certificate
  • Fully customisable design see Custom and Bespoke for details


    • Left handed version available at no extra charge. 
    • Frailing scoop available at no extra charge. Please enquire.
    • Long neck or 19 fret four string tenor version available no extra charge. Please enquire.

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