The work I am doing is my passion - to deliver better performance and sound to my banjo playing clients. It would be a pleasure to build a banjo for you. I have been building banjos since June of 2001 and have been playing banjos for over 45 years now. I enjoy building them as much as playing.
CALL US 262-763-3885
EMAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org
WE SHIP ONLY TO USA DESTINATIONS.
1. Be persistent in delivering quality;
2. Procure only the best materials & parts;
3. Offer unique items that are not readily available elsewhere;
4. Sell direct, offer fair and reasonable pricing, backup what we do,
5. Say what we do, do what we say, walk the walk and not just talk the talk.
Jeffrey P. Kramer D/B/A
CloverLick Banjos [MAP]
249 S. Kane Street
Burlington, WI 53105-1852
(Family Video WI Farm Tour below)
Peter Paul Kraemer, my great grandfather, is the name as written on his head stone at St. Mary’s Cemetery, in Burlington, WI. It was said that when living in Europe, they lived in the Alsace Loraine area near the borders of Germany, France and Switzerland. I understood that Peter and Caroline Kuhn, Kraemer spoke French and German. I feel cheated as the language skill was never passed on to children or grandchildren.
It is believed that Peter Kraemer was a Hussar in Germany Holierstein household that ultimately traces back to Queen Victoria. Hussar means a horseman of the Hungarian light cavalry unit; renown for elegant dress. Oral tradition reported that Peter was a tile maker and knew secret formulas for dyes used to color tile, stained glass and other materials. The secrets tucked away in his memory were a concern to German officials when he decided to leave Germany and board a boat for America. After settling in Burlington, WI Midwestern United States, Peter’s children recalled being frightened as German officials occasionally checked up on and questioned Peter about the safety of these secrets.
In Burlington Wisconsin the Kramers, Bienemans, Terrys, and the Pieters were the farmers, wagonmakers, blacksmiths, and grocers. Our family lines go back in Burlington to the 1850's. Our kids were one of four families who were the 5th generation in church and school we attend. As you can see I come from a long line of craftman relatives. I apologize in advance to all in the family not represented.
While going through some of the old boxes I found well worn 13 card course by Frank Bettgers "13 Week Formula for Success". I put together an 8 minute slideshow with the Borderline String Band playing Sourwood Mountain and Cripple Creek. This is some evolving technology that I am learning to use here at the shop. I hope you enjoy it.
Journal Times Newspaper Story and Video of Jeff Kramer and Cloverlick Banjo Shop <<click text to view>>
A Very Special Thank You to My Nephew Sam Beam for these videos below!
When I grew up my Mom and Dad would say to us, "good, better best, never leave it rest,
unitl your good is better and your better is best!" Lot's of changes for the family since.
This video produced and shot in 2008. Hope you enjoy this video.
With permission from Miami Photo Creations and Sam Beam, Copyright 2008