Used 5-String Open-Back Banjos

Index: 10456
Maker: A.A.Farland
Year: 1899
Notes:

A basic Farland banjo.

11 1/8" Rim, 27" Scale.

Ebony Peg-Head Facing.

Original Celluloid Friction Pegs,

Elite Tailpiece and complete Muting System.

Like many S.S.Stewart banjos, there are no pearl fret markers at the 12th fret,

they are on the 14th fret instead.

Largely Un-Played, this banjo will require

some attention and set-up.

Offered AS-FOUND and AS-IS

Serial: None
Condition: VG-EXC
Case:
Price: $695.00
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Index: 10448
Maker: Bacon
Year: 1920
Notes:

11 1/2" Rim.

27" Scale.

Neck is not perfectly straight, but action and playability are OK.

A top-Line Bacon Banjo In As Found Condition

and Offered AS-IS,

 

Serial: None
Condition: Very Good Condition
Case: hsc
Price: $2200.00
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Index: 10438
Maker: Bacon
Year: 1921
Notes:

Made in Groton Conn.

11" Rim, 27" Scale.

Well-Played, but lots of Life Left.

All-Original.

Mother-of-Pearl Tuning Knobs.

Pretty Much AS-Found, might benefit from a set of geared pegs.

Serial: 5918
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: yes
Price: $2495.00
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Index: 10464
Maker: Bart Reiter
Year: Ca. 2006
Notes:

Brass Tone-ring.

Ebony Fingerboard with "Scoop".

Near Pristine, Almost Un-Played.

Serial: #2694
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: hsc
Price: $1195.00
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Index: 10442
Maker: Buckbee
Year: 1890
Notes:

Unmarked probable Buckbee banjo

in the style of Dobson Victor model banjos.

36 Brackets.

11" Rim, 25 1/2" Scale.

Looks like an Ebony Fingerboard.

Skin head, Aquila Strings.

 

 

 

Serial: none
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: yes
Price: $395.00
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Index: 10462
Maker: Buckbee
Year: 1890
Notes:

Reminiscent of Celebrated Benary models,

this banjo features elaborate inlays of

Shell, Brass and Silver [German].

11" Rim with 25" Scale Length.

 

Serial: None
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: yes
Price: $625.00
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Index: 10458
Maker: Cammeyer, Alfred
Year: 1890
Notes:

Probable Buckbee banjo in the Dobson Victor-Style,

but of a higher quality than normally found.

Ebony fingerboard and peg-head facing.

Ebony Friction Pegs.

Hand-Engraved Heel-Cap Plate.

Sturdy construction with a sensible 24-bracket set-up.

11" Rim.

27" Scale Length.

Skin head, Nylon strings,

Ready to Play.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent & Original
Case: yes
Price: $525.00
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Index: 10380
Maker: Celebrated Benary
Year: ca. 1890
Notes:

A nice original example of the Celebrated Benary with its trademark inlays of shell, brass and German silver.

11" rim

25 1/2" Scale Length

Walnut Neck

Ancient Well-Repaired Peg-Head Crack.

Otherwise Original..

Serial: None
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: gig bag
Price: $395.00
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Index: 10378
Maker: Converse, Frank B.
Year: 1880's
Notes:

Another Great Buckbee/Dobson Iteration.

10 5/8" Rim

25 1/2" Scale Length

Mahogany Neck with Ebony Fingerboard

Metal Interior of the Rim,

Wooden Core.

Excellent and Original.

Original Tailpiece [Repaired].

 

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case:
Price: $495.00
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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: $1200.
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Index: 10397
Maker: Dobson, Geo. C.
Year: 1888
Notes:

A true Geo. Dobson  banjo from the late 1880's.

A little heavier than the standard Victor Model.

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

Rakish peg-head angle, Calf-skin head.

Eerie Peg-Head Inlays... Old Mr. West Wind or some darker personality,

rendered in celluloid and inlaid into what can only be true tortoise shell.

Long ago this banjo suffered peg-head damage which was soundly, but visibly repaired.

Otherwise all-original, with minor playing-wear and a good player.

Unique in our experience.

Serial: None
Condition: VG-Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $995.00
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Index: 10366
Maker: Fairbanks
Year: 1900
Notes:

An Original Fairbanks Electric 10 15/16" Rim

with Inverted Electric tone-Ring and

with fine reproduction 5-string neck by Steve Sutherland

enhanced by the traditional Fairbanks pearl inlays and heel-carving.

10 15/16" Rim

24 3/4" Scale Length.

Serial: #19428
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $2100.
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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: $1500.00
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Index: 10465
Maker: Fairbanks
Year: 1909
Notes:

Well-Played early Whyte Laydie Banjo.

The engraving on the fingerboard pearl pieces has worn some.

1970's era USA-made Planetary Geared Pegs.

Original No-Knot tailpiece and old Jos. Rogers Skin Head.

After-Market "tone-holes" drilled in rim long ago by very capable craftsman.

Despite the inappropriate alterations, this banjo has the sweetness of tone and solid response that typifies the earliest Whyte Laydie Banjos.

Plays like a dream.

Serial: #25602
Condition: VG-Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $2495.00
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Index: 10377
Maker: Fairbanks
Year: 1909
Notes:

A nice example of the Fairbanks Whyte Laydie #2.

One of the rare double-scalloped tone-ring Whyte Laydies.

 

 

Serial: #25456
Condition: VG-EXC
Case: hsc
Price: $3495.00
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Index: 10460
Maker: Harry Newcorn
Year: 1890
Notes:

1890 banjo by Harry Newcorn of New York.

11" Rim with 25" Scale length.

Stunning Decor.

Old peg-head repair.

Serial: None
Condition: vg-exc
Case: yes
Price: $725.00
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Index: 10372
Maker: Hexham Kent
Year: 1880's
Notes:

Hexham Kent.

An early and seldom-seen banjo maker with interesting carved motifs.

Marquetry inlaid peg-head.

10" rim.

Pretty much all-Original.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: gig bag
Price: $1295.00
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Index: 10434
Maker: John C. Haynes
Year: 1890's
Notes:

12 1/2" Rim with 20" Scale.

All-Original Hardware.

Skin Head.

Some Repairs.

Great Player.

Serial: #348
Condition: VGC
Case: yes
Price: $700.00
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Index: 10410
Maker: Lange
Year: 1905
Notes:

This early 20th Century banjo shows the transition from Buckbee's old 19th Century style  to the new Lange construction.

22 fret neck with 26" Scale.

10 3/4" rim with calf-skin head.

Wooden rim with metal Little Wonder-style tone-ring.

Still retains some traditional Buckbee aesthetics.

Violin-style ebony friction tuners and strung with Nylon strings.

Good player with plenty of volume and tone.

 

Serial: none
Condition: Excellent & