NEW! Shackleton Aurora Banjo

Contact us for details about customization. 01603 417903

Now Available! A new sub - £1000 banjo handmade right here in Britain. Inspired by the great Fairbanks and Cole banjos from the turn of the last century.

A bright and warm sounding banjo with a woody tone, defining the 'British Banjo' sound.

Photos currently workshop photos, will be updated soon! 

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(Fraser checks out the first Aurora off the bench!)


  • Neck: 1 piece Quarter Sawn Appalachian Maple, with twin adjustable truss rod
  • Optional frailing scoop
  • Optional Rosewood or Appalachian Maple fingerboard
  • Cole style Boat heel
  • 25" Scale length for a warm 'Old timey' tone
  • Solid headstock with planetary tuners
  • Appalachian Maple fingerboard
  • Black fret dots and side dots
  • Pot: Solid European Ash block build
  • Solid Maple dowel stick coordinator
  • Micarta hand-cut top nut
  • 18 bracket hooks
  • Bearing edge or brass hoop tone ring
  • D'Addario J61 strings
  • Finish: Hand rubbed OSMO Hard Wax Oil 
  • USA Remo Renaissance skin
  • No-Knot tailpiece
  • 3-year transferable return-to-base warranty
  • 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.

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