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 175, 197, 198, 203, 205, 206, 211, 215, 216, 218 and 219 and wood topped banjo #2 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 $120 over the listed price.  Shipping and insurance costs in the lower 48 states range between $50 and $120 and I will refund any extra that is paid.  For more information about this please see the Ordering page, or for an exact 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

I am currently scheduling custom work for October 2021.  Base price for a custom banjo for 2021 is $975 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 #203, 12″ ash-$1015

This banjo has a white ash rim, neck and Romero-style armrest, with a hop-hornbeam fretboard and a curly ash peghead overlay.  This is the first banjo I have made from darker colored ash boards. I don’t know why some ash trees are white all the way through and some have dark areas in the center … Continue reading Banjo #203, 12″ ash-$1015

Banjo #166, 11″ cherry-sold

This banjo is a little different from my usual stock banjos since it has a paddle peghead and a Dobson heel.  It’s made from cherry with curly maple neck stripes and rim cap, a cherry burl peghead overlay, and a jatoba fretboard.  I will sell the banjo without the Romero-style armrest for $30 less if … Continue reading Banjo #166, 11″ cherry-sold

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.