Tranjo on the Move!

Here's Phill Smithson playing his walnut Tranjo on a backpacking trip to the Lake District (somewhere in England)

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Here's Phill's original report of taking the prototype Tranjo to Greenland in 2003

Lynne on the beach in Hawaii...


Mike in Hollywood...

Dan in Sedona

Tranjo owners -- please send me your pictures! I know you're taking those Tranjos with you all over the world -- I'd like to see it!

Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy, Gatlinburg TN April 2004

The first production Tranjos on display

Clawhammer teacher Dan Levenson...

...and his wife Jenny

Bill Keith

Doug Dillard

Larry McNeely

Jack Hatfield

3-time National Banjo Champ Gary "Biscuit" Davis

Banjo builder Tom Nechville

Future banjo legend Nolan Renison

Bridge maker Rick Sampson

Watching someone try to tune a Tranjo for the first time is always amusing...

Doug Dillard and me

Jack Hatfield and me

IBMA Fan Fest, Louisville KY, October 2004

(l-r)Sam Farris (Tranjo), Tony Pass (Lost Timbre banjo rim), Bobbi Geyer (BNL web designer), Mike Smith (Kateyez bridges), Scott Zimmerman (Desert Rose banjos and Z-Bridges), David Schenkman (Turtle Hill Banjos)

David Schenkman trying his new walnut Tranjo

Tony Pass gives one a try

John Drummond, formerly of

Wayne Rogers, president of Gold Tone.

John Ramsey, owner of the Folklore Center in Colorado Springs

The late Dobro legend Mike Auldridge. That's not a Tranjo, but I'm a big fan of Mike.