Sorry for the extreme lack of information on our new banjos. We first started the Festival series back in the late 1990's but we discontinued them a few years into production because they were taking up too much shop time. At the time we were very busy producing parts for other manufacturers. The early Festival banjo were very simple banjos but very high quality at the same time.
We have reintroduced the Festival series and we feel that these new banjos are the best bang for the buck in the banjo market today. The new Festival banjos range in price from the low $2000 range up to $2995 and can be had with anything from a 1/4" tone ring or all the way up to our V35 ring. The maple version is roasted maple and can be either left natural or stained and a Mahogany and Walnut version are also available. These banjos feature traditional white binding, full inlays, gloss lacquer finish, a speed neck and all Festival models use nothing but the best mteal parts available, either Sullivan or Prucha. We are currently working on a new website but it will be a bit before it is finished.
Sorry for the choppy answer, currently at a trade show and using my phone to type. If you have any questions just give me a call