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Bart Reiter Galax Model Openback Banjo

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From 2009. Serial Number: 3113

Like New with hardshell case and extras.

The combination of an 11" Maple pot, Whyte Laydie tone ring and Maple dowel make for a very refined banjo sound, with a particularly sweet high end tone. The Bart Reiter Galax is basically a mahogany version of the White Lady but with the addition of a scooped fingerboard.

$1800. Actual shipping cost will be based on location (since shipping rates have gone crazy) plus any payment fees.

I bought the Galax back in ‘09 with all good intentions of learning to play. I’ve been playing guitar for about 50 years but never focused on the banjo enough. I could plink around a little because I was used to playing some acoustic blues in Spanish (Open G) tuning but not good enough to really record any clips. That’s why the Galax is in such nice condition - I hardly played it! So, anyway, here’s a good Youtube clip that represents the tone really well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMT9_nxgrbs

Features:
Whyte Laydie tone ring
Ebony fingerboard and peghead veneer
Mahogany neck
Pearl star peghead inlay
Dot position markers
Satin lacquer finish and brown stain

Rim Construction:
Three ply laminated maple
5/8 inch wall thickness
11 inch diameter
Notched tension hoop
24 L-shoe brackets
Elite head
Walnut cap on bottom of rim
5/8 inch ebony top bridge
No Knot tailpiece

Neck Construction:
26 1/4 inch scale length
17 nickel silver frets - scooped fingerboard
Bone nut
Steel reinforced (adjustable)
Maple dowel stick
Veneer laminated in center of neck
4 planetary tuning pegs
Geared fifth peg
Traditional peghead shape and neck contour

Comes with (extras):
Hardshell Case
Case Key
Shubb Banjo Capo
Reagan Banjo 5th String Capo
Head adjustment tool
Leather Cradle Banjo Strap

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Ad Number 171097
Posted: May 14, 2021 03:34 PM CDT

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Peter Cleary

Branchburg New Jersey

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KM-171 Kentucky Oval Hole Mandolin. All Solid Wood.

1927 Epiphone Recording Art Dragon Deluxe

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One of the rarest and most desirable instruments of the jazz era is this gorgeous Epiphone plectrum banjo, known as the "Dragon" model. Not only does it possess the perfect tone for a jazz or swing ensemble, but some top of the line decorative appointments as well. 

The all walnut construction features a peg head inlaid with the exquisitely engraved pearl dragon. Traveling down the ornate fretboard, we encounter mother of pearl, engraved inlays of intricate design. The side of the neck has ivoroid binding combined with a wood marquetry design, culminating in a gorgeous heel carving. The resonator is equally spectacular with a rosette pattern in the center utilizing alternating strips of wood marquetry, surrounded by an inlaid wood design which echoes the neck binding, as does the edge of the resonator.  All metal parts are gold-plated and engraved, including the deluxe Grover tuners resplendent with their genuine mother of pearl buttons.

The instrument is in excellent original condition throughout with just a hint of wear on the frets, and some tarnishing of the plating on the “clover leaf” resonator flange. The  neck is straight, but perhaps the best feature is that wonderful jazz age tone which emerges effortlessly from this rare and beautiful Epiphone banjo.

$5500.00 with original hard shell case

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Crafter's Of Tennessee Tn-75

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Suggested retail $4,500.00
Our price $3,800.00
Handmade in Tennessee
Curly Maple Neck & Resonator
Maple Pot
'Tennessee 20' Flathead Tone Ring
Gold Hardware
Includes Original Hard Case

Recording King RK-Ot25-Br

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$599.99

Scale Length: 26-3/8"
Nut Width: 1-1/4"
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Padauk (Scooped)
Peghead Overlay: Black
Peghead Inlay: Abalone Recording King
Fret Markers: Pearl Dots
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: None
Tuners: Planetary
Finish: Hand-Rubbed Brown Satin
Rim Size: 11"
Rim Wood: 2-Ply Maple
Tonering: None
Brackets: 24 Nickel Brackets
Tailpiece: Presto-Style Nickel
Head: Fiberskin
Armrest: Nickel Plated
Case: Case Options Available

