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After initial discussions we create a specification, with emphasis on
criteria gained from you, continuing communications with you throughout the manufacturing process will ensure that you are delighted with your banjo. Our advice and help at all stages is totally free and you may decide before manufacture starts to change certain aspects of the instrument or how you would like the banjo to sound, and we will do everything possible to accommodate your wishes.
“ Because we have a very personal relationship with each customer, we are flexible enough to be able to create a banjo tailored to your specific and individual requirements yet always maintaining our individual and unique EMERALD BANJOS style. Occasionally we have stock banjos for sale. Unlike any other banjo manufacturer we will
tailor your banjo to suit you perfectly.”
This is usually the big question for many people
However we will try and make paying for your EMERALD banjo as painless as possible. The first step after commissioning us is to provide a mutually agreeable deposit, Depending on complexity, your banjo will take typically 2 to 5 months in the making, and during that time we give you the opportunity to make a series of stage payments. The choice is yours as long as we receive final settlement before your banjo is shipped or collected.
For more information go to our payment page
You can't do that in a shop
We endeavour to give complete customer
satisfaction, we would rather lose money than have a dissatisfied customer.
We love the banjos we create as though they were for our own personal use. Each banjo has had our total dedication poured into it.
We also want you to treasure yours for life.
You can see what some people say about EMERALD BANJOS in reviews on the web, and in testimonials on this website.
As part of our exclusive service we provide a trade in option, our banjos are so sought after that many customers ask if they can "trade in" their old banjo as part payment for their Emerald, well of course you can, just get in touch with us and have a quick chat and we will tell you what options you have, all banjos are considered.
For more information go to our trade in page
The two little phrases "simply beautiful" and "The
Ultimate Sound" have not just been conjoured moreover they reflect Emeralds unique look and sound. We began life many years ago and it has been a long hard slog to achieve what we believe is a simply beautiful banjo with the ultimate sound, many top performers and banjo enthusiasts alike have extolled their praise upon us both for our relentless endeavour to bring you that ultimate sound and the look that is so Emerald.
We have taken the banjo, broken it down to component form examined its workings rethought the characteristics, tweaked and modified to produce what we and many others believe to be the best banjos that can be bought on the market
Most players of the banjo have expressed the desire for a "low" action, basically they want the strings as close to the frets as possible whilst not creating any "buzz" when the string is plucked, sounds easy but this is extremely difficult to achieve and we spend hours on each fret board making sure our action is perfect, once the desired platform has been created the laborious job of crowning and polishing begins, in all a fret board can take over a day to perfect, once finished however the playability along the neck is sublime and our customers remark on its ease of play.
It is a commonly held belief that the tone ring of a banjo is the heart or the basis of the sound of a banjo. The tone ring certainly has a major affect on why a banjo sounds the way it does. The character or specific type of sound of a banjo is most clearly created and defined by the tone ring. The wood in the rim and neck affect the colour, or warmth or brightness of the sound, but the tone ring really determines the basic voice or character of the banjo.
It is important to understand that the very specific
materials that comprise the tone ring can have a profound affect on the character of sound of a banjo and changing any ingredient will change the sound to some degree.
This is one of the most vital parts of the banjo, doing exactly what it says providing its TONE, combined with other factors of course but predominantly this piece of metal is what gives our banjos their "ultimate sound", we have the tone rings specially forged and then turned to our specific criteria, it has taken many years to get the tone ring perfect and we are proud of this rare achievement.