Hey there!

So the other day I got to writing down some answers to a lot of the questions I get from players interested in handmade open back banjos.

And I put together this guide:

Click on the image to download the free guide.

Click on the image to download the free guide.

Click here to download the guide

In it, I look at a few things such as:

  • Why choose a handmade open back banjo?
  • What to consider when choosing a Luthier
  • How to calculate import costs from the US and compare it to buying from the UK
  • How to choose the wood for your banjo
  • Choosing your fingerboard
  • Rim choices
  • Tone rings
  • Neck strength
  • Tuner buttons and tuners
  • Plastic head or velum?
  • Peg head
  • Bridges, tail pieces, binding and rim hardware
  • Fret wire and strings
  • Inlay
  • Choosing a finish

The guide is free, and I’ve tried to be as helpful as possible.

If you have any other questions, or you’re thinking about choosing a handmade banjo for your next instrument, I’d love to answer any questions you might have.

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