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This is everything you'd want in your next-step old time style banjo. It features a scooped fretboard that allows for easier claw hammer playing and a Fiberskyn head that provides a mellow thumpy tone that lends itself nicely to that style of playing. The hand rubbed brown satin finish, planetary tuners, and 24 bracket construction make this an incredible value. This does not come with a case, but options are available for purchase in our store.

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Posted: May 14, 2021 10:27 AM CDT

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The Denver Folklore Center
1893 South Pearl Street
Denver CO 80210
United States

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Hopkins Becky Buller Openback Banjo

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Mahogany Neck with Ebony fingerboard
Buller-Designed Dove Pattern
Custom Hopkins Tone Ring
Double Action Truss Rod
Waverly Two-Band Tuners
Kerschner Tail Piece
Case: Hard Case

$3,395.00

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Gold Tone Cc Tenor

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A quality tenor banjo from Gold Tone that won't break the bank. This banjo features high quality components and sounds like banjos costing much more. The resonator plate on the back can be removed if the player desires a more open back tone. Rolled brass tone ring, 19 frets, 22-5/8" scale length, 1-3/16" nut width.

$589.00

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Posted: May 14, 2021 09:06 AM CDT

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107 N. Main Street Suite B
Lockhart TX 78644
USA

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1994 Nechville Classic Deluxe Banjo

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$3,550.00

U.S. made banjo with high grade woods and components.

Exc(+) condition • SN# 215

This 1994 Nechville Classic DeLuxe banjo is in prime original condition. DeLuxe appointments: wide and durable frets, 7-12″ compound radius, premium tiger stripe Maple throughout, black Heli-Mount hardware.

Highly figured Maple banjo with reverse bindings along fingerboard and resonator. Reverse bindings are black outer bindings with white line accent. This accent line is seen from above and below the resonator and sidewalls. On the fingerboard, it’s seen on the face and the side. Nice medium-brown shading that lets you see all the grain. The peghead resembles a classic Gibson fiddle peghead shape. The Ebony veneer has Nechville logo at top and large pearl “Diamond Wing” inlay pattern. Compound 7-12″ radiused Ebony fingerboard repeats the diamond pattern and has “CLASSIC” inlaid in block at 19th fret. White side dots.

Pot construction is a 3-ply Maple rim with full 20-hole pre-War style flathead tone ring built into Nechville’s Heli-Mount adjusting system. Nickel Gotoh tuners with black buttons. These banjos have an easy-to-adjust neck angle system with adjustment access in heelcap. Traditional neck truss-rod adjustment access is above nut in peghead.

This is a well-made banjo that is practically new condition. It is set-up well, plays nice and sounds great. Comes with hard case.

1916 Vega Tubaphone “Garber Special” 5 String Banjo

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Here we have an extremely rare and perhaps one-of-a-kind Vega Tubaphone banjo with several unique features. Apparently, in 1915, Homer Chalet Garber, "the marvel of the banjo world" from Des Moines, Iowa, ordered a custom 5-string Tubaphone banjo from the Vega Company in Boston. Vega complied and presented him with this unique beauty.

The total length of this banjo is a mere 33” with a delightfully short and comfortable 23” scale. One would think that with this scale length that the size of the rim would be small as well. Not so, as this instruments has a 12.5” rim that produces boat loads of volume and tone, especially for such a comfortable-to-hold instrument.

The decorative aspects are in keeping with the Tubaphone style 3, with its combination of stars and pearl dot inlays. The peghead has a unique personalized inlay featuring the engraved logo “Garber Special”.  This instrument is in beautiful original condition, with nice low action and only minimal fret wear on the first two frets and nowhere else. There is one bracket and nut missing. The peg head sports unusual early geared side tuners and the 5th-string peg has been upgraded to a geared tuner. 
A newer custom hard case has been provided.


