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: 9373
Maker: Cole
Year: ca. 1890
Notes:

11" Rim. 27" Scale.

Original 5-string Neck, Refinished.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case: yes
Price: $1400.
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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: 10120
Maker: Doson, George C.
Year: ca. 1890
Notes:

A nice heavy-duty example of the desirable Victor banjo.

11" Rim, 25" Scale. Looks like an ebony fingerboard. Good neck and playability.

Original Grover pegs and Victor tailpiece.

Serial: none
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: gig bag
Price: $695.00
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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: $2000.
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Index: 8008
Maker: Fairbanks
Year: ca 1890
Notes:

Reproduction neck with carved heel

Serial:
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case:
Price: $1400.
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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: $4195.00
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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:
Price: $1400.
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Index: 10087
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1966-'69
Notes:

Gibson open-back banjo from the Folk Era.

1/4" brass hoop tone-ring. Minor playing wear.

Lange-inspired after-market Pearl Inlays.

Otherwise all original, with new Remo head.

Period, and possibly original, hard-shell case.

 

Serial: #806679
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $825.00
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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: $1100.
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Index: 9047
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1963
Notes:

Extended Neck Pete Seeger style Folk Banjo.

Original Gibson Hard Case

Serial: 125862
Condition: ex-fine
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1050.
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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: $1595.00
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Index: 10121
Maker: Lyon & Healy
Year: ca. 1890
Notes:

8" Rim with 17" Scale

Cute and Original.

Serial: none
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: gig bag
Price: $525.00
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Index: 9860
Maker: Lyon & Healy
Year: 1892
Notes:

 

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

Discoveries in America.

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

Serial: None.
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: gig bag
Price: $1295.
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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: 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: 10004
Maker: S.S.Stewart
Year: 1894
Notes:

10" Rim,

24" Scale Length.

Extra -Fine and original.

Plays Great.

Serial: #18125
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: gig bag
Price: $850.00
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Index: 9923
Maker: S.S.Stewart
Year: 1893
Notes:

10" Rim, 24 3/4" Scale Length.

A  Generally Accurate Reproduction of a fancy Stewart Banjo

by I. G. & B., using the original inlaid peg-head facing with "putti".

 

Serial: #11148
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2395.00
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