Sadly, we have had a devastating shop fire and have lost everything. We are looking to rebuild as soon as humanly possible. We are waiting on insurance results before we approach crowd funding as a resource, but in the meantime folks have been buying digital copies of our albums (available here) and sending help through paypal to Our express gratitude for the messages of love and well wishes, and the very appreciated support.

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  • We are now taking only 25 custom orders annually. 2016 orders are full; we will be taking orders again at 12:00am PST on January 1, 2017. Each year we will also be making at least 5 luthier's choice custom banjos; these banjos will be made available for first sale to folks on our waitlist, second sale to newsletter subscribers.
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  • We're now making earrings from the metal and wood remnants of our workshop.
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  • Custom Mainstage and Hoffee cases are now available. These beautiful fiberglass or carbon fiber cases are incredible protection for your lifetime instrument. We are thrilled they are built in Canada (Mainstage) and the USA (Hoffee).

  • Now featuring brass overlays ("onlays") on pegheads, heels, scoops and rims. 
  • Our banjo ukuleles are an ever-growing line.


Romero Banjos documentary produced by Fretboard Journal 

Wild Bill Jones recorded at our home. Featuring Banjo 10250.

Lost Lula recorded at Pickathon 2013. Featuring one of our gourd banjos.