$2850.00  with hard case stk#VGB5037

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Deering Artisan Goodtime Americana 12” w/ Scoop & Gig Bag

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The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjo embodies Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company " to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day. So with improved tooling and a higher than normal dose of creativity, we bid farewell to our old friend the Classic Goodtime and welcome with open arms the stunning aesthetic of the new Artisan Goodtime Banjos.

The familiar rich dark brown stain, planetary tuning pegs and the addition of 5th string spikes at frets 7, 9, 10 for alternate tunings allows this light weight maple banjo to exceed the features customers wanted and needed. The violin-grade maple rim is made of the same wood used on the professional level Deering models and gives the Goodtime banjo a rich, full, round note distinction.

Light weight enough to travel with, convenient enough to keep by your easy chair at home, the Goodtime Artisan is great for hours of practice with a neck that is both comfortable to play and accurate to fret. This Goodtime banjo is not only beautiful to look at but will bring you hours of musical enjoyment. Features a 12" pot and frailing scoop.

$915.00

Gibson "Earl Scruggs" Standard Banjo

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I have for sale a nice, near mint Gibson Earl Scruggs standard model, built in 2000 (#4049). Gorgeous curly maple resonator and neck. Nickel hardware is nice, not pitted. Spike at 7th fret. Comes with a good strap plus picks, capo, and wrench in original hard Gibson case. A great banjo in fine condition, ready to pick.

I can't do it justice. Would like a cash sale:
$3650 plus shipping

Will consider a high quality openback banjo or Gibson guitar (ex J-45) in partial trade.

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Ad Number 171025
Posted: May 13, 2021 12:25 AM CDT

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Dick DANIELS

Athens GA 30606
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Gold Tone Bg-Mini With Bag

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If you teach banjo to kids, or have a child that REALLY wants to get serious about the five-string banjo, you are faced with a problem. Your eight- or ten-year-old is crazy talented, but playing a banjo that's bigger than he or she is can be a hurdle that's very hard to manage. You've perhaps gone the route of the "bargain" banjo; it's still full-sized and maybe it didn't play or sound that terrific, either. If you want to encourage a little picker, the Gold Tone BG-Mini is the only way to go. The Mini is a for-real, actual Bluegrass banjo that's been scaled down in size to provide pint-sized pickers with a professional-grade banjo. Its design echoes that of Gold Tone's BG-250F and features an eight-inch diameter head sitting on a rolled-brass rod tone ring, a two-way adjustable truss rod, bone nut, planetary tuners, geared fifth-string peg, and a complete pro setup in Gold Tone's Florida shop. The BG-Mini is tuned to open C (like the fifth fret of a standard banjo). This is NOT a novelty banjo; it's the real deal and adult players can use it as the ultimate travel banjo!

Various finish blems. I have a few of these. 499.99 each.

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Posted: May 12, 2021 03:19 PM CDT

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Titusville FL 32780

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Ute 12" Standard Openback Banjo

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$895.00

Scale Length: 26 1/4"
Nut Width: 1-5/32"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Peghead Overlay: None
Peghead Inlay: Buffalo nickel
Fret Markers: Dots
Spikes: 7
Tuners: Planetary with pearloid buttons
Finish: Natural neck with dark mocha pot
Rim Size: 12"
Rim Wood: 7 ply with maple veneer
Tone ring: None
Brackets: 14
Tailpiece: No Knot
Hardware: Antiqued
Head: Renaissance
Case: Ome gig bag

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UTE banjos are made in Boulder Colorado by the same folks who make OME banjos. This features a 12" pot with a renaissance head fitted to a 7 ply maple rim for a fantastic 'rounded' old-time tone while still maintaining the clarity and definition you'd want from a quality banjo. The tension hoop, brackets, and tuners are a beautifully antiqued gold and the pot is stained a deep mocha color. The Fretboard edge is beveled where the neck meets the pot to help give your clawhammer strum a little more room to breath. This includes a deluxe Ome gig bag.

