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.  Banjos 62, 91, 94, 95, 96 and 97 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 banjo builds for February 2019.  I build 3 banjos per month, and during the winter I try to group them in monthly batches to make the finishing process more efficient since I have to warm up the finishing area with a woodstove when it’s time to work there. … Continue reading Custom Banjos

Banjo #62, ash 12″-$865

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″-$865

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.