This fretless mahogany banjo captures a true vintage look with simple, well-placed ornamentation. A large one-dollar coal scrip coin adorns the peghead, and a matched one-cent piece sits in the ebony heel cap. Both are from the Avis Eagle Coal Company, which hailed from Logan County, West Virginia.

handmade fretless mahogany banjo

This fretless mahogany banjo captures a true vintage look with simple, well-placed ornamentation. A large one-dollar coal scrip coin adorns the peghead, and a matched one-cent piece sits in the ebony heel cap. Both are from the Avis Eagle Coal Company, which hailed from Logan County, West Virginia.

handmade mahogany banjo rim and peghead

Below are a few photos from my workshop, showing steps along the way to building this custom banjo. If you would like to see more process photos like these, along with recent updates from my shop, feel free to follow my account on Instagram.