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Posted: May 12, 2021 10:07 AM CDT

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Ode 13" Limited Edition Openback Banjo

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$1,695.00

Scale Length: 26.5"
Nut Width: 1-3/16ths"
Neck Wood: Curly maple
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Peghead Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Buffalo nickel, Ode logo on backside
Fret Markers: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, and 19
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: 7 and 9
Tuners: Planetary with gold hardware and amber buttons
Finish: Hand-rubbed matte
Rim Size: 13"
Rim Wood: Curly maple
Tonering: N/A
Brackets: 24
Tailpiece: No-knot
Head: Renaissance
Case: Superior gig bag
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The new Ode banjos from Ome Banjo Partnership have begun to trickle into our shop, and we couldn't be more excited. These instruments constitute an upgrade on Ome's Ute line, a series of high-quality parts banjos aimed at the beginner to intermediate player. Odes are hand-built by the legendary Chuck Ogsbury and sit somewhere in-between the Ute and the name-brand Odes. This one, however, is particularly unique, in that it has a 13" pot, giving it a huge resonance and tonal range that's downright uncanny to hear coming out of a banjo. The Limited Edition also has a radiused fretboard, making it more friendly to players with experience on the guitar or the mandolin. This instrument boasts a particularly beautiful curly maple pot and neck, and aged brass hardware common to many of the banjos we see from Ome. This instrument is ideal for the openback player looking for their next instrument who wants a big sound and a distinctive look, as well as a cool, hand-built instrument from a mover and shaker in banjo history. Our price includes a Superior resonator-size gig bag.

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Posted: May 12, 2021 10:04 AM CDT

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For all you lefty banjo players, this resonator banjo is quite the banger! Features include a 40-hole archtop tone ring, dark-stained maple rim, 22 rosewood fingerboard on maple neck, 1-piece flange, cloud fingerboard inlays, and more. In great shape and ready to play! Original hardshell case included. This left-handed resonator banjo is in excellent condition.

$1,250

SN 2804293
2008
EC
Gloss sunburst finish
White-bound mahogany resonator
Dark-stained 9/16” maple rim
11” head
Dual coordinator rods
1-piece flange
24 brackets
40 hole archtop tone ring
Straight-line tailpiece
Maple neck
22 fret bound rosewood fingerboard
Spikes at 7, 9 & 10th frets
“Cloud” fingerboard inlays
Planetary tuners and geared 5th string tuner
26-1/2” scale
1-1/4” nut
Maple headstock overlay features logo and torch inlays
Gold Tone inlay block at 21st fret
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Stewart Macdonald / Goldtone Bluegrass Banjo

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Stewart Macdonald bluegrass and tone ring pot from the 1980s. Approximately 2010 Goldtone maple OB neck. Recently finished, assembled and setup at Piccolo's Music. Popping, loud and cutting bluegrass banjo. Currently fitted with a 1980s NOS 5-star clear head.

$1000. Case extra, email for shipping.

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Posted: May 11, 2021 12:39 PM CDT

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Helena MT 59601
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Ute 12" Special Edition

