Other Used Banjos

Index: 10084
Maker: Alvarez
Year: Late '1970's
Notes:

Quite a nice Mastertone-copy.

Thick Rim, Flat-Head Tone-Ring, Tube and Plate Flange.

Basically Un-Played, but the resonator shows signs of usage with scratches and other minor finish damage.

Well-made, Great Sound and Playability.

Serial:
Condition: Excellent
Case: ssc
Price: $475.00
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Index: 10053
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1929
Notes:

Late 1920's B&D Montana Silver Bell #1 Tenor Banjo.

A model with the  full-scale elevated fingerboard, this neck has 19 frets to the body with another 5 frets over the head.

The heel-carving is professional-grade, but may be after-market. Same is true with the gold-plating.

The Knee-mute apparatus is included, but not presently attached to the dowel-stick... It looks to be in stellar condition.

Sad to say, the knee-lever  "Spoon" is missing... possibly ran away with the dish.

Neck is straight, low action, recent re-fret. Gold-plated old Planets with Mother-of-Pearl knobs.

Nice, original hard shell case.

Serial: #27136
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1850.00
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Index: 10133
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1928
Notes:

Mid-range B&D product, full 19 frets.

Minor finish wear in first position, but little or no fingerboard and fret wear.

Totally Original with great playability. Original hard case.

Serial: #25293
Condition: Ex-fine
Case: orig hsc
Price: $850.00
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Index: 10075
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1934
Notes:

An all-original B&D tenor banjo, except for the tuning machines which have been replaced with modern planetary geared pegs.

Modest forward-bow, but action is low with great playability.

Excellent original hard shell case.

From an Estate, offered AS-IS

Serial: #34063
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: hsc
Price: $295.00
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Index: 10143
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1928
Notes:

Extra-Fine condition;

straight neck, low action; finish wear on back of neck but almot no playing wear.

Silver Bell tone-ring.

Knee-mute. Great Original Condition.

 

 

Serial: #24543
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1195.00
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Index: 10132
Maker: Bacon Banjo Co.
Year: 1922
Notes:

11 1/2" Rim.

20" Scale.

Gold-Plated. Personalized Armrest.

Minor playing wear..

Straight Neck, Low Action,

All original.

Mother-of-Pearl tuning knobs.

Snap-in resonator back fits great.

Serial: #6902
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2099.00
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Index: 10002
Maker: Banner Blue by Lange
Year: ca. 1920
Notes:

A sturdy, but lighter-weight short-scale tenor banjo from

Wm. Lange, banjo-maker extraordinaire.

10 1/2" rim with 24" scale.

Heavy-duty brass bracket-band provides stability while the wooden tone-ring 

delivers snappy, yet non-metallic response.

Marginal chip-board case.

Serial: None
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: yes
Price: $325.00
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Index: 9974
Maker: Deering
Year: 2000
Notes:

Deering Flathead Tenor Banjo.

Un-played, but with a few dings.

Original TKL hard case.

 

Serial: #8311
Condition: Ex-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1575.00
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Index: 10064
Maker: Epiphone
Year: 1929
Notes:

Late '20's Epiphone Recording A Plectrum Banjo.

Nicely refinished some years ago; all-original metal parts lovingly chrome-plated about the same time.

One ding in resonator finish.

Original Grover 2-Band geared pegs. Neck straight, fret wear.

Nearly mint Vega-style  banjo case from the 1960's.

From a Private Collection: Offered AS-IS. 

 

Serial: #7260
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: hsc
Price: $1795.00
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Index: 10062
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1921
Notes:

Tuned to cello-tuning, an octave below tenor banjo, CGDA.

Gibson seems to have made very few of these 14" banjos. Calf-skin head.

Absolutely original down to last nut. Condition slightly used. Straight neck, low action.

Got to be THE nicest example. Original Hard case in stunning condition.

Serial: #11413-5
Condition: Extra-Fine and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $3499.
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Index: 9522
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1966
Notes:
Serial: #600396
Condition: Extra-Fine
Case: hsc
Price: $1150.00
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Index: 9867
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1925
Notes:

First Year Gibson Mastertone.

Ball-Bearing Arch-Top Mastertone.

Shot-Gun holes in tone-ring skirt.

Serial: #8021-15
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: hsc
Price: $2300.
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Index: 7973
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1964
Notes:

3-ply maple rim, flat-head Mastertone tone ring

Serial: #171516
Condition: VG-Exc
Case:
Price: $975.00
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Index: 10029
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1967
Notes:

All-Original 1967 Gibson TB-100.

As Shiny as New.

Very Minor playing wear.

A serious finish "burn" from the neck-cradle in the case.

Also there is an imprint of a strap in the finish on the back  of the resonator.

Both finish issues can probably be traced to heat.

 

 

Serial: #061196
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1175.00
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Index: 10154
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1980
Notes:

All-Original and Un-Played.

20-Hole Flathead Tone-Ring on a 5-Ply Maple Rim.

Minty conditon with original Gibson Hard Case.

 

Serial: #83220053
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1295.00
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Index: 9804
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1978
Notes:

Gibson Flat-Head Mastertone Tenor Banjo.

Nice Example, Very minor playing wear.

Serial: #70108028
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1195.00
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Index: 10012
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1920's
Notes:

Nice Custom Gibson tenor by Jim Stull of Texas. Original '20's TB-3 neck, and possibly original flange and hardware, with modern 3-ply maple

rim and JLS Flat-Head Tone-Ring.

Engraved MOP inlays on fingerboard, Like-New Gold-Plating.

Great Set-Up, New TKL hard case.

Serial: #800-4
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: hsc
Price: $1950.
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Index: 9970
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1925
Notes:

First Year Gibson Ball-Bearing Arch-Top Tone-Ring.

Original 2-tab Grover pegs replaced with modern planetary geared pegs.

Reproduction resonator thumb-screws.

Minor repair on resonator side.

Serial: 8041-23
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2200.
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Index: 9971
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1926
Notes:

Ball-Bearing Arch-Top Tone-Ring.

All-Original, One Owner.

Minor seam separation on resonator side.

 

 

Serial: #8425-38
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2300.00
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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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