What to Consider When Choosing a Luthier to Make Your Open Back Banjo

The following is an excerpt from our free downloadable guide to customising your open back banjo. A Luthier is just a fancy name of someone who builds or repairs instruments and there are many excellent makers around the world to choose from. So what do you need to consider when deciding who to work with? […]

What Tuner Buttons and Tuners Can You Choose for an Open Back Banjo?

For more information about customising your open back banjo, check out our free guide. Tuner buttons are purely cosmetic and can be wood, plastic or mother of pearl. It really is down to your personal taste. It’s worth asking for a good quality set of planetary tuners. These take the name from planets orbiting around […]

3 Popular Choices for Fingerboard Woods on Banjos

The following is taken from our free guide: customising your open back banjo It’s important to choose a fingerboard that you like the feel of, that holds frets well and resists wear. And even though you’re only looking at a 5mm thickness, the type of wood you choose will affect the sound you’re after. Here […]

What Wood Should You Choose for Your Custom Open Back Banjo?

The following is from our free guide to customising your open back banjo. Wood choice isn’t just aesthetic, different wood densities can also affect the tone. Here’s a run down of some of the properties of common wood choices for handmade banjos. Maple Unstained maple is very pale in colour. There are different varieties and […]