What can you say about a teacher of 30 years that loves his students? But he doesn't just limit his affections to one group... or thing.

It doesn't take one long to pickup just how much love Bob Thornburg has to share. He loves his students, his family, his community, his culture, all cultures past AND the banjo. That's a lotta love! And when you see how it manifests in the banjos he builds, you'll want one... you'll love them (I know I do).

Bob Thornburg, like all the banjo builders, is a national treasure. Enjoy him and his warm, unique perspective on our favorite instrument.


Recognized for their artistry, craftsmanship and performance, Bob Thornburg 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

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