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: $1050.00
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Index: 10539
Maker: Bacon
Year: ca. 1920
Notes:

An All-Original Banjo-Mandolin with a Skin Head and Great Playability.

Famous Bacon Tone-Ring.

10" Rim.

 

Serial: #6246
Condition: VG-Excellent
Case: none
Price: $595.00
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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: $895.00
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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: $3200.
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Index: 10503
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1920's
Notes:

Excellent Mid-1920's B&D Silver Bell #1 Plectrum Banjo.

Good Neck and Action.

All-Original.

Planet Geared Pegs.

Never had a Mute.

Original Hard Shell Case.

Serial: #15780
Condition: Ex-Fine and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1395.00
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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: $1295.00
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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: $2295.00
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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: 10480
Maker: Epiphone
Year: 1929
Notes:

Top-of-the-Line Beltone Artist Tenor Banjo, manufactured by Epiphone

late 1920's. Walnut neck and resonator with ebony fingerboard.

Gold-plated hardware including Grover 2-tab geared pegs.

Pictured of presumed Caravelle [Nina, Pinta or Santa Maria, your choice] on back of resonator.

Straight neck, good action, original Rogers skin head.

Tailpiece cover needs repair.

All-Original, One Owner, Minor Playing wear,

Excellent original "Alligator" hard shell case.

 

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1295.0
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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: $2295.00
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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: 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: 10532
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1926
Notes:

Gibson TB-3 with Ball-Bearing arch-top tone-ring.

Terrific original condition with No Issues.

One-Owner Banjo.

Offered AS-Found.

Serial: #8425-81
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2100.00
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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: 10526
Maker: Paramount
Year: 1920's
Notes:

A fine Rosewood Tenor Banjo from Paramount, Wm. Lange's Top Brand.

Old refret with slightly larger frets than original.

Original Page geared pegs were replaced by 1970-era planetary geared pegs.

Neck appears to have been refinished at the same time. Neck is straight and playable

and all hardware and parts are original with bright nickel-plating.

The resonator has two short missing pieces of the binding rings on the back.

Pretty nice original hard case.

Serial: #12576
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1095.00
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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.

Oddly, it has a 14" scale length which might suggest a Banjo-Ukulele, and  in fact is presently strung with Aquila 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: orig hsc
Price: $495.00
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