A New Stringed Musical Instrument

The BanaStar® concept was finalized in the winter of 2010-2011. The finalized instrument is a fusion of elements of the 5-string banjo, bass, and guitar. The name banastar® is an acronym derived from the three instruments within the 'mashup'. 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. Seven of the ten have been completed and either belong to their respective owners or are for sale HERE.
The three 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 2018-2020. A total of 20 instruments bearing the ™ designation will be produced (10 solid-body electrics and 10 acoustics). All others will bear the ® trademark symbol.

BanaStar® YouTube Channel:
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Photo of BanaStar® Serial Number TM-E-0003


  • A Musical Instrument Mashup
  • Rooted In Three-Finger Picking Styles
  • Standard Tuning: 'Open Chord Configuration'
  • Ideal For Rock, Blues, Country, Or ANY Genre
  • An Electric Or Acoustic Stringed Instrument
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