Custom Banjos


Custom Banjos

Base price for a custom banjo is $825 for a 12” block rim pot with a two or three layer neck, cherry, plain maple or ash wood with jatoba, hickory or hop-hornbeam fretboard.  Base price for an 11″ banjo is $800.   Other specs are:

Any scale length
Any nut width
Tru Oil finish
Gotoh brass or nickel tuners
Scoop or full fretboard
Two way truss rod
Paddle or figure-8 shaped headstock
Corian nut
Brass or nickel hardware, 18 or 24 brackets (price may vary slightly depending on what hardware is used)
Dowel stick neck
No-Knot tailpiece
Nickel-silver fretwire
Vega or Dobson style heel
Wood tone ring profile in top of rim
Renaissance head— Fiberskyn and top frosted also the same price
Wood or brass fretboard dots

Options include:

Left handed neck-no charge
Walnut, mahogany or curly maple +$30
Ebony fretboard +$30
Rosewood fretboard +$20
Persimmon or pau ferro fretboard +$10
Other woods please inquire
Rocklite Ebano or Sundari fretboard $35
Bound fretboard +$30
Radiused fretboard +$30
Pearl dots + cost from supplier
Other pre-cut inlay shapes + $10 each to install plus cost from supplier
Fretless -$20
EVO fretwire +$10
Ebony or rosewood peghead overlay +$15
Another simple headstock shape +$10
Complicated headstock shape +$20
Bone nut and pip +$10
Other tuners and tailpieces—you pay whatever the price difference is from what I normally use.
Round brass tone hoop +$20
Brass Electric/Whyte Laydie style tone ring,(see banjo #59 for an example)+$90
Other metal tone rings and hoops: you pay the cost of the part from your preferred supplier.
5th string spikes $5 a spike

Please send an email if you’d like to get a quote on a custom banjo or to discuss the design you have in mind