Other Used Banjos

Index: 10430
Maker: Bacon
Year: Early 1920's.
Notes:

Short-Scale Tenor Banjo with  21" Scale.

11 1/2" Rim with Silver Bell Tone-Ring

and snap-in back.

Cremona Brown Sunburst.

Original Grover spring-loaded tuners.

Strung with Celtic-tuning strings. 

Pretty much original and AS-Found condition with a couple of minor binding repairs.

Some fretwear.

Original Hard Case is serviceable and restorable condition.

Offered AS-IS

[An excellent choice for a reproduction 5-string neck].

 

Serial: #8306
Condition: VG-Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1150.00
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Index: 10459
Maker: Bacon
Year: 1921
Notes:

17-Fret Bacon Tenor Banjo.

Hollow-rim construction with famous Bacon tone-ring.

11" Rim.

Some playing wear but straight and original.

 

Serial: #6157
Condition: Excellent & Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $995.00
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Index: 10347
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1928
Notes:

Excellent and attractive Montana #3 Silver Bell Plectrum.

Serial: #25123
Condition: excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $3900.
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Index: 10354
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1925
Notes:

Nice mid-'20's Silver Bell #1 Tenor banjo.

Never had a knee-mute, but hole in rim allows for the installation of one.

Good Post-War hard case.

Serial: #18120
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1200.
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Index: 10355
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1927
Notes:

A great one-owner Silver Bell #1 Tenor Banjo with extended fingerboard.

Includes original knee-mute.

Original Hard Case.

Minor playing wear.

Serial: #23528
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1395.00
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Index: 10417
Maker: Epiphone
Year: ca. 1925
Notes:

Epiphone Recording Artist Tenor Banjo.

Minor veneer damage on back of resonator.

Partial old re-fret.

Interesting less-deep Resonator.

Original tailpiece seems to have been replaced by a vintage Oettinger finger-style Tailpiece.

Original hard case in usable and salvageable condition.

We are offering this banjo "AS-IS"

Serial: #5712
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1995.00
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Index: 10427
Maker: Epiphone
Year: Mid-1920's
Notes:

An All-Original Recording B Plectrum Banjo.

Gold-Plated.

Solid Brazilian Rosewood Neck with Ebony fingerboard

and Engraved Pearl Inlays. Brazilian RW-veneered Resonator and Rim.

Grover Gears with M-O-P Knobs.

Original Tailpiece replaced with period Oettinger Tailpiece.

[There is an Original Armrest undergoing repair]

Original Hard-Shell Case.

Neck is straight, modest fretwear.

In AS-FOUND condition and offered AS-IS.

 

 

Serial: #5877
Condition: VG-Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2695.00
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Index: 10441
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1922
Notes:

This is the BIG Gibson Guitar-Banjo:

14" Rim with Trap-Door.

Basically in wonderful original condition, but with two

issues: The little latch gizmo that holds the trap-door closed is

busted, but probably repairable. 

[Trap-door is presently secured with a rawhide string.]

The Neck has a bit of forward bow causing highish action.

The Tailpiece, Bridge and Ivoroid Pick-Guard are all original equipment.

Serial: #11727-3
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: yes
Price: $1595.00
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Index: 10254
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1930's
Notes:

The Very Rare Minty Kel Kroyden TB-11 with the Original 40-hole arch-top Tone-Ring.

Nicest One, with original Grover Geared Pegs and the Grover Window-Frame Tailpiece.

With minty original hard case.

Museum Quality.

 

Serial: None
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $4700.00
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Index: 10370
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1922
Notes:

Original and straight.

10 1/2" rim.

Low action, great playability.

Original Hard Case

Serial: #11723-15
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $695.00
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Index: 10405
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1928
Notes:

Some scratches on the back of the resonator, but otherwise 

Extra-Fine and Original. Straight Neck, low action,

almost un-played.

Grover "window-frame" Tailpiece.

Nice, original Hard Case.

 

Serial: #9096-19
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1095.00
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Index: 10315
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1965
Notes:

This banjo is something of a jumble or Harlequin.

1] Nice '60's Gibson TB-250 Neck.

2] Probably not Gibson, but professionally built Mastertone-style pot with 

best bronze hardware on a 3-ply maple rim, including a 20-hole flat-head tone-ring.

3] Mahogany resonator that appears to be from a 1990's Gibson RB-3 Mastertone.

4] Original 1960's Gibson Hard-Shell Case

 

Serial: #33xxxx
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1195.00
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Index: 10168
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1927
Notes:

Nice all-original TB-4. One-Owner banjo, stored for decades.

Mahogany Neck and Resonator.

Made in 1927, but none-the-less features the 40-hole arch-top tone-ring.

One short section of resonator lip was cracked at some point in the past.

Original Hard case. 

Offered on an AS-Found and AS-IS basis.

 

Serial: #8836-13
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $Price Reduced $3050.00
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Index: 9489
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1924
Notes:
Serial: #11170A-16
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: hsc
Price: $895.
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Index: 10409
Maker: Slingerland
Year: ca. 1930
Notes:

A 17-Fret Short-Scale Tenor Banjo

with 10 3/4" rim and 21" Scale.

Old Skin Head over some sort of Arch-Top Tone-Ring.

Well-Traveled with Minor Fretwear, Straight Neck 

and Low Action.

Pretty much All-Original with Grover pegs with Ivoroid Buttons.

A Good Banjo for Celtic Tuning.

Serial: None
Condition: VG-EXC
Case:
Price: $275.00
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Index: 10275
Maker: Vega
Year: 1929
Notes:

1929 Vega Little Wonder Tenor Banjo.

19 frets. Open-Back. A little fret-wear,

A little forward bow, but nice low action.

Modern German ABM Planetary Geared Pegs.

New TKL Hard case.

Serial: #87032
Condition: VG-Exc
Case: hsc
Price: $595.00
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Index: 10411
Maker: Vega
Year: 1930
Notes:

A well-traveled Vegaphone Soloist Tenor Banjo,

one model below the Vega Artist.

These banjos were partially gold-plated and this example

exhibits old gold on the flanges, tension-hoop,

clam-shell tailpiece, Vega armrest and the Grover geared pegs.

Engraved pearl inlays.

Old refret, good neck and action.

Serial: #91970
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1295.00
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Index: 10356
Maker: Vega
Year: 1922
Notes:

11 13/16" Tubaphone Rim.

21" Scale Length.

Great example.

Serial: #50594
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1250.00
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Index: 10357
Maker: Vega
Year: 1921
Notes:

10 11/16" Tubaphone Rim.

19 1/2" Scale Length.

A Sterling and Straight example with minor playing wear.

 

Serial: #45803
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1150.00
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Index: 10326
Maker: Vega
Year: 1925
Notes:

Short-Scale 17-Fret Whyte Laydie Tenor Banjo.

10 15/16" Head.

20 1/2" Scale length.

Calf-Skin Head, other options available.

Celtic Tuning.

Straight neck, Low Action.

Would Benefit from a Good Set-Up and a Set of Planetary Geared Pegs.

Original Hard Case.

Offered AS-IS

 

Serial: #64857
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: orig hsc
Price: $895.00
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