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: 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: 10479
Maker: Bacon
Year: ca. 1925
Notes:

An interesting Bacon Plectrum banjo, presumably a Style B

in remarkably un-touched condition, except for a couple of things:

The original tuners have been replaced by planetary pegs, leaving old screw-holes behind.

The banjo is inexplicably missing the original dowel-stick.

Nice original armrest and Grover Presto tailpiece.

The tone-ring is similar to a Vega Little Wonder, but beefier.

Plays Fine.

Deep Resonator.

 Original Hard Case.

Serial: #16444
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $550.00
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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: 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: $1100.
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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: $1395.00
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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: 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: $1795.00
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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: $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: $6800.00
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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: $1095.00
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Index: 10471
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1928
Notes:

Well-Played, but Excellent and Original.

40-Hole Arch-Top Tone-Ring.

Grover Geared Pegs and Grover Presto Taipiece.

Serial: #8977-39
Condition: Excellent & Original
Case: hsc
Price: $2750.00
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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: 10488
Maker: Vega
Year: 1924
Notes:

A good used Vega Little Wonder short-scale 17-fret tenor banjo.

Strung for Celtic Style playing. 10 15/16" Rim.

Presently has the original Grover friction tuning pegs with ivoroid buttons,

but would benefit from the installation of a good set of planetary geared pegs.

Good neck and action.

Original hard shell case in salvageable condition.

 

 

Serial: #62063
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $450.00
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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: $495.00
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Index: 10512
Maker: Vega
Year: 1926
Notes:

Student Vega Tenor..Short-Scale with 17 frets.

Basic hoop tone-ring.

10 15/16" head with 21" Scale.

Mahogany neck. Relatively light-weight, but still packs a punch.

Original skin head. Friction pegs with ivoroid buttons.

Celtic tuning.

Serial: #70554
Condition: Ex-Fine and Original
Case:
Price: $495.00
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