It’s hard to believe that we are nearly one year into a global pandemic. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones, lost jobs, or experienced other difficulties during this time.
If you know our brand, you know we adamantly support American banjo makers. We don’t try to hide this because we know that banjos made here in the U.S. are some of the best instruments you can buy.
Many American manufacturers have had their own difficulties related to Covid-19. Deering, our partner in California, has particularly had challenges due to compulsory closures enacted by their state’s Governor. This team of hard working, passionate banjo makers has lost months of manufacturing time and months of income.
This lost time means there aren’t many new banjos available to sell. We’ve got plenty ordered, but it’s not known when we will get them as the production schedule is constantly in flux. We do know we will be the first retailer to get shipments of new instruments from Deering and other manufacturers.
We continue to receive banjos daily and are setting them up and shipping out as fast as we can. Our high-end inventory is looking pretty good with a few exceptions. Starter models (under $1,200) tend to be experiencing longer wait times as we fill backorders.
If you’ve already ordered and are waiting, we are grateful for your patience and rest assured, as soon as we get your model from the manufacturer, we will ship it to you. If you haven’t ordered yet, but know which banjo you want, you may want to go ahead and order to ensure you get a banjo this year. You may wait a few weeks or it could be a couple months. It’s impossible to tell right now, but orders will be processed in the order that they are received.
Please help us support these amazing banjo builders – these American jobs – by waiting a little longer to receive your instrument.
We are thankful for all of you in the banjo community.
-The Banjo.com Team