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See Menzies Banjos On The North American Banjo Builders Video Series

Jeff Menzies from Craig Evans on Vimeo.

“Recognized for their artistry, craftsmanship and performance, Jeff Menzies Banjos were one of 26 select Builders included in the North American Banjo Builder Series. ┬áThe Series – filmed entirely on location by Craig Evans – will become a permanent part of the Smithsonian Folkways “Instrument Builder” Collection later this year.”

Introducing The New & Revised Website!

Please enjoy exploring the new and improved website.  I will be uploading every instrument I have ever made over time. Please visit often to read notices regarding workshops that I am teaching and instruments that I am working on. 

Offering a Gourd Banjo Making Workshop In New York

Gourd Banjo Making Workshop with Jeff Menzies


Sylvester Manor- an educational farm on Shelter Island, NY.

Course runs June 7th -12th.  Please contact myself or the co ordinator 


The Place:  Sylvester Manor is a 243-acre educational farm on Shelter Island, New York, 2.5 hours east of Manhattan.  A former slave plantation, the property has also been a Native American hunting and fishing grounds, a bustling 18th century farm, and the estate of a famous food chemist.  Today the farm, reborn in 2009, hosts educational workshops, concerts, and events, all of which explore the culture of food and place.

Date: June 7-12 2010  (Students may arrive on Sunday evening, June 6)  


Accomodations:  Rooms in the Manor or camp sites available.  Rates TBA.  Motels/Inns are also available on Shelter Island.