Forget the penalty and chick repellent that is a banjo for a moment... I've noticed something in the last 5 years that defies all other instruments of any kind - 90+% of all banjos are now offered by one maker. And there are zillions of offerings on every site, ever wholesaler, every used market. I've never seen this kind of imbalance before. It defies a couple free market beliefs. If there is such a demand for that many new banjos, then there should be competitors. If there are too many new banjos, production should slow down, and prices plunge. Neither has happened. This one maker appears to have increased production, and increased pricing. Without challenge from any other makers? And they are everywhere, like an invasive specie. Something's not right... But the main reason it bugs me, is I'm not interested in this makers banjos, and when searching on any and all markets and sites, I have to wade thru zillions of offerings of the same maker over and over again. like literally 9 of 10 listings are all the same from the same, and there are zillions of them. And its been this way for a while now, not like there was a couple years production that is being surplused. It appears to still be increasing? Its a nuisance. Anyway, just noticed it as an anomaly that defies explanation.