Handmade Custom Banjos built by William Seeders Mosheim as well as the latest repair projects in the Seeders Instruments shop.
Check out the Banjos page for a portfolio of completed banjos.
To see what is on the repair bench, see the repairs section or keep an eye on my Instagram Feed below.

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Vega style conversion neck for an old rim finishing up. #banjo #luthier
Restocking the hardware. Piles of brass. #banjo #luthier #brass
I've always found something so satisfying about putting in side dots. #banjo #luthier
It's photo day for the mandolin and the resonator. #banjo #luthier #photography
Guaranteed you've never seen a fretboard like this one. Cumberland fretboard on the pipe makers banjo mandolin. #banjo #banjomandolin #mandolin #luthier #pipemaker #pipe #ebonite #custom @vermontfreehand
The happy owner of the Del Vecchio style resonator giving it a test run. #guitar #resonatorguitar #resonator #guitarmaker #luthier #blues #slideguitar
A new matching Morta (big oak) dowel stick for the pipe makers banjo mandolin. Not quite as wild looking as the acrylic but now it'll hold up well to the tension. This thing is coming together today, nice to wrap up two long haul projects in a week! #banjo #mandolin #luthier #pipemaker @vermontfreehand
The Del Vecchio resonator is complete! More fancy photos and a video of this guy to come. #guitar #guitarmaker #resonatorguitar #resonator #luthier #custom #handmade
Decided to fabricate an aluminum hand rest for the resonator to match the originals. Figured some more metal would fit the best and I'm loving the way it turned out. #guitar #guitarmaker #resonator #resonatorguitar #luthier #handmade #custom #customguitar
Just have the hand rest to figure out and make and this one is done! It's been a long haul on this guy and I'm looking forward to getting it wrapped up today. #guitar #guitarmaker #resonator #resonatorguitar #luthier
Looking pretty sharp with some of the hand spun pieces I made in place. Hoping to get strings on it today. #guitar #guitarmaker #resonator #resonatorguitar #luthier
Initial assembly day for the Del Vecchio style resonator. Still a little ways off but it's getting so close. #guitar #guitarmaker #luthier #resonator #resonatorguitar
Banjo tune of the week chosen by @zacpelo 'Darlin' Corey' played on my low tuned @deeringbanjos Hartford model. #banjototw #clawhammerbanjo #clawhammer #oldtimebanjo #banjo #dropthumbsnotbombs @dustyleeelmer @cwdeanbanjos @jdwilkes
A new calf skin head for an old 11-15/16
The Vega is all back together! Neck reset to the correct angle with a new tenon on the dowel and no more screw holding it all together. Pays off to do it right. #banjo #luthier #banjorepair #restoration
After spending 15 minutes grinding out the hidden screw with a dremel I've figured out what this guy did. He set the neck angle before putting on the heel cap, drove a screw down through the dowel, broke off the head and hid it all with the heel cap. Now I know why the screw extractors did back the screw out from the end I could see. Never put a screw through a dowel tenon and hide it. This is a serious headache for any future repair guy. Now I'll drill the hole oversized, patch it and start fresh. You never know what kind of fun you'll have doing repair work.....#banjo #banjorepair #luthier
Hidden screw in the dowel ended up being much deeper than I had hoped. This neck reset just got a whole lot trickier.... #banjo #banjorepair #luthier
The new tenon on the original Vega dowel from yesterday. #banjo #luthier #repair #restoration
New tenon for an old Vega in for a neck reset. #banjo #luthier #repair #restoration
I'll never tire of drilling for dowel sticks on this rig. #banjo #luthier #horizontalmill #woodworking #machinetool

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