Ordering A Custom Banjo
The next waitlist, with a build wait time of approx. 5 years, will open on January 1st, 2019.
To get on the build list:
Email or call us anytime during the day on January 1st (24 hours starting 12am PST). We'll then draw a limited number of names for the build list. On January 2, 2019 we will send folks whose names were drawn the instructions for paying the $500 USD non-refundable deposit. Payment methods include check, cash, Paypal, and wire transfer.
The current pricing structure is the price for banjos built 5 years from now (we guarantee base price at the time of ordering).
We generally have around a 5 year waiting time between ordering and building, and we only take in new orders during our annual new year’s day build list opening. Each year we also make at least 5 luthier's choice banjos. These banjos are available for first sale to folks on our waitlist, and second sale to newsletter subscribers.
Every banjo we build is a custom instrument, built to either a client's specifications or to ours. Your own custom banjo could be a replica of another instrument on the site (with the exception of some inlays), a combination of a few instruments, or something new altogether. You do not need to know any of your banjo specs when you place an order. When the time comes for your custom build we will work with you to put together your ideal instrument - take a look at the Build Checklist for some of the decisions you'll be making.
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE CHANGED OUR PRICING STRUCTURE AS OF NOVEMBER 2015.
Please contact us for more info.
Ordering A Gourd Banjo
We build gourd banjos in small batches, usually once a year. If you're interested in getting on the waitlist for an upcoming batch, contact us about current wait times, pricing and build schedules.
Ordering A Resophonic Guitar
We are currently not taking orders for resophonic guitars.
Selling Your Romero Banjo?
If you own a Romero banjo and are planning on selling it, please contact us and we'll do our best to help your banjo find a good home.