Welcome to the Bishline Custom Shop

Bishline Banjos specializes in custom made banjos. Choose from options such as wood type, laminated necks, tunneled fifth string necks, short scale necks and radius fingerboards. Plus decorative options like inlay, wood binding, plating, engraving personalized truss rod covers and more.

Browse the galleries of custom banjos that Rob has built. Perhaps it will inspire you to “Design your own Bishline”.

Feel free to contact us today for a quote on a banjo with the custom options you would like.

Customs » Custom Banjos

Top Tension Tree of Life

This custom walnut banjo features black top tension hardware with gold accents, abalone purfling through out, a tunneled fifth string neck, abalone tree of life inlay, a solid wood rim and resonator and a ziricote armrest and truss rod cover.


Here is a custom banjo built for Geoff in San Francisco. He drew the inlay, Craig Lavin cut it and Rob inlayed it. This banjo also features a "Special Reserve" pot assembly, abalone purfling through-out, Koa, binding and a tunneled fifth string neck.

Clermont Deluxe

This maple banjo features flamed maple on the neck and sides of the resonator and quilted maple on the back of the resonator. Abalone purling and Koa binding frame this masterpiece. This monster is powered by the Bishline Special Reserve tone chamber.

Custom Midnight Moon

This Midnight Moon was for a customer in Hawaii and features a beach scene engraved in the gold tailpiece. Flamed Koa wood binding accents the black flamed maple. The hardware is black with gold accents.

Tunneled fifth string flying eagle

This walnut banjo features traditional flying eagle inlay pattern and a tunneled fifth string neck. The flange was custom made by the customer and the armrest is mahogan