Stone Banjo Company

Old-Time Handcrafted Quality

Open Back 5-String Banjos

Affordable Price

Made in the USA


Stone Banjo Company (SBC) builds handcrafted, affordable OPEN BACK banjos that meet the following goals:

· Provide customers a Quality, Solid, Handcrafted Banjo

· Player friendly with great tone

· Affordable Price

· Made in USA (in my shop) - No CNC. Rasp, scraper, file, clamps, and dedication.

· Built using Appalachian Hardwoods

· Custom banjo services (see Customize your Banjo menus)

· Craftmanship and Appeal – Pride in Ownership

· 25.5 scale ; 26.25 scale, A-Scale, LEFTY, whatever you want

· 1.35+ to 1.25 inch nut width - whatever you want

· Great Customer Service (see Warranty)

· Receive Referrals and Recommendations – Tell a friend

My overall goal is to build one-of-a-kind handcrafted banjos that customers find pride in owning and playing. Thanks for visiting my website and take a moment to navigate and review the menus. I believe you will understand what Stone Banjo Company is all about.

Thanks and have a good day

Steve Gerritsen - Owner and Builder

Note: Photo - Redrock Campground - Dolly Sods, West Virginia


Stone Banjo Company is 1 year old. Hard to believe that it has been one year. 35+ custom and stock banjos made and sold. I would like to thank all my customers that have trusted in Stone Banjo, as a new company, in building their custom banjos. I will be breaking into some new design/build territory to provide high quality and reasonably priced handmade one-of-a-kind banjos. Experiencing customer excitement during the build and final receipt of their new banjo is a new-found favorite of the banjo building business - it brings joy to my heart. Also, I would like to thank Banjo Hangout for a killer website and platform for small builders such as SBC to advertise and sell through classifieds.

So, Laurel and I say "THANK YOU"

Customers asked and I listened

Have retooled to build banjos to suit the clawhammer folks out there.

25.5 scale fretboard - Various woods (or any custom scale)

12-inch rim (most of the banjos I build these days)

1.35-inch nut (or any custom width)

ALSO, building custom Stone Banjo Company (SBC) Brass Tension Hoops. All handmade and a great addition to the one-of-a-kind banjos that my customers enjoy and are proud to own. Take a look at the more recent additions to the family under the "Custom Gallery", "Sold" and "For Sale" menus and you will see these tension hoops are attractive and a perfect fit to Stone Banjos.


NEW - Brass Scoop (21037-X)

NEW - HALF-FRET fretboard (21039-X)

1st LEFTY BANJO - Check out #20035X in custom Gallery (or click on link)

Give me a call and design your next custom banjo

STAY TUNED for more. Always busy in the shop.