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BUY & ORDER

Ordering a custom banjo is very simple.  Just write me an email at  ken@levandesign.com  and give me an idea what kind of banjo you want.  We can start the design process right away.  We work together - I will make sketches of the ideas you have, and send them to you until we have a final design that I can produce.  The pictures of banjos on other pages on this site give you a rough idea of a starting point and a rough idea of prices, but it’s really the customer or client who determines the direction and the final details.

Currently, I have a number of already made banjos for sale.  To order one of these, just write me an email, and we can go from there.

Here’s what is available for immediate delivery.   If something you want is sold, You can place an order and it will go into the current cycle of what I am working on.

Sorry, sold out at the moment.


More are on the way at the end of September.


I will be offering the New Vintage with a 12” pot as an option, and also offering hard cases at a reasonable price.


The introductory price of $1295 still holds.

If you would like to order a banjo in advance and have one of the next batch reserved, let me know

ken@levandesign.com


Of course, you can order a custom banjo at any time. 

Currently my start date on anything new would be mid October.


Prices do not include shipping, which I will charge at actual cost from either FEDEX Ground, UPS or the USPS.


I will crate or box the banjo.  I can also provide a case or gig bag at actual cost if desired.  I recommend purchasers buying the case or gig bag of their choice and having it shipped to me, which is free from several suppliers, in which case I will ship the banjo out in the case and the box it was shipped to me in.

Ken LeVan and LeVan banjos is now part of the Smithsonian Folkways series “North American Banjo Builders”

http://www.folkways.si.edu/conversations-with-north-american-banjo-builders-vol-4-more-north-american-banjo-builders-dvd/old-time/video/smithsonian


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LeVan Banjos are made in the USA from sustainable, non endangered materials.

 

more banjos in progress

Curly maple necks in process. The maple is red maple,

air dried for 30 years outdoors under a roof.


Below you can see that 4 of the necks are for banjos already spoken for.

brass parts in process. There are 87 handmade metal parts in every New Vintage

12” and 11” beech, birch, and maple laminated rim blanks

fretted, inlaid, cross-banded, and bound fingerboards