The design of the basic open back banjo
Understanding the different preferences that each of us have with our banjos, I am open to doing custom work, upgrades, etc. on the basic banjo. This includes custom inlay work, heel shapes, peg head shapes, upgrading to customer’s preferred hardware such as tuners, tail pieces, etc. I would quote any change in my prices based on custom requests before building starts.
This basic banjo with a ¼ inch brass rod tone ring is priced at $900. This same basic banjo with a dobson styled tone ring is priced at $950. A good padded TKL gig bag is available for $55 or a good hard shell case for $95. Shipping, if required, is additional.
I normally give a lead time of couple months from the time I start building a banjo. Total lead time is determined on the number of banjos currently on order and/or in process.