I am pleased to offer quality maintenance, set up, repair, and restoration services anyone who cares to inquire after them.
Some BHO members know me and my work, and some other BHO members know my work, but donít know itís mine.
My 25+ years experience as a player, collector, and repair and lutherie hobbyist was put to the test and augmented in a production/scheduled environment during my 3+ years at Huber Banjos working with my friend Steve Huber almost every day.
Among other things, my responsibilities there included final assembly and set up, neck sets, tonering/rim hand fitting, fretwork, final inspection/QC, and many other construction and repair tasks. I performed this work on new Huber banjos as well as many other banjos ranging from student grade instruments to original pre-WW2 Gibson flathead five strings. Given my worklogs, I worked on well over 500 banjos as a conservative estimate while there.
Many customer and professional/endorsee compliments were directed towards the quality of my work, while not one complaint concerning anything related to any of the tasks I performed on any banjo I worked on during my time there was ever voiced.
During this time, I became personally and professionally acquainted with my friend Robin Smith, and did a fair amount of consulting, troubleshooting, and various occasional work for him as well.
I have been privileged to work with both Steve and Robin as well as to gain their trust and friendship. Both have been of great help and encouragement as I moved towards opening my own shop. Both have also graciously extended themselves as professional references on my behalf. I donít know of two individuals who would have had more exposure to my character, work ethic, and abilities, or who I would rather choose as references.
I also enjoy working on vintage open back banjos that are my other passion as a blossoming classic/parlor fingerstyle player and collector.
I treat every banjo for what it isÖthe ownerís investment of some financial worth, if not prized possession that took a considerable amount of savings to be able to own.
I welcome inquiries, as well as any pricing for specific projects, by telephone at:
My thread here on BHO has lots of current customer/client references from recent work I've done and more about me; feel free to look it over: