Congratuations Elizabeth DeLouise!

Winner of the 2018 Pisgah Banjo Raffle

PBCO 8The Pisgah Banjo Raffle is back in 2018! Enter for a chance to win the Woodchuck Banjo. Tickets are available March 15th through October 21st, or until 500 tickets are sold.

The Woodchuck is made from sustainable local hardwoods and materials, and all metal parts are made in the USA! Western North Carolina native, Patrick Heavner and his team of makers hand build open back banjos at his shop in Fairview, North Carolina.

Instrument builders with a mission
In keeping with their mission of being a sustainable company, Pisgah Banjo Co. has made it a priority to generate 100% of their energy from the sun. PBCO employs a 7.2 KW photovoltaic solar array on the roof of the banjo shop. This will supply all of the energy needed for banjo production and then some. Additionally, they source all of their tone woods from local and regional saw mills and suppliers. PBCO’s hope is to make this practice mainstream and reduce the dependence on exotic hardwoods all around.

Tickets are $10 each. Only 500 tickets will be sold.

100% of proceeds will support LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International programming.  

Click here to learn more about Pisgah Banjo Co.


Value: $1,145

Ticket Price: $10 (you may buy multiple tickets)

Raffle Drawing Date: Prior to the finale performance of 2018 October LEAF Festival. The winner does not have to be present.

100% of the dollars raised go to LEAF’s art education programs through LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International.

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All online sales include an online processing fee. To place an order over the phone, please call (828) 68-MUSIC (686-8742). No service fees are included to phone orders.

Attendance at LEAF Festival is NOT required to win this item.


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  • 25.34″ Scale
  • One piece solid black ash neck
  • 12″ black ash rim with rolled brass tone ring
  • Two way adjustable truss rod
  • Renaissance head
  • Paddle head stock with PBCO logo
  • Pisgah Banjo lifetime warranty
  • Access Stage one Gig Bag
  • Made with Pride in Asheville, NC

Meet the Owner

Patrick, originally from Morganton, North Carolina, has been building banjos for 7 years. Having a great interest and deep respect for Appalachian culture he has studied and worked with luthiers and craftspeople from Boone to Brasstown. With an engineering eye and high standard for structural and aesthetic quality, Patrick draws from the traditionalism & innovative spirit of the mountain folk to create beautiful looking and rich sounding instruments that make his mentors (and customers) proud.

Patrick Heavner

Owner & Luthier, Pisgah Banjo Co.

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Mail donations to:

Attn: Development Director
377 Lake Eden Rd.
Black Mountain, NC 28711

828-68MUSIC  (686-8742)