Guitar banjo hybrids
(a.k.a. baritone banjolele)
Model 20 &20C
The Guitar-Banjo hybrid has arrived!
m20 Specs $1400
Unique 10” handcrafted solid maple precision block rim.
Coordinating hard maple neck with dual integrated carbon fiber reinforcements.
Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl dot position markers and figured maple peghead overlay.
19 nickel frets with a special cryogenic treatment making them smoother and longer lasting.
Synthetic bone nut with approximately a 1 5/16" width.
Custom fluorocarbon string set with re-entrant dgbe tuning.
20" scale length.
Premium American & Canadian made hardware from companies like Balsam Banjoworks.
Remo brand banjo head.
Gotoh planetary geared tuners.
Beautiful yet durable hand rubbed oil finish.
m20C Specs $TBD
m20C is the custom version of the baritone banjolele/guitar-banjo hybrid. The same hand-crafted solid wood instrument but with unlimited design possibilities! Most of which are completely unique in the industry!
A large variety of rim and neck wood choices both domestic and exotic.
Decorative rim patterns.
Open segments and player side sound ports.
A variety of fingerboard wood choices.
Custom engraving and inlay available.
Custom banjo heads and hardware are also available.
The sky is really the limit here and this is where things can get incredibly unique + tailored to your own comfort, style and aesthetic.
Let's create something beautiful!
Interested in your own custom build?
Careful consideration and refinement have led to the development of the model 20 Guitar Banjo Hybrid also known as a Baritone Banjolele. The 10-inch solid wood block rim is unique in the industry and provides increased tonal complexity over traditional banjo ukuleles or banjitars. Additionally, the instrument has great balance physically and aesthetically. One detail that really makes this instrument come alive is that it utilizes a 4-string re-entrant tuning (DGBE) where the d string is tuned one octave higher than on a standard guitar. This approximates a traditional banjo sound much better than previously possible with a typical 6-string guitar banjo tuned in a linear (EA-DGBE) fashion. Having this, you are equipped to play clawhammer style or 3 finger banjo rolls that sound fantastic! If you have been shopping for a high-quality baritone banjolele or banjitar/guitjo, you have found the perfect instrument! Whether you opt for the m20 model or possibly an m20C custom model, you will be getting a no compromise, luthier built, banjo hybrid that will last a lifetime. These are truly a joy to play and offer an outstanding value for a handmade instrument of this quality.