Banjos can really be a thing of beauty… truly I mean it, they can be beautiful both in sound and in aesthetic. Banjos are seemingly simple creations; a round rim, a tone ring, a neck, fretboard, tuners, and strings… that’s it right?!?!?
Not for Jason and Pharis Romero of Romero banjos located in Horsefly, British Columbia. Jason handles the banjo making, Pharis does the inlay/design, and together they create some of the most eye appealing, heart-stopping, and beautiful sounding banjos. From their design innovations to the materials that they procure, these banjos are one of a kind and a must-see for any acoustic aficionado.
But wait… Acoustic Tuesday is for #guitargeeks right?!?!
Absolutely, #guitargeeks eat your heart out because Jason and Pharis still fit the bill.
They make some absolutely beautiful resonator guitars. They use some of the same beautiful design elements of their banjos in their biscuit style resonator guitars. Upon continued research, and of course wanting to hear them, none other than honorary TAC family member, Tony Furtado, did a handful of audio demos located on their site. These resos have tons of character both in the sonic and visual space.
Romero Banjos and Guitars Links
- Romero Banjos and Guitars Site
- Romero Guitars With Audio Samples
- About Jason and Pharis Romero
- Tour the Romero Shop in Horsefly, BC