Used 5-String Open-Back Banjos

Index: 9981
Maker: Bart Reiter
Year: 2016
Notes:

11" Rim, 26 " Scale.

Whyte Laydie Tone-Ring.

Frailing Scoop.

Cool Hardware.

New Saga 'Bump' Hard Case.

As New and Un-Played.

Serial: #4385
Condition: As New
Case: orig hsc
Price: $$1495.
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Index: 10065
Maker: Bristish Unknown maker
Year: 1870's
Notes:

19th Century English-Made 6-string Fretless Piccolo Banjo.

7 1/2" Rim. 32" Overall length.

Hand-made Tunbridgeware marquetry decoration on a banjo

that surely was made by an individual, not a factory.

Offered AS-IS as a worthy project. 

 

Serial: none
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: none
Price: $425.00
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Index: 9860
Maker: Buckbee [or Lyon & Healy]
Year: 1892
Notes:

Maybe by Buckbee, some think Lyon & Healy.

Celebrates the 400-year Anniversary 1492-1892 of Columbus'

Discoveries in America.

Rescued from the life of neglect and indifference in a big city music store.

Serial: None.
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: gig bag
Price: $1395.
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Index: 9373
Maker: Cole
Year: ca. 1890
Notes:

11" Rim. 27" Scale.

Original 5-string Neck, Refinished.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case: yes
Price: $1500.
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Index: 10032
Maker: Cole, Wm.
Year: 1894
Notes:

An all-original Cole's Eclipse in superb original and untouched condition.

Carved boat-heel. Beautiful and multi-colored shell inlays, enhanced by the finest Consalvi engraving we've ever seen.

10 1/2" rim, 27" Scale. There are a couple of dings in the finish and a little loose back-strapping at the 4th string peg.

The pegs are carved ivory... the 5th peg seems to have been repaired. Neck is straight, action is good, virtually no signs of previous

use. Presently strung with nylon strings.

From a Private Collection, this banjo is offered on an As-Is basis.

A modern hard case will be provided.

Serial: #1827
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: hsc
Price: $4800.00
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Index: 9496
Maker: Deering
Year: 2016
Notes:

12" Rim.

Deering Gig-Bag Available.

Serial: None
Condition: New
Case:
Price: $480.
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Index: 9723
Maker: Epiphone
Year: 1917
Notes:

11 3/4" Rim.

26 1/4" Scale Length.

Reproduction 5-String Neck by I.G.& B.

Calf-Skin Head.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1795.
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Index: 9371
Maker: Fairbanks
Year: 1909
Notes:

12" Rim with Original Hardwre.

Reproduction 5-string Neck with 28" Scale.

Mostly Original Pearl Inlays.

Serial: #25183
Condition: Excellent
Case: yes
Price: $2250.
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Index: 8008
Maker: Fairbanks
Year: ca 1890
Notes:

Reproduction neck with carved heel

Serial:
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: gig bag
Price: $1500
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Index: 10003
Maker: Fairbanks
Year: 1908
Notes:

Fairbanks Whyte Laydie #2 by the Vega Co.

10 3/4" rim  with 26" Scale length.

Last year for the A.C. Fairbanks dowel-stick Plate.

An All-Original Nearly-Perfect Early Whyte Laydie Banjo.

Very Minor Playing Wear.

Nicest One.

Serial: #24918
Condition: Ex-fine
Case: hsc
Price: $4495.00
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Index: 8041
Maker: Fairbanks & Cole
Year: 1888
Notes:

11 1/2 rim, 24in scale

Serial: #8304
Condition: Exc w/ Some Restoration
Case: gig bag
Price: $1500
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Index: 10031
Maker: Fairbanks, A.C.
Year: 1908
Notes:

The Classic Whyte Laydie #7, excellent and generally original condition; Minor playing wear,

straight neck, good action. Possible light over-spray on back of neck. Modern planetary geared pegs.

Most of the original Hook and Nut sets are present, a few replacements from slightly later Vega instruments.

Original hard case in usable and easily restorable condition. Few 110 year old banjos retain their original Condition,

Sharpness and Class the way this one has.

 

Serial: #24890
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $7700.00
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Index: 9788
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1963
Notes:

Hard-to-Find Pre-1964 Open-Back Folk banjo model with full 3/4" thick, extra deep Maple rim and Nickel-plated Hardware.

Original crummy Elton tuning pegs replaced with modern planetary geared tuning machines. Otherwise all-original,and lightly played in the first position. Even scarcer, it's an arch-top.

Serial: #119709
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1295.
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Index: 9047
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1963
Notes:

original Gibson Hard Case

Serial: 125862
Condition: ex-fine
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1150.
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Index: 9715
Maker: Lange
Year: Ca. 1920
Notes:

An Original 5-String banjo

with some restoration.

11" Rim, 27" Scale. A Heavy-Duty banjo with a wooden tone-ring.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $795.00
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Index: 9722
Maker: Lange
Year: ca. 1920
Notes:

Reroduction 5-String Neck by IG.& B.

11 13/16" rim, Wooden Tone-Ring.

26" Scale.

Serial: None
Condition: Ex-fine
Case: hsc
Price: $1795.00
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Index: 9910
Maker: Lyon & Healy
Year: Ca. 1895
Notes:

A striking Presentation Model from the Chicago-based Lyon & Healy Co.

12" Rim, Scale Length is 27".

Extensive pearl inlay and brass-wire designs. Detailed heel-carving in the Washburn style, extending way up the neck

and featuring either a fearsome Sea Monster or a very happy Spaniel Pup.

Some restoration done in the 1970's. Some replaced hardware. Neck straight, Action Low, Plays and sounds great,

looks terrific on the wall.

 

Serial: None
Condition: VG-Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $2550.
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Index: 10009
Maker: Lyon & Healy
Year: ca. 1890
Notes:

Un-Marked Washburn Style Banjo with 11" Rim.

Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and peg-head facing,

fancy shell inlays, 26" Scale length. Calf-skin head.

Neck is straight, good action.

Presently strung with Nyl-Gut strings.

Period ebony tuning pegs replace incomplete set of ivoroid pegs

which can be included.

 

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: gig bag
Price: $795.00
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Index: 10022
Maker: OME
Year: 20xx
Notes:

12" Curly Maple rim.

26" Scale Length.

Custom Exotic Wood Armrest.

Serial: #5432
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1700.00
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Index: 9986
Maker: OME
Year: 2006
Notes:

12" Maple Rim.

26" Scale.

Mahogany Neck.

Un-Played.

Serial: #5011
Condition: Like New
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1995.00
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