Turtle Hill Banjo Company

Turtle Hill
Banjo Company
David E. Schenkman
P.O. Box 2866
La Plata, MD 20646
email: info@turtlehillbanjo.com


As some of you know, late last year I closed my shop when I moved to La Plata. Since then I have been doing business primarily through my web site. This is to let you know that I will be moving to a new location soon, so local pickers will be able to “play and compare” as they could at the old shop. The new location is inside a really nice music store in La Plata; Island Music Company. They are expanding and I just signed a lease for space inside the shop. As before, my hours will be by appointment only (my area will have glass door and will be locked when I’m not there). Since I live only three or four blocks away, I can be there whenever needed. I will be open around the tenth of August.

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Site updated July 10, 2014


Turtle Hill Banjo Company is a very unusual business. Although we maintain a good inventory of new and used banjos, we do very little with any other type of instrument.

New Banjos
We are authorized dealers for Stelling, Desert Rose, Deering, Nechville, Bart Reiter, and Ome banjos. With many models in stock, you won’t have to wait months for your instrument to be built. Along with very competitive prices we offer friendly, knowledgeable, and personal service before and after the sale -- just ask anyone who has ever purchased a banjo from us!

Used Banjos
Our inventory of used banjos constantly changes, and ranges from prewar Gibsons to nearly new instruments.

We Buy Banjos
If you have a banjo for sale, please give us a call. We are always interested in buying, and pay well for anything we can use. Click HERE to learn more about how to identify your Gibson banjo.

We stock banjo accessories such as strings, capos, bridges, tuners, picks, straps, cases and a large selection of instructional books and videos, all at discounted prices.

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