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: $Reduced to $950.00
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Index: 10470
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1925
Notes:

A lovely and straight B&D Silver Bell Plectrum Banjo.

Seemingly restored some years ago with refinish

and re-plating. Otherwise All-Original.

The Knee-Mute has been disconnected, but most all of the required

parts are included.

Non-Original Hard Shell Case.

Serial: #16194
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $2095.00
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Index: 10475
Maker: Deering
Year: 1995
Notes:

As nice a Deering 6-String Guitar-Banjo

as one could find anywhere.

Almost un-played and original, with straight neck, 

low action, non-original hard case.

Serial: #4363
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: hsc
Price: $1295.00
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Index: 10564
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1930
Notes:

A nice players' open-back tenor banjo by Gibson.

18 frets,

Short-Scale 20 1/2".

10 1/2" rim.

Although the rim and the neck are from the same period of Gibson manufacture,

there is reason to believe that the rim was originally paired with a Mandolin neck.

 

Serial: None
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: none
Price: $395.00
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Index: 10468
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1926
Notes:

An early PB-Granada.

A heavy flat-head conversion tone-ring has been professionally installed with no alteration or cutting of the rim.

The original Ball-Bearing tone-ring is missing, as are the springs and ball-bearings that supported it.

The original slotted tension hoop has been replaced with a modern Gibson notched hoop. The Hook and Nut sets

appear to be modern replacements. Otherwise, this banjo is in used, but excellent and original condition.

 

Serial: #8214-13
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $6100.00
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Index: 10547
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1924
Notes:

TB-5 Tenor Banjo.

18 frets. 10 1/2" Rim.

Moccasin Peghead.

Pretty much all-original.

Missing Tailpiece Cover.

Plays fine; Celtic tuning.

 

Serial: #11141A-38
Condition: excellent & Original
Case: hsc
Price: $1495.00
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Index: 10561
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1924
Notes:

Top-of-the-Line Gibson Banjo in 1924.

Mocassin Headstock, Gold-Plated, including modern Gold ABM Planet pegs.

Missing the Trap-Door and Original Tailpiece. 

10 1/2" rim with 21" Scale

17 Frets.

Celtic Tuning.

New TKL Hard Shell Case

Serial: #11097A-36
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1495.00
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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: 10589
Maker: Vega
Year: 1930
Notes:

A Well-Played stock Vega Artist, mostly Original with a few of the Individual Flanges replaced.

The pot retains much of the gold-plating, but most of the hooks have lost

the gold and are indeed somewhat corroded. Tailpiece has a modern replacement cover.

The neck-profile has been slightly thinned. There is fret-wear to be found, but the action is good and banjo plays well.

10 15/16" Tubaphone rim, engraved pearl inlays.

Gold-Plated Planet Pegs, Pie-Section Resonator.

Original Hard Case.

Serial: #89313
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1395.00.
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Index: 10529
Maker: Vega
Year: 1919
Notes:

Fairbanks by the Vega Co.

A good player's banjo-mandolin, straight neck and low action

[unlike many other 100 year-old Banjo-mandolins].

10 1/8" rim, 13" scale length.

Skin Head.

Sorry, No case.

Serial: #35268
Condition: Excellent
Case: none
Price: $425.00
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Index: 10531
Maker: Vega
Year: 1916
Notes:

A very nice example of a Fairbanks by the Vega Co.

4-String Melody Banjo, meant to be tuned like a mandolin,

Or it's a Banjo Uke with its scale length of 13"

and presently the banjo is strung with Aquila banjo-ukulele strings.

10 1/8" rim. A barely functional case is provided with it.

Old No-Knot tailpiece and period Planet geared pegs.

Serial: #32105
Condition: excellent & Original
Case: yes
Price: $725.00
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Index: 10535
Maker: Vega
Year: 1924
Notes:

Good playable 17-fret Short-Scale Vega Tenor Banjo.

All Original And Excellent.

Serial: #62063
Condition: Excellent
Case: ssc
Price: $445.00
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Index: 10521
Maker: Vega
Year: 1929
Notes:

Vega Style M Tubaphone Tenor Banjo.

Large 11 13/16" rim with 21" scale length.

Small diameter pie-plate resonator that fits flush to the banjo without flanges.

This banjo is all-original but has playing wear.

The original hard case in good condition is included.

Serial: #86676
Condition: VG-Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $899.00
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Index: 10502
Maker: Vega
Year: 1924
Notes:

A hard-to-find Vega Style R Whyte Laydie Tenor Banjo with the large-size 11 13/16" rim.

Short-Scale [21"] Tenor with 17 Frets.

All-original pot with nice skin head.

The neck is also original, but has considerable finish wear and, indeed an ugly scratch 

down the treble side of the neck.

Good straight neck with medium fret-wear and good action

and strung in Celtic Tuning.

Original case eminently salvageable.

Serial: #56837
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1150.00
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Index: 10573
Maker: Vega
Year: 1921
Notes:

An Original Whyte Laydie Short-Scale Tenor Banjo,

20" Scale on the 10 3/4" Whyte Laydie Rim with 17 Frets.

There's been some binding repair and an

unfortunate small chip out of the top of the back of the headstock.

Serial: #43006
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: ssc
Price: $1050.00
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Index: 10407
Maker: Vega
Year: 1926
Notes:

10 15/16" Tubaphone Rim.

27" Scale Length.

Straight Neck, Good Action.

Lightly-Played.

New Hard Case.

Serial: #71319
Condition: Excellent & Original
Case: hsc
Price: $995.00
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Index: 10584
Maker: Vega
Year: 1909/1910
Notes:

A Fine, Original and Very Early 10 3/4" Tubaphone pot from 1909

Combined with a 1910 Tubaphone Tenor Neck.

The neck features Original Engraved M-O-P Inlays, like the Peghead Gryphon,

that have been augmented by some additional  fingerboard inlays which we believe

were supplied by Master Banjo Artist Doug Unger.

21" Scale with 22 frets. Stew-Mac 5-Star Planetary Geared Pegs.

Skin Head.

The Neck has been Professionally Refinished and plays Beautifully.

A Period Vega Hard Case is included.

 

Serial: #25153, #26970
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: hsc
Price: $1495.00
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Index: 10428
Maker: Vega
Year: 1928
Notes:

Vegaphone Professional Tenor Banjo with Tubaphone Tone-Ring.

Ancient and possibly original Gold-Plating.

Original Planet geared pegs are Nickel.

The period Vega resonator may be a replacement.

Neck is straight with some fret-wear.

Original hard case.

Offered on an AS-IS basis.

Serial: #82746
Condition: VG-Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1195.00
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