The Swift

My banjos are built to handle playing any of the old-time styles, and deliver that old-time sound. I strive for a certain aesthetic that is similar to instruments made around the turn of the century. The hardware, wood, strings, head, and scale length will each help produce a different sound. I am working on offering a few different models that I will have available, each different from the next.

Example shown:
"The Swift" My Basic Openback Banjo. Walnut Neck, 12" Thin Rim. Fretless and Fretted.

Basic Specs & Price

Basic openback “The Swift” Banjo $1400


  • Cherry, Khaya, or Walnut (upgrade) Neck
  • Square or Traditional Peghead Shape
  • Richlite or Rosewood Peghead Overlay
  • Black 11″ or 12″ Maple Ply Thin Rim  
  • 14 Hooks and Lugs
  • Gotoh Tuners: Black or Off-White Knobs
  • 25.5” Scale Length
  • Richlite Fingerboard Fretless or Fretted
  • 1.25” Nut Width
  • Copper Side Dots @ 3, 7, 10, 12, 15
  • Handmade Brass Tension Hoop
  • No-Knot Tailpiece
  • Renaissance or Frosted Head
  • Heel shape Vega or Dobson Style
  • Frailing Scoop (optional)
  • Wooden Star Peghead Inlay (optional)
  • Dobson Tonering
  • Aging of Rim Hardware
  • Goatskin Head
  • Aged Nickel Tuners
  • Walnut Neck
  • Fingerboard Dots (mother of pearl)
Examples & Builds

You can also check my Instagram account to see more of my recent builds and shop photos.