Banjos

I am happy to build custom banjos and I try to keep a few banjos ready made in stock.  Please scroll down to see in stock and sold banjos.  Custom banjos that I have made are shown on the Shop News page.   Banjos 102, 125, 128, 137, 144, 151, 152, 161, 162, and 163 are available currently.

Banjos that are available will have a PayPal button on their pages, and if you click on this button the payment amount shown will be $100 over the listed price.  This is the maximum shipping cost in the lower 48 states and I will refund the difference between the $100 and your actual charge.  For more information about this please see the Ordering page, or for a shipping quote please email me your zip code and let me know which banjo you’re interested in.  I can also provide quotes by country for overseas shipping.

Custom Banjos

Custom Banjos I am currently scheduling custom work for September 2020.  Base price for a custom banjo is $925 for a 12” block rim pot with 18 brackets and a Van Eps style tension hoop, a two or three layer neck, cherry, plain maple or ash wood with jatoba, hickory or hop-hornbeam fretboard.  Each inch … Continue reading Custom Banjos

Banjo #147, cherry 12″-sold

This banjo has a cherry rim, neck and Romero-style armrest, with a jatoba fretboard,  and walnut neck stripe, heel cap, rim cap and peghead overlay.  I will sell the banjo without the armrest for $30 less.  This banjo has a Renaissance head on a 12″ block rim, 5/8″ thick, with a wood tone ring profile. … Continue reading Banjo #147, cherry 12″-sold

Banjo #62, ash 12″-sold

This is a banjo that I made last January for an exhibit at Traditional Arts of Upstate NY in Canton. North Country Public Radio did a story about the exhibit with some sound from this banjo being played by the curator of the exhibit, if you follow the link at the bottom the banjo starts … Continue reading Banjo #62, ash 12″-sold

Banjo #21, custom left handed-sold

I built this banjo to order in summer 2015.  It was mostly walnut with some exotic woods that the customer provided.  This was my first banjo with a bound fretboard as well as my first lefty.

Banjo #18, custom C scale-sold

This was a custom order for a banjo with a 19-3/4″ scale length and 11″ pot.  It was tuned to open C, the same as a full size banjo capoed at the 5th fret.  It was also my first time making a minstrel-style peghead and an armrest.  I am always happy to build custom instruments.