The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

Ian Pattison

Ian Pattison builds banjos and other instruments in a small shop  near Guelph, Ontario.

Here’s Ian Pattison on building instruments:

“My studio of stringed instruments has 40 plus years of history in creating and building –not only the status quo — but, pieces that are unique and one of a kind.

All of my instruments… banjos, mandolins, guitars and dulcimers are individually hand crafted by me from the designing, selection of all the materials, hand shaping the parts, inlaying and applying all finishes.

It is my attention to the fine details that complete the artistic craftsmanship and upon completion allow these pieces to be timeless and in some cases, have become family heirlooms.

No Ian Pattison items for sale at this time


Guitarists’ Pro Shop
2132 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M4C 1J9 CANADA
○ Sales: +416•423•2132
○ Service: +416•423•1554