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$1,095.00

Scale Length: 26.5"
Nut Width: 1.16"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Peghead Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Buffalo nickel
Fret Markers: 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, and 17
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: 7th fret
Tuners: Planetary with ivoroid buttons
Finish: Hand-rubbed tung oil
Rim Size: 12"
Rim Wood: Multi-ply maple
Tonering: None
Brackets: 24
Tailpiece: No-knot
Head: Renaissance
Armrest: Custom exotic wood
Case: Gig bag
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Where affordable openbacks are concerned, it's hard to do better than Ome Banjo Company's Ute line, a series of parts banjos aimed at the beginning to intermediate player who wants the thumpy, old-timey sound of an Ome at an affordable price. But while Utes have been designated as Ome's most basic line, a few upgrades - like the ones you see on this 12" Special Edition - turn a decent parts banjo into a truly sweet machine for the clawhammer-inclined. The Special Edition boasts a softer rosewood fretboard, an ebony headstock overlay and heel cap that make it look a little more like the company's Ode line, 24 brackets on the pot, and a beautiful exotic wood armrest. These upgrades ensure that the Ute doesn't simply end up being a beginner's instrument, but will provide years of enjoyment for the capable clawhammer banjo player. Comes with a padded Ome gig bag.

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Posted: May 11, 2021 10:39 AM CDT

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Ode Special Edition 12" Openback Banjo

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$1,895.00

Scale Length: 25.75"
Nut Width: 1.38"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Peghead Overlay: Rosewood
Peghead Inlay: Double star inlay in abalone and mother of pearl
Fret Markers: 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, and 15
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: 7th fret
Tuners: Planetary with amber buttons
Finish: Hand-rubbed tung oil
Rim Size: 12"
Rim Wood: Maple
Tonering: None
Brackets: 24
Tailpiece: No-knot
Head: Renaissance
Armrest: Mahogany
Case: Superior hard shell case
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Chuck Ogsbury's Ode line is designed as the ideal intermediate openback banjo for those players interested in a high quality instrument that can carry them to the next level, but every now and then we'll see one with additional appointments that starts to put it nearer to the Ome banjos that made Mr Ogsbury a Colorado legend. This wonderful Ode Special Edition 12" is one of those banjos, with a handful of beautiful upgrades that transform it into a new caliber of instrument. Most notable are the inlays: rather than the minimal design present on most Odes (mother of pearl fretboard dots and the now-trademark buffalo nickel in the headstock), the Special Edition features beautiful double-star inlays on the headstock as well as in the frailing scoop in abalone and mother of pearl. The full frailing scoop is also an upgrade over the side-scoop that usually comes stock on Odes and Utes. Overall though, there's simply a little more to this Ode than your standard, making for a wonderful experience for the serious banjo player.

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Posted: May 11, 2021 10:37 AM CDT

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$895.00

Scale Length: 26 5/16"
Nut Width: 1-3/16"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Peghead Overlay: None
Peghead Inlay: Buffalo nickel
Fret Markers: Dots at 3, 7, 9, 12, 15, and 17
Spikes: 7th fret
Tuners: Planetary with pearloid buttons
Rim Size: 11"
Rim Wood: 7 ply with maple veneer
Tone ring: None
Brackets: 24
Tailpiece: No-knot
Hardware: Antiqued brass
Head: Renaissance
Case: Ome gig bag

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Ute banjos are made in Boulder, Colorado by the same folks who make Ome banjos. This instrument features an 11" pot with a renaissance head fitted to a 7-ply maple rim for a fantastic 'rounded' old-time tone while still maintaining the clarity and definition you'd want from a quality banjo. The tension hoop, brackets, and tailpiece are a beautifully antiqued gold and the pot is stained a deep mocha color. The fretboard edge is beveled where the neck meets the pot to help give your clawhammer strum a little more room to breath. This includes a deluxe gig bag.

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Ad Number 170958
Posted: May 11, 2021 10:35 AM CDT

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Hopkins Mahogany Standard

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The Hopkins Mahogany Standard features a mahogany neck and quilted mahogany resonator, ebony fingerboard, star pattern, custom Hopkins tone ring, double action truss rod, nickel-plated metal parts, Waverly Two-Band Tuners, and a Kerschner Tail Piece. This model includes a hard case.

$4,199.00

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Crafters Of Tennessee Classic Maple Gold (2005)

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Handcrafted by Mark Taylor in Tennessee, the Classic Maple Gold is a fancy resonator banjo, with engraved gold hardware and highly figured maple. It features a one-piece flange and flathead tone ring. This resonator banjo is in excellent condition.

