Banjo & Mandolin Building Workshop

March 25-30, 2018

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Your Choice
  • Solid mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, peg head, overlay and heel cap.
  • Sealed tuning machines (including 5th string tuner).
  • Mother of Pearl position markers for fingerboard.
  • 2 way adjustable truss rod.
  • 11" 3-ply maple pot rolled brass tone ring, 2 coordinator rods, 24 hook tension hoop, No-knot tail piece, and 11" Fiberskyn head.

  • Octave or Standard.
  • Book matched redwood top, black walnut sides and back.
  • Slotted ebony fingerboard 13 7/8" and veneer peg head overlay.
  • Spalted maple rosette, curly maple binding and b/w/b wood purfling.
    For more information and pictures of insturments visit

    Special Information
  • This is a beginner workshop designed for adult participants.
  • Participation is limited to 10 participants for a better instructor ratio.
  • Meals and lodging for the entire workshop is provided.
  • Rustic but comfortable bunk style lodging is provided.
  • A health form (no physical required) and information packet will be mailed upon receipt of your registration form and payment.
  • Registration deadline is March 9, 2018

    seperate checks please
  • $275 to Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center for meals and lodging
  • $750 to Don Kawalek for instrument kits and expert instruction

    Refund Policy
    Full: by March 9, 2018
    Nonrefundable after March 9, 2018

    About the Instructor
    Master Craftsman, luthier, and teacher Don Kawalek will provide instruction, kits, and a special techniques workshop on inlaying and finishing. Don is a seasoned instrument maker and master builder with over 40 years of experience. His workshops provide a truly unique experience! Visit his website at:
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