Used 5-String Open-Back Banjos

Index: 10258
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1921
Notes:

All-Original Bacon Professional FF-2 Curly Maple

pot with 11 1/2" diameter head.

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

25 1/2" Scale length.

Serial: #6383
Condition: EX-FINE
Case:
Price: $2050.00
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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: $1395.00
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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: $1995..
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Index: 10007
Maker: Orpheum
Year: Late 'Teens
Notes:

14" Rim with 26" Scale length.

New 5-String neck by I.G.& B.

Presently strung with heavy strings and tuned

a fifth low.

Serial: #11002
Condition: Excellent
Case: yes
Price: $2100.00
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Index: 10299
Maker: Orpheum
Year: Ca. 1915
Notes:

An All-Original Orpheum #2 5-String Banjo from 

The early 'teens.

12 1/4" Rim with 28 " Scale.

Carved Heel.

Straight Neck, Low Action.

Great Player.

Serial: #3013
Condition: Excellent & Original
Case: hsc
Price: $1795.00
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Index: 9390
Maker: Schmick Lyric
Year: ca. 1920
Notes:

All-Original 5-String.

Old Planets.

Straight Neck, Low Action.

10" Head, 27" Scale.

Made by the Vega Co.

Serial: None
Condition:
Case: hsc
Price: $1299.00.
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Index: 10276
Maker: Unknown USA
Year: 1969
Notes:

Nice hard case for ex-long neck banjo.

Probably USA '60's-'70's.

We have no idea what banjos this case was made for.

But wait!

This case is a little short for standard Vega and Gibson  "Seeger-Style"

banjos. 

Interior dimensions are 41 1/2" X 12"

Very nice original condition.

shipping by UPS $40.00-$60.00

Serial:
Condition: Excellent
Case:
Price: $45.00
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Index: 10282
Maker: Vega
Year: 1924
Notes:

Vega 10 1/8" Little Wonder pot from a banjo-mandolin.

Nice reproduction 5-string neck by Mike Easly.

Virtually un-played.

Generous dimensions: 1 5/16" at nut.

2 1/8" where neck meets the rim.

24" Scale.

Modest Scoop.

 

Serial: #60616
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $1250.00
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Index: 10033
Maker: Vega
Year: 1926
Notes:

Conversion 5-string neck by I.G.& B.

Curly maple with ebony fingerboard

25 1/2" Scale.

Mid-'20's 11 13/16" Tubaphone Rim.

Piano Volume and Tone.

 

Serial: #62252
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $2100.
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Index: 10053
Maker: Vega
Year: 1922
Notes:

A large Tubaphone pot [11 13/16"] from the early 1920's.

5-String conversion neck by I. G. & B.  in 1977.

Well-played for the last 40 years, the 27" scale neck has had a recent re-fret.

Original hook and nut sets have been replaced with modern ones.

Good neck, good action.

New TKL hard case.

Serial: #47651
Condition: VG-Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1700.00
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Index: 9866
Maker: Vega
Year: 1920
Notes:

Well-Played All-Original Tubaphone #3 5-String,

Mahogany neck with carved-heel. 

10 15/16" rim with 27" Scale.

Serial: #38564
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: hsc
Price: $2700.
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Index: 10094
Maker: Vega
Year: Late 'teens
Notes:

Original "Garber Model" Tubaphone, 12 1/2" rim,

Curly maple reproduction 5-string neck by I. G. & B.

Homer Chalet Garber, "The Marvel of the Banjo World"

had The Vega Co. produce both Whyte Laydie and Tubaphone models

in the Ex-Large rim size.

Ebony fingerboard with 25 1/2"  Scale.

Calf-Skin head.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $2300.00
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Index: 10174
Maker: Vega
Year: 1926
Notes:

A Nice and Original Vega Style R Whyte Laydie with a 10 15/16" rim.

A professional-grade reproduction 5-string neck made by Rhode Island luthier Steve Senerchia,

according to a 1980's Mandolin Bros. Appraisal certificate included with this banjo.

Serial: #70065
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: hsc
Price: $1495.00
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Index: 10091
Maker: Washburn
Year: ca. 1897
Notes:

1890's Lyon & Healy Washburn Banjo with 12" rim with hand-engraved German-Silver shell with  calf-skin head.

Reproduction neck out of Cherry Wood with 26 1/4" scale ebony fingerboard and hand-carved heel,

by Intermountain Guitar.

 

Serial: none
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: hsc
Price: $1995.00
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Index: 10173
Maker: Washburn
Year: 1897
Notes:

An example of Washburn's "1897" line of banjos.

11" rim, 26" scale length. Engraved shell [maybe snail] inlays, Mahogany neck with nicely-carved heel.

New calf-skin head.

This model has the distinctive heavy tension-hoop and the "Imperial" hardware.

Some of the hardware has been replaced, the tailpiece is modern and the action is a bit high,

and for these reasons we are offering this instrument AS-IS.

 

Serial: #4191
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: gig bag
Price: $599.00
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