All banjos have (or will be) reconditioned & setup to a high professional standard
Some of the Banjos on this page haven't been reconditioned yet.
The price showing is after renovation.
If you're not delighted with the renovation your deposit will be refunded in full (it's never happened).
I HAVE MANY MORE BANJO IN STOCK (AROUND 30) BUT I OFTEN DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO ADD THEM TO THE SITE BEFORE THEY ARE SOLD.
I'M HAPPY TO TRADE-IN YOUR OLD BANJO (in any condition)
I stock hard cases for Open Back & Resonator Banjos
I have been so busy with customers' Banjo Restorations that I have run low on reconditioned Banjos to sell.
I have lots of banjos in pieces or awaiting restoration around the workshop so if you don't see one that's suitable give Kate a call 0421 046 273.
PRICING BANJOS FOR SALE
When I'm pricing banjos for sale I look at what I paid for it, add the labour & materials cost plus the cost of the (normally) new case & that's my sale price (my profit is the labour).
To compare the price with other banjos we can compare the price with Deering banjos in Australia.
Deering has a range of high-quality banjos for beginners to the most fastidious professional
Their cheapest ones are the Goodtime series which are a nice basic beginner's banjo but without a truss rod in the neck or a tone ring. these have an RRP in Australia of $1349 for the open back, $1900 for the closed-back & $2649 for one with a tone ring.
They don't come with a case I don't think they come with a bag anymore.
Most of my banjos are as good or better than new and most are priced at under $2000 & come guaranteed & with a new Hardcase valued at around $200
Some before & afters
I enjoy bringing instruments back from the dead
Nickel plating is now available on all restorations
Another challenging restoration.
This one is from Lightning Ridge & was in a fire in a shipping container.
The back was plain so I added some faux grain
It was a lot of work but it has come up very well.
It plays & sounds great.