Enriching lives through art and craft

The Art of Banjo Building

October 22, 2023 - November 3, 2023

Lindsey Mulheron Liden  ·  mulheroncraft.com

Workshop at a glance

Demystify the banjo by exploring every aspect of its design and construction.


  • Milling
  • Joinery
  • Setup


  • Wood
  • Brass
  • Mylar


  • Working with banjo setup, repair, restoration, and construction
  • Gaining confidence

Artist Bio

Lindsey Mulheron Liden operates Mulheron Craft in North Carolina where he specializes in custom made, open back banjos and fine woodworking. He grew up in the arts and crafts community of Brasstown, North Carolina and studied art at Warren Wilson College, earned a music degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a diploma in fine woodworking from Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina. Liden teaches, plays a range of instruments and performs. In 2017, he became resident artist in woodworking at the John C. Campbell Folk School where he develops the course selection and builds the program.

  • Lindsey Liden
  • Lindsey Liden
  • Lindsey Liden
  • Lindsey Liden
  • Lindsey Liden

Workshop Description

The course will cover neck assembly, shaping, fingerboard glue up, peg-head profiling, inserting and dressing frets, truss rod adjustment, dowel-stick assembly, as well as banjo pot construction and nut filing. Classroom discussions will include setup, proper bridge placement, intonation, finishing, head tension and how to get different tones to find the sound you love. Participants will leave with a beautiful instrument to enjoy for years to come. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $1,330  ·  materials list

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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Available : 6
Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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