$2,600

SN177605
2005
EC
Sunburst finish
Highly figured maple neck and resonator
White-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard
Fancy pearl inlays,"CLASSIC" block inlay at 21st fret
Gold hardware
One-piece flange
Flathead tone ring
Engraved tension hoop, tailpiece and armrest
Ebony headstock overlay with fancy pearl and abalone inlays
"Crafters" truss rod cover
Planetary tuners with ivoroid buttons
Railroad spikes at frets 7, 9 & 10
1-3/16" nut, ~26-1/2" scale
Model on label is listed as "TBC-MPG",
Handcrafted in Tennessee by Mark Taylor
Faux snakeskin brown OHSC (green lining)

Kat Eyz Cougar Banjo

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$2,650.00

Great sounding Kat Eyz Cougar model with stunning Mahogany figure.

1 3/16 width at nut • Quilted Mahogany

SN# 156006 • EXC (-) condition

This Kat Eyz Cougar model banjo is a well made professional instrument. Designed by Mike Smith of the Kat Eyz Banjo and Bridges Company, this is a Mahogany banjo with special figure we will mention in depth below. Unique peg head with triple cut peg head waist and stylized peak. Ebony peg head overlay has Kat Eyz script logo on top and interesting inlays in center. Truss rod cover at bottom near nut. Bone nut. Flat Ebony fingerboard has more pearl inlays carrying the theme from the peg head, with pearl block at 15th fret showing engraved “cougar”. Comes with 5 R. R. Spikes professionally installed at A, Bb, B, C, and D. Moderate fret ware on first 5 frets. Nickel hardware, including Fultz adjustable T.P. Four main Waverly tuners and Gotoh 5th string tuner.

Mahogany banjo, made with excellent straight-grain Mahogany neck and spectacularly figured Quilted Mahogany. The neck was crafted by Robin Smith of Heartland Banjo Company. This Quilted Mahogany resonator is from Steve Gill of Gill Manufacturing and it is unbelievable with how much figure is packed into the back and sidewalls. Multiple Cream bindings along fingerboard and around top and back edge of resonator.

This banjo is built using all high grade standard hardware.

Banjo sounds good. Set up well, with Renaissance head and Kat Eyz bridge.

1997 Gibson RB-3 Reno Flying Eagle

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1997 Gibson RB-3 Reno Flying Eagle. This banjo is all original with normal head, bridge, and strings changed over the years. Gibson stamped Kulesh tone ring and flange. The 1997 is the last year that Gibson made the so called “Reno” pattern Flying Eagle. Comes with original “The Gibson” case with protective cover. Strap and D-tuners pictured are not included. No repairs and never had a 5th string capo installed. Spikes at 7-10. Normal blemishes and patina for age. No major scratches or deep buckle rash.

$3,199 plus $100 shipping

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Posted: May 10, 2021 10:43 AM CDT

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Wes Burke

Port St Joe Florida

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Gibson Used 1963 RB-250 Bowtie

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Here is a nice Gibson 1963 RB-250 Bowtie in good condition. It has a Sullivan conversion ring installed, but also includes the original arch top tone ring. The original tuners have also been replaced with Keith tuners. Includes a nice hard case.

Serial number: 118254

$3,195.00

Contact Bob or Alvin at Morgan Music for additional information.

Orpheum Super Orpheum 2 (C.1930)

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Orpheum was a brand built by William L. Lange. General construction is similar to some of his higher end Paramount banjos. This one has a 2-piece walnut neck with 7-piece center strip, large volute and carved heel. Walnut resonator, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays. Multi-layer headstock overlay with "SUPER / ORPHEUM / 2" logo over heart inlay. Built in New York, U.S.A. with period HSC (purple lining). VG-EC except could use minor work (taller bridge polish frets, restring, minor setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), plays ok.

