The Widman Custom Electric Banjo is exactly what I have been looking for in order to expand my sound. Cosmetically, this banjo is a work of art. The tuners operate smoothly, the action is perfect, intonation is great up and down the neck, and the banjo has a deep, luxurious tone.
I couldn't be more happy with this, John's customer service and attention to detail are exemplary. I look forward to playing this for years to come!
Bronze Radio Return
Craig Struble is a multi-instrumentalist with the band Bronze Radio Return. He plays the harmonica, acoustic banjo, and now a Widman electric banjo. I'm very proud to have him as an endorsee. He is super talented, the band is touring nationally, and they have a new CD called "LIght Me Up". Click below to check out Craig's work and see the band's touring schedule.
Lee DeVico is in the band Mojomatic. Check out their web site at for shows and information. Lee is an amazing player, a blues veteran, and a true tone master. During his career, he has opened for or shared the same bill with Johnny Winter, Jimmy Thackery, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tommy Castro, and Susan Tedesci.
Lee's guitar features include a chambered mahogany body, BWB purfling and Ivroid trim, a beautiful flame Koa top with a light tobacco burst, WCR Coils pickups, a 24.5" scale, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, and all nickel plated hardware.
Just a quick note to thank you for all the time, effort and attention to detail that you put into my guitar. You built a beautiful instrument.
Since I got it I have been playing it at a lot of gigs and it is really a monster guitar. It plays like "buttah", has tons of useable tones and people always comment on the beautiful woods you selected.
When we started discussing what features I wanted in the guitar, I told you I had always favored vintage instruments and I expressed my desire to create a 'vintage' sounding instrument with some modern features incorporated into it. You nailed it. The combination of Mahogany, Brazilian Rosewood and Koa gives this guitar a warm vintage tone while the compound radius on the neck and the coil tap on the pickups give it the modern features I wanted. I no longer have to switch between a single coil guitar and a humbucker guitar at gigs. This guitar does it all and does it well.
I have been gigging regularly for the past 35 years and I can honestly say you chose the right name for this model when you called it the 'Gigmaster'. It is now my go to guitar for gigs.
Thanks for a truly outstanding instrument.
The T-Master is one of the finest electric guitars I've played.
The craftmanship and attention to detail is superb. Plays like a dream! Working on the design with John was an absolute pleasure, and the end results is something we're both proud of. I would recommend Widman guitars to anyone looking for an affordable, boutique guitar that is absolutely one of a kind!
The Jon Stickley Trio
The Jon Stickley Trio is based out of Asheville, NC. His first CD "Lions" came out in 2008. He can play any style from jazz to country with beautiful finesse and range. Don't miss one of his shows! To learn more about Jon, click the button to the right.
John's guitar is made with a light weight one piece swamp ash body. It has a beautiful Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard on a quarter sawn rock maple neck. The neck was carved to Jon's specifications - a slight "V" shape with a thickness of .83 at the first fret. The pickups are by Lindy Fralin, a hum cancelling P-90 in the neck and a Blues Special in the bridge. The bridge and controls are made by Bill Callaham.
Tim Carbone is a multi-instrumentalist who is most often seen playing a violin with Railroad Earth. However, when Tim does pick up a guitar, he picks up one of our Gigmasters. We are thrilled to have Tim be one of our endorsers, if you haven't seen a live Railroad Earth show, you don't know what your missing.
Tim is a phenomenal musician, please click below to read more about Railroad Earth and to see their schedule.
Tim's guitar is made with a light weight one piece swamp ash body, Lindy Fralin P-92 pickups, a quarter swan maple neck and a Indian rosewood fingerboard.
The T-Master is one of the finest electric guitars I've played. The craftmanship and attention to detail is superb. Plays like a dream! Working on the design with John was an absolute pleasure, and the end results is something we're both proud of. I would recommend Widman guitars to anyone looking for an affordable, boutique guitar that is absolutely one of a kind!