Used 5-String Open-Back Banjos

Index: 10587
Maker: Bart Reiter
Year: 2006
Notes:

Bart Reiter... Need we say More?

Very minor fret-wear in 1st position, otherwise EX-FINE.

11" Head, 26" Scale.

TKL Hard Case

Serial: #2773
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1595.00
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Index: 10579
Maker: Buckbee
Year: 1890
Notes:

Buckbee/Dobson Pot with Reproduction 5-String Neck by Intermountain Guitar and Banjo.

Featuring the Original Inlaid Peghead Facing.

11" Rim with 26 1/4" Scale length.

Cherry Neck, Ebony fingerboard.

Skin Head.

German Planetary Geared Pegs.

Hard Shell Case.

Serial: none
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $995.00
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Index: 10536
Maker: Christy
Year: 1960's
Notes:

Ex-Long Neck Pete Seeger-style Banjo from Christy Banjos in Boulder, Co.

Influenced by the ODE Banjo Co.

Aluminum 11" Shell. 

Elton Geared Pegs. 

Figured Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard.

Some fret-wear on the first few frets,

but plays fine with straight neck and good action.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case: ssc
Price: $895.00
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Index: 10554
Maker: Cole, Wm.
Year: 1890
Notes:

A Largely Original Cole's Eclipse Banjo... The peghead Man-in-the-Moon pearl inlays have been replaced

and the neck refinished.

10 5/8" Rim with 27" Scale Length.

A Really Fine Players' Instrument.

 

 

Serial: #7536
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $2000.00
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Index: 10335
Maker: Dobson, Geo. C.
Year: 1880
Notes:

Marquetry Fingerboard. 

Early Style Brass Rim and Styling.

Serial: none
Condition: Excellent
Case: ssc
Price: $1100.
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Index: 10559
Maker: Dobson, Henry
Year: 1881
Notes:

All-Original Dobson Silver Bell

with iconic and oft-copied Tone-Ring.

9" rim with 22" Scale Length.

Skin Head.

5-Star Planet Pegs.

Presently strung with steel strings.

Interesting knot in heel.

Great Example.

 

 

Serial: #22767
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $1200.00
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Index: 10358
Maker: Fairbanks
Year: 1902
Notes:

An Original Fairbanks 5-String Banjo

with a replaced ebony fingerboard and peg-head facing,

with added appropriate pearl inlays.

10" Rim.

26" Scale Length

Serial: #21601
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $Reduced Price $1395.00
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Index: 10497
Maker: Fairbanks
Year: 1901
Notes:

Mostly original with some older finish touch-ups:

peghead facing, heel-cap and a couple of  dings.

10 3/4" rim with a 26" Scale Length.

Pre-war Grover Geared Pegs, No-Knot Tailpiece.

Excellent used condition.

Great sound, medium action.

Modern Hard Shell Case.

 

Serial: #20981
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: hsc
Price: $Reduced Price $1495.00
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Index: 10566
Maker: Gatcomb
Year: 1890's
Notes:

Gatcomb Banjo, made in Boston during the Golden Era

of Boston Banjo-Making.

11" rim with 25" Scale Original Mahogany neck.

The Peg-Head Veneer with Mother-of-Pearl inlays

represents the restoration done on this otherwise original

Instrument.

Serial: #6497
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $995.00
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Index: 10576
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1924
Notes:

1924 Gibson 10 1/2" pot with Reproduction 5-String Neck by Intermountain Guitar and Banjo

[#695  made in 1988].

25 1/4" Scale Length.

Maple Neck with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard.

Pre-War Grover Geared Pegs.

Replacement Grover Tailpiece Cover.

Very Minor Playing Wear.

Great Action, Super Sound!

Hard Shell Case

Serial: #11108A
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1495.00
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Index: 10568
Maker: Haynes, J.C.
Year: 1890
Notes:

Haynes Baystate.

An Original Boston Banjo with Refinished Neck.

