The Camberwell Fretless

This handmade banjo is named for the town in England to which it was shipped. It’s a fretless affair, with clean lines and minimal ornamentation. The shape of the headstock follows the simple lines of old minstrel banjos from the 19th Century. The body is American Black Walnut finished with a light application of tung oil – allowing the natural grain to show…

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This handmade banjo shipped to a long-time friend in Houston, TX. It is American Black Walnut finished with all-natural tung oil – which gives the wood a smooth, buttery feel and a muted satin finish. The headstock is crowned with a vintage 50¢ coal scrip coin from the old S.C. Ballengee Coal Company in Amigo, West Virginia. Features: Three-ply walnut rim with maple…

The Amigo Smokeless

This handmade banjo shipped to a good friend of mine in North Carolina. It’s an all-walnut affair, crowned with a vintage 5¢ brass coal scrip coin from the old Amigo Smokeless Coal Company in West Virginia. The dark hand-dyed finish of both the wood and the hardware gives this banjo a particularly old-time complexion, in keeping with it’s simple profile and construction. Features:…