Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the "lousy" name a joke?
A: No, it isn't. While Mike Longworth had a very delightful and often peculiar sense of humor, the LouZee banjos are not a joke in any way. They are truly serious instruments. Their sound is amazing.
Q: Is the banjo name really pronounced "lousy?"
A: Yes. Mike and Paul wanted to build the best banjo possible, but call it a "lousy" banjo.
With all of the banjo player jokes circulating around these days, it was Mike and Paul's way of turning the tables on the non banjo players.
Q: Is the LouZee tone ring the same as the other Hopkins Flathead tone rings?
A: No, the LouZee tone ring is a special tone ring available only in LouZee banjos.
Q: Where can I get a LouZee banjo?
A: You can get a LouZee banjo from one of our dealers. Click on the "Dealers" tab above for a list of our dealers.