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: 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: 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: $295.00
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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: 10251
Maker: Epiphone
Year: late '20's
Notes:

Mid-range tenor banjo from Epiphone,

late 1920's. Full Scale 19-fret neck.

Heavy maple rim, 1-piece X-flange.

Nice neck, little played, repaired peg-head "wing".

Replaced tailpiece. 

Serial: #7632
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: yes
Price: $695.00
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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: 10250
Maker: Epiphone
Year: ca. 1924
Notes:

Early version of Epiphone's top-line Recording Banjo.

The large brass-hoop is one of three parts to this heavy-duty

arch-top tone-ring. One-piece flange.

Well-played, but no real damage. Bit of marquetry damage on resonator side.

Top 1/8" maple veneer has an old humidity crack on resonator back, but it is solid.

Hardware appears to be all-original.

Neck is straight. Bass-side fingerboard binding has been deftly replaced.

Calf-skin head.

Presumably original Grover spring-loaded friction tuners...

Banjo would benefit from a set of geared pegs and a fret-job as well.

Original Hard case in salvageable condition.

Pretty much in As-Found condition and offered on an As-Is basis.

 

 

 

Serial: None
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1650.00
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Index: 10180
Maker: Epiphone
Year: ca. 1926
Notes:

A Stellar Example of Epiphone's Desirable Style B Tenor Banjo.

A Rosewood Neck with extensive Heel-Carving and a Rosewood Resonator.

Gold-plated hardware. Straight neck, almost no playing wear.

Mother-of-Pearl fingerboard inlays with highly detailed engraving.

Totally Original, One-Owner, original case with SC decal.

Find a Nicer One.

Serial: #293
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: orig hsc
Price: $3395.00
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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: 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: $2100.
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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: $875.00
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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: 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: 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: 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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