Options and Prices

Each banjo I make is unique. I will work with you to craft the banjo that's right for you.

Base Prices:
  • 11" Fretted, 1/2" pot - $1,600 (fretless - $1,550)
  • 12" Fretted, 1/2" pot - $1,750 (fretless - $1,700)
  • 11" Fretted, 10-ply maple 1/4" pot - $1,500  (fretless - $1,450)
Prices Include:
  • Choice of woods (walnut, cherry or maple neck/pot; many options for peghead overlay, rim- and heel-caps);
  • Frailing scoop;
  • Carbon fiber neck reinforcement;
  • Choice of paddle-type or carved peghead (+$75 for carved);
  • Hand-rubbed Russian varnish finish with hempseed oil, beeswax and propolis;
  • Antiqued raw-brass pot hardware standard on most models - nickel plated also available;
  • Hand-crafted raw-brass tension hoop and tone-ring;
  • Water-buffalo horn nut;
  • Balsam Banjoworks Hawktail tailpiece;
  • Basic peghead inlay, fretboard position and side-dot markers (custom inlay extra);
  • Choice of Renaissance, Fiberskyn or natural skin head (+$50 for skin). 
not included:
  • Boulder-Alpine Gig Bag - $75
  • Hard-shell Case - $155

A non-refundable deposit of $250 is requested to place your order.

All banjos have a limited lifetime warranty to the original owner for material workmanship components, not including the bridge or fingerboard. This warranty does not cover finish, normal wear-and-tear, nor any metal components. All warranty claims are at the discretion of Crane Banjos.

Current wait time for a custom banjo is 4-6 months. I do not operate during the winter, from Christmas to April 1.