Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

+44.7578 124042

Slim Jim Banjos

Beautifully handcrafted Custom Made Banjos

Slim Jim Banjos

Beautifully handcrafted Custom Made Banjos


 Slim Jim Banjos is a small UK based company, based in the heart of Hampshire started in 2014 and run by Jim Heasell. 

Beautifully handcrafted banjos made with the finest timbers, craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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 Slim Jim Banjos is a small UK based company, based in the heart of Hampshire started in 2014 and run by Jim Heasell. 

Beautifully handcrafted banjos made with the finest timbers, craftsmanship and attention to detail.

About Slim Jim Banjos

Rachel Eddy Feedback

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"Every time you post a new banjo I fall in love, and feel so happy you are making them.

Slim Jim is making the finest handmade banjos I've ever played/owned.  From the perfection and aesthetic of the craftsmanship to the intonation and singing tones they make, each banjo has a soul of its own.  Jim invests himself in each individual banjo, and they are truly individual and wonderful instruments to play"

About "Slim Jim" Heasell

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Jim Heasell has always been a craftsman, having it in his blood passed from his  great-grandfather, a cabinet maker and following into his father’s  footsteps into yacht and boat building. 


I started playing the banjo a some years ago now. Within a few months I was hooked and on the lookout for a better banjo. After looking but not able to find something  that was affordable and really good quality, I decided to put all my skills I had acquired over the years of being a craftsman into making my own banjo, after being inspired by such makers as Will Fielding, Jason Romero, Mac Traynham and Chuck Lee, to name but a few. 

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After a lot of research I made my first open back banjo .At the time I was having lessons from the late Dave Marshall. I took the banjo along to my lesson for Dave to play and give me his opinion , Dave took one look at it ,played it and said “ You need to do this for a living”. So from Dave’s comments and the support and encouragement of my family, I took the plunge.......Slim Jim Banjos was born!!


Each and every banjo I make, I put my heart and soul into, working hard on attention to detail. So from the timber I select, I make sure  only the finest quality is used and  that time is taken to match the woods that work well together for both the tone and look, that goes for all aspects, from the hardware to the heads. Ensuring that I work closely with customers to design and build them  the banjo of their dreams.

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After a lot of research I made my first open back banjo .At the time I was having lessons from the late Dave Marshall. I took the banjo along to my lesson for Dave to play and give me his opinion , Dave took one look at it ,played it and said “ You need to do this for a living”. So from Dave’s comments and the support and encouragement of my family, I took the plunge.......Slim Jim Banjos was born!!


Each and every banjo I make, I put my heart and soul into, working hard on attention to detail. So from the timber I select, I make sure  only the very best quality  is used and  that time is taken to match the woods that work well together for both the tone and look, that goes for all aspects, from the hardware to the heads. Ensuring that I work closely with customers to design and build them  the banjo of their dreams.

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Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

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Events

August 2018

Foaotmad Summer Camp

All day

10th - 20th August

Event Details

August 2018

Foaotmad Summer Camp

 We have found a suitable alternative to Sacrewell for the camps this year 

All day

10th - 20th August

September 2018

Didmarton Bluegrass Festival

All day

31st August - 2nd September

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September 2018

Didmarton Bluegrass Festival

For one of the UK's premier Bluegrass, Americana and Old-Time music festivals.

http://didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk/

All day

31st August - 2nd September

February 2019

Gainsborough Old Time Festival

All day

9th - 11th February

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February 2019

Gainsborough Old Time Festival

 The Gainsborough Old Time Festival is the premier U.K. and Europe event  that specialises in American old time music and tradition clogging. 

All day

9th - 11th February