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About Lemon Banjo and Supply

I'm Hunter Lemon, the man behind Lemon Banjo and Supply. When I started dabbling in banjo construction, I was a junior in high school. It took a few tries to get it right, but my first successful banjo was finished in May of 2020 - about a week after my high school graduation.

Before I truly knew what I had gotten myself into, a very good friend of mine asked me to build him a custom banjo heavily based on a 1954 RB-250. About a week later, another good friend asked me to build a new rim for his banjo. And so the work began. I completed the rim conversion in late summer of 2020, and I completed the custom banjo in December of 2020. By this time, I had already received several orders from across the country for rims and a conversion neck, and I had also just completed my first semester as a college student pursuing a computer and information systems degree.

What I believe to be the reason Lemon Banjo and Supply has drawn attention quickly is because not only are our prices modest, but we also advertise and innovate a concept that not many builders have. That is the concept of no tone rings. For more information on this topic, go to THIS page.

The first banjo I built used a wooden tone ring design I had modified slightly, and when my friend heard how good it sounded, he asked me to build his custom banjo using this design. I named it the LR-54, which you can read about HERE.

At the time of this writing, I was a first-semester junior in college still pursuing a computer and information systems degree, building banjos in my little free time. My hope is to become a freelance worker in database or web design so that I will be able to balance a day job and building banjos.

Lemon Banjo and Supply has one goal for its customers, and that is satisfaction across the board. Our banjos are not only several pounds lighter than most on the market, but the weight loss does not affect their excellent tone and volume, making them the perfect combination for those who hate the weight of their banjo but do not wish to sacrifice tone and volume. We also take great care when building reproduction necks and replacement rims, making sure that they are built exactly to your specifications.

While we do have wait times spanning from one to six months, many of our customers have testified that the quality of Lemon products is well worth the wait.