I’ve always wanted a banjo with a bunch of features that you just can’t find in an off-the-shelf instrument. I contacted Zach, told him what I was after, and he was right on board with every element of the design that I had – right down to the thickness of the rim and the shape of the headstock. His workmanship and selection of timber pieces is exceptional and his care shines through in every part of the finished banjo. Beyond that, he’s a great communicator and open to any request. I’m a very happy customer and proud owner of Zach Hoyt banjo #208.