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: $395.00
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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: $750.00
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Index: 10198
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1924
Notes:

A 10" B&D Silver Bell banjo rim. Round-Hole Flange.

This banjo has had the attention of past banjo mechanics,

Pretty much AS-FOUND and  offered on an AS-IS basis.

Plays OK.

Pretty Nice Original Hard Case

 

Serial: #12094
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $695.00
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Index: 10287
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1927
Notes:

B&D Silver Bell #1.

All-Original Pot.

Probable and Very Professional  Repro Plectrum Neck with Bacon-style heel-carving.

Straight Neck, Great Player.

 

Serial: #22011
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1075.00
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Index: 10286
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1925
Notes:

A well-played B&D tenor banjo, largely original but

there has been some professional restoration.

Neck was refinished years ago. Modern planetary tuning pegs

have replaced  the originals [probably some type of Screw-On Grovers].

Recent Re-fret. The pot is all-original, including all the hardware and the Oettinger finger-style tailpiece.

Period hard case in usable condition.

Serial: #17927
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1195.00
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Index: 10281
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1929
Notes:

Good student tenor banjo from Bacon & Day.

Basically all-original except for the extra 2 holes in the peg-head

which with 2 extra pegs allowed for the pairing of the first and second strings.

[These extra pegs are now missing and not included.]

Neck is straight with some modest fret-wear.

Replaced tailpiece.

Cool period Elton pick-guard optional.

Serial: #28046
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $450.00
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Index: 10288
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1930
Notes:

An excellent Sultana #1 Silver Bell plectrum banjo with some up-grading including a fresh gold-plating.

Straight Neck, Great Player.

Old Gold Planet Pegs.

Overspray-caused finish-checking on resonator back.

Serial: #29351
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1595.00
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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: 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: $1475.00
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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: $6700.00
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Index: 10256
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1937
Notes:

10 1/2" 3-ply maple shell with brass-hoop tone-ring.

Seems to have been professionally refinished some time in the past, possibly by Gibson.

A lovely, straight instrument with great playability.

Otherwise all original.

Original Chipboard Case in disreputable condition.

Serial: #920-1
Condition: Excellent
Case: ssc
Price: $650.00
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Index: 10235
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1950
Notes:

Early post-war Gibson banjo,

Maple rim, 1-piece flange, 

Double-bound resonator with rings.

Outstanding original condition.

Offered AS-IS in AS-Found condition.

Serial: #3399-84
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: hsc
Price: $1695.00
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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: $1995.00
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Index: 10274
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1926
Notes:

1926 TB-3 Ball-Bearing Arch-Top Tenor Banjo

in Exceptional Condition.

All-Original One-Owner Banjo,

very minor playing-wear and a few light scratches.

Original Grover Two-Tab Tuning Pegs and Grover Presto Tailpiece.

Nice Original Hard Case.

2nd Nicest One We've Had.

Serial: #8482-147
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2195.00
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Index: 10293
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1927
Notes:

A True One-Owner Gibson Banjo.

No-Hole Arch-Top Tone-Ring.

Tube & Plate Flange.

Original Calf-Skin Head.

Minor Playing Wear.

All the Bells & Whistles:

Pick-Guard, Grover Pick-Holder, 

Grover Geared Pegs, Grover Presto Tailpiece.

Original Gibson Wrench, Banjo Mute,

Vintage Gibson String Box.

 Original Hard Case.

Serial: #8823-8
Condition: Excellent & Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $$2950.00
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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: 10163
Maker: Lange
Year: late 1920's
Notes:

Great Tenor Banjo from WM. Lange.

Walnut Neck and Resonator.

Brass-hoop tone-ring.

Straight neck, great action.

Totally original and largely un-played.

Note the in-set gold-sparkle seatings for the friction tuners.

Stays in tune, snappy tone.

Nearly perfect original hard case.

Serial: none
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $450.00
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Index: 9887
Maker: Orpheum
Year: 1919
Notes:

Top-of-the Line Orpheum #3 Banjo-Mandolin.

Good neck and Action. Some playing wear.

All-Original.

Serial: #7315
Condition:
Case: orig hsc
Price: $675.00
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