A New Stringed Musical Instrument

The BanaStar® concept was finalized in the winter of 2010-2011. The concept is a result of forty years of experimentation with various stringed musical instruments. The finalized concept is a physical and theoretical fusion of aspects from the banjo, bass, and guitar. The name BanaStar® is an acronym derived from the three instruments within the conceptual fusion. The first BanaStar® prototypes were constructed in 2011-2012. Three prototypes were created: two electric prototypes, and one acoustic. Two of the original prototypes still exist: the acoustic, and the first electric.

A group of 10 solid-body electric models bearing the ™ designation was begun in late 2013. Five of the ten have been completed and belong to their respective owners. The five remaining ™ designated instruments are still in process and all are available for purchase upon completion. In 2015 it was announced that a group of 10 acoustics bearing the ™ designation are scheduled for production and should be completed by the end of 2017-2018. A total of 20 instruments bearing the ™ designation will be produced (10 solid-body electrics and 10 acoustics). All others will bear the ® .

Production Details
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  • A Musical Instrument Mashup
  • Fusing Physical And Theoretical Elements
  • Rooted In Three-Finger Picking Styles
  • Standard Tuning Is An Open Chord Configuration
  • Created For Rock, Blues, Country, Or ANY Genre
  • Viable As An Electric Or Acoustic Instrument
  • **New Music Coming Soon**

Fusing The Ancients

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    Suite 133-107
    High Point, NC 27262828-242-1655

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