Rickard Banjos are built in Aurora, Ontario. Bill Rickard is a long-time banjo enthusiast with an engineer’s understanding of metalwork. Consequently, his finely crafted banjos are built with high grade hardware that is entirely manufactured in-house (tuning machines being the small exception). The wood components are built with the same diligent attention. These instruments are part of a renaissance in open back banjos. They’re solidly made, built with an eye toward seeing (and hearing) them played throughout the next 100 years.