Established in 2002, at J. Romero Banjo Co we feel grateful every day to be creating playable works of art, drawing inspiration from places old and new. The artistry isn’t merely in the execution, it’s also in the ideas themselves – our customers’ and our own – and in that we strive to be ever changing and evolving. Each of our banjos is handmade and unique, with just enough innovation to provide a tasteful alternative to the rest. Custom orders are the norm for us.
As a builder, long-time player, and enthusiast of all things banjo, Jason is always thinking of the banjo’s design and sound. After studying as a cabinetmaker and fine woodworker, he began working with the Wildwood Banjo Co.in Arcata, CA., as well as P.W. Crump Instruments and Clinesmith Guitars. Working in these shops and building a variety of instruments rounded out his experience as a luthier and developed a strong sense of instrument craftsmanship and skilled efficiency. Pharis, a graphic designer and musician by trade, joined the banjo workshop in 2007 after they married. She has since taken over the majority of the inlay and graphic design part of the business.
We’d like to say thank you to the ever evolving craftsmen and artists who inspire us.
Owned In: British Columbia
Made In Horsefly, BC:
- Custom Banjos
- Gourd Banjos
- Banjo Ukuleles