11" Rim with 25" Scale.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $750.00
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Index: 10569
Maker: Haynes, J.C.
Year: 1890
Notes:

The Desirable Baystate Model 351.

An original Mahogany Banjo Neck with a replaced Ebony Fingerboard

and Appropriate Peal Inlays.

10 1/2" rim with 26 1/4" Scale.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $800.00
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Index: 10530
Maker: Intermountain Guitar
Year: 1978
Notes:

This banjo is one of only a couple of dozen Whyte Laydie banjos made entirely by Intermountain Guitar and Banjo in the mid-late 1970's.

The Curly-Maple Neck with MOP decoration as well as as the Maple Rim were made by our shop, and the metal parts, from the nickel-plated brass hoops and tone-ring to the 2-point bracket-shoes and ball-end nuts were made to our specs by  local craftsmen and finished in our shop.

10 15/16" rim and 26 1/4" Scale Length.

The engraved pearl work is an authentic reproduction of a traditional Fairbanks Electric pattern.

This banjo was built and sold in 1978, then came back to us 2 decades later and has remained in our shop museum ever since.

There is minor playing wear, but the condition and playability is Excellent.

A concealed adjustable truss-rod is accessible at the heel when the neck is removed.

Serial: #414
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $2450.00
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Index: 10514
Maker: Mike Ramsey
Year: 2012
Notes:

An Interesting banjo from the great Mike Ramsey.

Built in Pittsboro, NC, ca. 2012.

An interesting 7 digit Serial #, with the first 3 digits obscured by the Rim.

Model Lady Bug. 11" Rim, 24 1/2" Scale.

Striking Tiger-Stripe Maple Neck with ebony fingerboard and engraved inlays.

Frailing Scoop, Brass Hoop Tone-Ring, with Bacon-Style Hollow Rim.

Stew-Mac 5-Star Planet pegs.

Superior 'Bump' Hard Shell Case.

Almost Unplayed.

Serial: #2469122
Condition: Ex-Fine and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1850.00
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Index: 10582
Maker: OME
Year: 2007
Notes:

Mahogany Neck with Abalone-Inlaid Ebony Fingerboard.

Maple Rim without Metal Tone-Ring.

11" Rim with 26" Scale.

Frailing Scoop.

All-Original with Virtually No Playing Wear.

Serial: #104
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1495.00
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Index: 10578
Maker: Orpheum
Year: 1921
Notes:

12 3/16" Rim from an Orpheum #1 Plectrum banjo.

Reproduction 5-String Neck by Intermountain Guitar and Banjo.

25 1/2" Scale Length. Planetary Geared Pegs.

 

Serial: #13770
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1895.00
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Index: 10437
Maker: Orpheum
Year: 1917
Notes:

The Famed and Rare Orpheum #3 Special 5-String Banjo.

11 3/16" rim with 27" Scale.

All Original with Some Playing Wear.

Mother-of-Pearl Tuning Knobs.

Skin Head. Pretty Much AS-Found,

Totally Original, but Playability might benefit from Geared Pegs. 

Serial: #4115
Condition: Excellent & Original
Case: hsc
Price: $Reduced to $2395.00
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Index: 10551
Maker: Pond, Wm. A.
Year: ca. 1890
Notes:

A probable Buckbee production in largely-original condition with some restoration.

Mother-of-Pearl inlays are reminiscent of Morrison Banjos.

9 3/4" Rim with 22 5/8" Scale length.

Skin head. This banjo is an excellent player with great sound...and it's cute!

 

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $695.00
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Index: 10352
Maker: S.S.Stewart
Year: late 1880's
Notes:

Largely Original.

Orchestra #1 with

12" Rim

28" Scale

 

Serial: #5128
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $1095.00
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Index: 10595
Maker: S.S.Stewart
Year: 1890
Notes:

 Nice Universal Favorite banjo, one of S.S. Stewart's most popular Models.

11 1/2" Rim with 27" Scale. 

Modern Planetary Geared Pegs.

Some Action  Adjustment.

A modest attempt at cleaning the rim exterior.

Serial: #8580
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $995.00
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