Welcome to banjo making! The banjo described in these instruction is an open-back (no resonator), and is suitable for either old-time or bluegrass playing styles. These instructions were written for a banjo kit that we no longer have in stock. But you can still order the parts separately. Use this Old-time Banjo Parts List along with these instructions to build your own open-back banjo: DOWNLOAD PDF Download Banjo Building Instructions 392KB View instructions with Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher. Download Adobe Acrobat free from Adobe.