Mike, like Bart Reiter, has also made in the neighborhood of 3,000 banjos (whoa!). The two are famous friends and beyond banjos like to ride motorcycles together.
Mike has long loved the banjo since he first heard it as part of an old-time music ensemble "playing Liberty... full out!"
Like so many of the builders, Mike is REAL hard NOT to like. :) And as the "Johnny Appleseed" of banjo builders, he's a great emissary for the instrument and music we love.
'figuring out the key' 8 min
'Whiskey Before Breakfast' 15 min
'2014 Yates RS-75 Torrefied' 53 min