Phillips Banjos


Welcome to the home of Scott Phillips Banjos.  We offer excellent quality open-back Oldtime banjos hand made in West Virginia .  This site is currently under development so keep checking back over the next few weeks to see the models we offer and how to get one for your very own!


Our stringband, The Morgantown Rounders, has released our debut CD. Many thanks to everyone who contributed their time and energy to this project. And a special thanks to all of you who keep coming out and supporting us and dancing at out shows. You can check out some tracks from the CD here. You can purchase your very own copy of our self-titled CD online. It's $12 plus $3 shipping and handling. Click Buy Now to get one.

About the builder

For about 10 years, I have been playing Oldtime clawhammer banjo and am active in the Oldtime music scene around North Central West Virginia. I am a member of the Oldtime stringband The Morgantown Rounders, playing banjo and Cajun accordion. I also teach an occasional clawhamer banjo workshop.

After playing for several years and having the opportunity to play many different banjos I started to really pay attention to the things I liked about certain banjos. I've tried to incorporate all of those thing into the banjos that I design and build. All Phillips Banjos have simple, clean designs, are solidly constructed from the finest materials and all have a deep, warm, plunky oldtime sound.