$850

SN 17183
1930's
VG-EC
Natural semi-gloss finish
2-piece walnut neck with 7-piece center strip
Carved heel and large neck volute
U-shaped neck profile
Walnut resonator with wood marquetry on back
19-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays
Multi-layer headstock overlay with fancy pearl inlays
"SUPER / ORPHEUM / 2" logo over heart inlay
~5/8" rim with rosewood cap and rope marquetry
11-1/8" Remo frosted top head
24 brackets, 2 level grooved tension hoop
Arched brass tone hoop
"4-leaf clover" holes flange stamped "PATENTED / 1550826
Replacement maple dowel stick with overlay of original stamped "LANGE-MADE"
"Hot dog" armrest, swivel lock tailpiece
1-1/8" nut, ~22-7/8" scale
Built by William L. Lange in New York, U.S.A.
Period HSC (purple lining)
Replacement tuning machines (filled screw holes)
Could use minor work (taller bridge, polish frets, restring and minor setup, etc. - sold AS-IS). Plays ok

Bart Reiter Whyte Laydie Banjo, Excellent Condition

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In 1982, Bart Reiter started making wonderfully accurate reproductions of Fairbanks/Vega style 5 string banjos. This example dates from 1988 and features very precise engraving on the pearl inlays, a neck with more figure to it than the Original early 20th century #2 models, and a great set-up (just serviced by west coast banjo legend Larry Cohea). The frets show barely any wear, the tuners are Five Star 4/1 gears. The plating looks nearly new. There's a small scratch on the bottom of the shell, but otherwise the banjo basically looks new. The sound is a very similar indeed to the originals from 100 years ago, clear and brilliant, with tonal richness. Incidentally, Bart Reiter is retiring this year, and ceased making this and his other fancy models some time ago. It comes in a recent Superior brand hard shell "bump" case. The shell measures 11", and the scale length is 26 1/4". Feel free to ask any questions you might have. If you live in the San Francisco bay area and wish to try it out, that can be arranged. You can see more pictures on my Reverb listing. Asking price $2,395, trades possible.

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Ad Number 170885
Posted: May 9, 2021 06:56 PM CDT

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Tony Marcus

Select or enter United States 94606
US

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Gold Tone Banjola Deluxe FS - $700 Cad/ $575 Usd

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I've had this banjola for about 10 years. This model is no longer manufactured by Gold Tone. Photos available on through the link above.
Here are the specs:
* 5-string banjo neck on a Celtic-style mandola/octave mandolin body
* Gloss natural finish on solid spruce top
* Dark stained maple back, rims and neck
* 22-fret ebony fingerboard
* Pearl hearts and flowers inlays
* 1 1/4" nut
* ~26 1/4" scale
* Ebony bridge with insert
* Gold hardware
* White bound body and fretboard
* Five geared tuners with pearloid buttons

Sweet, woody sounding 5-string banjola!

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Ad Number 170884
Posted: May 9, 2021 03:04 PM CDT

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David Berger

Peterborough Ontario K9J 4S8
Canada

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Gold Tone MM-150 For Sale - $850 Cad/ $700 Usd

Gold Tone MM-150 For Sale - $850 Cad/ $700 Usd

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This banjo is 16 years old and is in mint condition. Price is both fair and firm - These list for $1100 + tax CAD. See link for photos.
Gold Tone has made affordable banjos for many years, and the Gold Tone MM-150 Mountain Maple was their first open back model. It features maple construction, a Whyte Laydie tone ring, and a Remo Renaissance head.
Here’s Gold Tone on the MM-150 Mountain Maple Openback Banjo:
“The Maple Mountain 150 exemplifies Gold Tone’s mission: to give you the best instrument for your money. The MM-150 was our first openback banjo and it still offers features found on many higher-priced banjos for less than you’d expect to pay.
The Gold Tone MM-150 half-inch-thick maple rim carries an authentically-designed Whyte Laydie -style scalloped three-piece brass tone ring under an eleven-inch Remo Renaissance head. Premium parts include a comfortable maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with snowflake inlays, vintage Fairbanks-style headstock design, planetary tuners, Vega-style armrest, and No Knot tailpiece.”

