Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

Banjo Lovers Online

View The Specialist's Homepage

The Specialist

You must sign into your myHangout account in order to contact The Specialist.

Newest Photos

see all >

Experience Level: Purty Good

[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: Owner/craftsman of Smith Banjos LTD

Gender: Male
Age: 63

My Instruments:
1925 Gibson ball bearing serial # 8012-19
1930 Gibson KK not numbered
Black Metallic Gold plated Legend banjo (My pre-wars I collect as investments.)

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Blue Hwy., AKUS, PineMountain Railroad, The Boohers, The Fablous Baggassee Boys, JD Crowe & the New South.

My most admired banjo players:
Earl of course,
JD Crowe
Jimmy Milsaps
Elmer Burchett
Tom Adams
Craig Smith
Ron Block
Glen Laney
Elmer Burchett Jr.

Classified Rating: not rated
Rate this Member

Profile Info:
Visible to: Public
Created 6/11/2003
Last Visit 7/11/2013

I developed a unique procedure to electronically voice every aspect of a banjos total sum of parts electronically. My system takes into account the density & absorbtion/reflection rate of the wood in the rim, neck, bridge, ring composite, tailpiece angle & string guage at any window of head tension. I've had banjos shipped to me to be electronically voiced on from every state in the Unites States, Great Britian, Canada, Australia & Japan. I take great pride in my work as it's my passion & my customer service is second to none in the business. As part of my customer services, I also will "tweak" a banjo that I've setup for a period of three years at No Charge for a period of three years, provided that the customer does not alter the setup work. No one else in the business does anything like this to my knowledge. If a customer can't come by the shop, all my setups require to keep them peaked on the window is one eight of a turn per year, (the width of a flat side of a nut) turn on every hook nut once per year. I'm extremely proud to say that I have a string endorsement from GHS Strings, to my knowledge, I'm the only "setup person" that is not a professional player to achieve this notoriety from IMHO the finest string company in the industry. I build my Legend banjos as time permitts inbetween setup work. I can build them in array of spectrums in tone/timbre to satisfy the most discriminating banjo players if a good description is given to me. I draw on my years of experience through voicing banjos electronically & critical attention of detal in knowing what type tone ring composites work with what body of wood/rims to achieve that "certain" sound that is sought after by my customers/clients. I've been blessed to do work that I have an undying passion for, a loving, understanding wife of 25 years & an 11 year old son that taught me what live/love is all about. May God Bless you/yours as much as he has me. Kyle K. Smith

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Privacy Consent
Copyright 2024 Banjo Hangout. All Rights Reserved.

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories