David G. Hyatt
banjo enthusiast & maker of gourd banjos

Welcome! This site is dedicated to the history, art, and construction of gourd banjos.

What's New
  4-9-07 New Tunes!

The (almost) definitive history of gourd banjos
Where did they come from? Who made them? There are some mysteries involved, but we think we know.

Spotlights on today's builders (and those of the recent past), and instructions on building your own.

Gourd banjo music is distinctive and beautiful. Download some MP3s and easy-to-follow tablature.

About this site
Why did we build this site? Want to contact us? Go here.

We graciously welcome your thoughts and suggestions on ideas about the site. Contact us at info@dhyatt.com (put "gourd" in subject) or by phone at 479.575.9099.

P.O. Box 3103
Fayetteville, AR 72702