Turtle Hill Banjo Company

Turtle Hill
Banjo Company
David E. Schenkman
P.O. Box 2866
La Plata, MD 20646




Ratliff R-5. This one just arrived, and you can see a video of Audey Ratliff playing it. Pics

Ratliff R-5. Audey Ratliff has been building mandolins since 1982 at his shop in Church Hill, Tennessee. We've been a dealer for nearly twenty years, but this is the first one we've been able to get for quite a while. If you want a quality hand built instrument at a resaonable price, Audey's mandolins are a bargain on today's market (he's a really nice person, also). Pics

Sumi F-5 Deluxe with Fern inlay. We only get a couple of new Sumi mandolins a year. If you've ever played one you already know what fantastic instruments they are. This one is no exception! Pics

Sumi Mandola. Pictures don’t do this instrument justice! Sumi doesn’t build a mandola often, and this is the first one we’ve ever had in the shop. Not surprisingly, it sounds as good as it looks. Pics