Rob Bishline has been obsessed by the banjo since age 13 when he bought his first one at Service Merchandise and began taking it apart and putting it back together. Soon he was riding his bike with his banjo on his back to and from his lessons.
Over the next 30 years he became a skilled player, teacher, repair specialist and luthier.
Rob builds every banjo with playability in mind. That is evident in the attention to detail he gives each of his hand-carved necks. Whether you prefer a fast, thin neck or one with a thicker profile, Rob will custom build your neck to fit your hands perfectly. Proper fret placement, leveling, and polishing are crucial to how the banjo performs and Rob is a perfectionist in that area. The ease of play on a Bishline banjo neck is like no other.
Tone is another area where Rob does not compromise. Bishline tone rings and rims are of the highest quality and Rob sets up each banjo to deliver the purest possible tone.
When you buy a Bishline you can choose from several custom options including: Laminated necks for strength and stability, tunneled fifth string necks, short scale necks, and radius fingerboards for ease of play, and decorative options such as engraving, plating, powder-coating, traditional or original inlay.
When it comes to banjos, one size does not fit all. If you want a banjo that is truly built to perform the way you want it to, let master craftsman Rob Bishline build your next banjo!