Other Used Banjos

Index: 10053
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1929
Notes:

Late 1920's B&D Montana Silver Bell #1 Tenor Banjo.

A model with the  full-scale elevated fingerboard, this neck has 19 frets to the body with another 5 frets over the head.

The heel-carving is professional-grade, but may be after-market. Same is true with the gold-plating.

The Knee-mute apparatus is included, but not presently attached to the dowel-stick... It looks to be in stellar condition.

Sad to say, the knee-lever  "Spoon" is missing... possibly ran away with the dish.

Neck is straight, low action, recent re-fret. Gold-plated old Planets with Mother-of-Pearl knobs.

Nice, original hard shell case.

Serial: #27136
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1850.00
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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: $395.00
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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: $1675.00
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Index: 10061
Maker: Epiphone
Year: 1928
Notes:

An all-original 1928 Epi Recording A tenor banjo with X-flange.

Good neck and action, modest fret-wear. Grover 2-band geared pegs.

Original case with delamination issues has been replaced with a period Slingerland hard case in excellent condition.

Serial: 6482
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: hsc
Price: $2700.00
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Index: 10062
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1921
Notes:

Tuned to cello-tuning, an octave below tenor banjo, CGDA.

Gibson seems to have made very few of these 14" banjos. Calf-skin head.

Absolutely original down to last nut. Condition slightly used. Straight neck, low action.

Got to be THE nicest example. Original Hard case in stunning condition.

Serial: #11413-5
Condition: Extra-Fine and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $3499.
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Index: 9912
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1926
Notes:

The Resonator and Flange have been lost, otherwise and original

Gibson guitar-banjo. Brass-hoop tone-ring; Original tuners have been replaced with Grover Roto-Matics.

Straight neck, modest playing wear, good action. 

Serial: #8540-3
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1500.
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Index: 9830
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1924
Notes:

9 1/2" Trap-Door Rim. Silver-Plated Hardware.

Replaced tuners, missing tailpiece cover, minor repair to trap-door hinge, medium fret-wear.

Otherwise, All-Original, straight neck, low action. Plays great. Calf-skin head.

Serial: #11015A-3
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $999.00
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Index: 10001
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1921
Notes:

An early Gibson Banjo-Mandolin with 10 1/2" hollow rim and spun-brass tone-ring.

Exceptional Original Condition.

Straight neck, Good Action.

Nice original hard case.

Serial: #11508-35
Condition: Ex-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $795.00
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Index: 9522
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1966
Notes:
Serial: #600396
Condition: Extra-Fine
Case: hsc
Price: $1250.00
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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: $2500.
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Index: 10026
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1927
Notes:

11" 3-Ply Maple Rim.

18 Frets.

Well-Played with Probable Refinish.

Otherwise All-Original,

Brass-Hoop Tone-Ring

No Case.

 

Serial: #8768-20
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: none
Price: $795.00
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Index: 7973
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1964
Notes:

3-ply maple rim, flat-head Mastertone tone ring

Serial: #171516
Condition: VG-Exc
Case: hsc
Price: $1025
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Index: 10029
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1967
Notes:

All-Original 1967 Gibson TB-100.

As Shiney 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: $1175.00
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Index: 9804
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1978
Notes:

Gibson Flat-Head Mastertone Tenor Banjo.

Nice Example, Very minor playing wear.

Serial: #70108028
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1295.00
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Index: 10012
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1920's
Notes:

Nice Custom Gibson tenor by Jim Stull of Texas. Original '20's TB-3 neck, and possibly original flange and hardware, with modern 3-ply maple

rim and JLS Flat-Head Tone-Ring.

Engraved MOP inlays on fingerboard, Like-New Gold-Plating.

Great Set-Up, New TKL hard case.

Serial: #800-4
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: hsc
Price: $1950.
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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: $2200.
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Index: 9971
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1926
Notes:

Ball-Bearing Arch-Top Tone-Ring.

All-Original, One Owner.

Minor seam separation on resonator side.

 

 

Serial: #8425-38
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2300.00
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Index: 10058
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1928
Notes:

Gibson TB-3. 40-hole arch-top.

One-owner, minor playing wear.

Totally Original.

Nicest example.

Serial: #9150-15
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2850.00
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Index: 9489
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1924
Notes:
Serial: #11170A-16
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: hsc
Price: $975.
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Index: 10035
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1925
Notes:

In the list of "Other Brands made by Gibson"

Wolf Banjos are not mentioned. This is a standard TB-1 Open-Back tenor banjo.

11" 3-ply maple rim,  21" scale length and 18 frets. 1/4" brass-hoop tone-ring.

In excellent and mostly original condition, there is some minor finish damage on the back of the neck, probably from

a crude capo. Good neck and action.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: gig bag
Price: $575.00
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