New website and online store

•01/08/2012 • 3 Comments

Hi everyone.

Our brand new Rickard Banjos website and online store are now online and available for your viewing pleasure.

Visit today!


Follow this link for an up to date parts and price list.

•09/21/2010 • 3 Comments

To see an up to date parts lists and ordering instructions, please click on the lick above this line.

Single Ply Rim Rolling

•03/31/2010 • 11 Comments

I’ve been working on a new concept for building banjo rims with only one ply. Shown is a piece of 3″ wide x 7/8″ thick hard maple being rooled into a single ply rim with a 10″ inside diameter. This was done without any pre-steaming of the stock. It was rolled cold with no fracturing of the rim an the outside edge. Up until now this would be considered as impossible to do!

Joint Venture Build With Kevin Enoch

•02/24/2010 • 9 Comments

Here’s some photos of a fully spunover rim that I manufactured and sent to Kevin Enoch. From there Kevin did the beautiful neck work and final set up of the banjo to produce what you see here. Plans are to build up some more of these special Dobson banjos as a joint venture. We’ll be introducing a fully spunover 12″ rim Dobson in the very near future. We’ll keep you all posted

This rim was spun from a single disc of brass and then polished and nickel plated. There are no welded joints in this rim what so ever! Note Kevin’s details to the neck heel.

Notice the ebonized interior ply and the nickel plated Dobson tone ring

Here’s a photo of the overall banjo to show its simple and tasteful lines.