Here's another renowned builder with over 6,000 banjos to his name! Mark Platin is a legend. But beyond his fine banjos, Mark's contributions include an ongoing willingness to continually groom and mentor promising young banjo builders. Jason Romero is but one of that fold.
Given his gifts and interests, Mark had many promising career opportunities. Fortunately for the banjo world, he decided to start Wildwood. And now, like his banjos, Mark is also a legend.
Recognized for their artistry, craftsmanship and performance, Mark Platin is one of 38 select Builders included in the North American Banjo Builder Series. Filmed entirely on location by Craig Evans, there are four volumes in the DVD Series: Banjo Builders East of the Mississippi (Volume 1), Banjo Builders West of the Mississippi (Volume 2), Conversations with Banjo Historians (Volume 3) and More Conversations with North American Banjo Builders (Volume 4). Smithsonian Folkways has created the "Instrument Builder Collection" to permanently house the Series for posterity.
For more information or to order the Banjo Builder Series, go to: northamericanbanjobuilders.com