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Posted: May 9, 2021 02:54 PM CDT

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David Berger

Peterborough Ontario K9J 4S8
Canada

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Gold Tone Banjola Deluxe FS - $700 Cad/ $575 Usd

Carolina Banjo Company Walnut Mountain Banjo (Fretless)

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TME is happy to be stocking the gorgeous handmade banjos from North Carolina native, Ryan Navey (aka The Carolina Banjo Company). Mr. Navey's banjos add some welcome diversity to our banjo inventory, and would be a great choice for anyone interested in a warmer, Roundpeak-style old-time voice. This lovely little fretless mountain banjo has a thick, warm tone; and it's handsomely inlaid with side dots (helpful guides if you're thinking of dipping your toe into the water of fretless banjo). Priced with gig bag.

$2,350.00

Walnut construction
11 1/4" Rim
Hide head
Gotoh Tuners
24 & 5/8" Scale
1 & 1/4" Nut width

2015 Stelling Crusader

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$3,595.00

Case: Original hardshell case

This is a fantastic example of Geoff Stelling's first mahogany model banjo since 1978. The neck sports a new peghead profile, script logo, and slightly longer scale length. Stelling's patented tone-ring is mounted on the Tony Pass 600TS old wood rim (Lost Timbre). This model sports a straight nut and compensated bridge (as opposed to the traditional Stelling compensated nut). Overall in excellent condition with virtually no fret wear. Spikes at 7, 8, 9 & 10. With original Stelling case.

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About us: Lowe Vintage Instrument Company specializes in bringing our customers the finest vintage fretted instruments in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Since opening our storefront in downtown Burlington, North Carolina in 2014, we have been recognized by NAMM as one of the top music retailers in the world with their annual “Top 100 Dealer” award for three consecutive years. Whether you’re looking to buy your very first vintage instrument or want to sell a lifetime’s collection, we appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

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Posted: May 9, 2021 02:13 PM CDT

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Lowe Vintage Instrument Co.
327 S Main St.
Burlington NC 27215
USA

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1938 National Style 35 Tricone
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2013 Stelling Banjo Red Fox

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When introduced in the mid-1990s, this Red Fox model was Stelling's best-selling banjo, and for fans of Bill Emerson's banjo playing nothing less would do. That was a while ago, but even if you're not a follower of the Country Gentlemen and Bill Emerson, you have to give credit to Geoff Stelling for putting a fox on the headstock of a banjo. This example is original throughout and in almost perfect condition, just a few light surface marks to the lacquer, and comes with the original case.

$3,850.00

MODEL: RED FOX 5 STRING
NUT WIDTH: 1 1/4"
SCALE LENGTH: 26 3/8"
FRETBOARD MATERIAL: EBONY
NECK MATERIAL: CURLY MAPLE
FLANGE: DIE CAST
RESONATOR: CURLY MAPLE
SHELL: TONY PASS 600TS OLD WOOD RIM
TONE RING: STELLING BELL BRONZE
TOTAL FRETS: 22
CASE: ORIG. HARD
SERIAL NO: 6955
DIAMETER: 11"

The Gryphone Advantage: This instrument has been personally setup by a member of our repair staff. Gryphon’s sustained commitment to quality ensures that no instrument not at optimal playing condition is sold. This comes with a lifetime discount on future repair and customizations.

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Acoustic guitars, mandolins, and banjos are still the mainstays at Gryphon, as they have been for over 45 years, though our inventory of steel guitars and ukuleles continues to grow as well. In recent years an important part of our growth has been in instruments by very small companies and individual makers, as we continue to keep one foot, or at least several toes, outside the mainstream music industry.