The Bill Evans Signature Series 5 String Kel Kroydon® Banjo was developed for Bill's personal use. Bill's banjo combines the set-up knowledge of Charlie Cushman, the impeccable craftsmanship of Robin Smith along with the 20 Hole Dannick Tone Ring developed by Tom Mirisola. American Made Banjo Company is delighted to offer copies of Bill's banjo for sale.
"I love the classic tone of a maple and gold banjo. My new Bill Evans signature Kel Kroydon banjo comes as close as anything I've heard to capturing THE sound. It's also extremely playable - it works for both hard driving traditional bluegrass and contemporary styles. This is something that's extremely rare in any instrument, new or old. It's what I've been waiting for all my life!"
The sound files to the right were recorded by Bill Evans playing his Bill Evans Signature Series Kel Kroydon banjo.
Take a look at this YouTube video of Bill Evans playing his new banjo.
Click any thumbnail below to begin a slide show
of beautiful detail photos of Bill Evan's banjo.
The Bill Evans Signature Banjo features:
Presentation Tiger Maple Neck
Pre-war Style Maple Resonator
2 Way Truss Rod
Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard
Ebony Peghead Veneer
Standard Fret Wire
Hearts & Flowers Inlay Design
Dannick 20 Hole Tone Ring
Geared 5th String Peg
.656 Timeless Bridge
AMB 3 Ply Maple Rim
Old Gold Plated Hardware
Kel Kroydon Engraved Tailpiece
AMB Remo Head
AMB Cryogenic Strings
Stained Lacquer Finish
Set-Up by Charlie Cushman
The Bill Evans Signature Strings are available from our store, in the Strings / Signature category. To learn more about Bill Evans, please visit this page.
The Style 10 and 11 Designs are Registered Trademarks
of the American Made Banjo Company