All my banjos are intended to be one of a kind and tailor made to the individual customer, when taking a commission we can talk about the aesthetics and tonal qualities of different woods, the different attributes of tone rings, rim size, scale lengths, fretwire gauge etc, with the aim of making an instrument that suits your playing and sounds the way you want.
We can discuss this via email or if you're able to, it's always nice, and I think often very helpful, for people to drop in to the workshop, have a cuppa, play some banjos, have a chat about what they want from the instrument and if you would like have a look through the wood room to pick out your fingerboard yourself.
The Prices for imported American and Canadian parts are adjusted to cover postage, import fees and import taxes.
All woods are to the best of my ability sourced from responsible sources, most of theExotic hardwoods such as rosewood and ebony that I use often come from Madinter whose company mission statement can be seen here corporate.madinter.com/about-us. Occasionally I'm able to source woods such as burls direct from a tree surgeon friend.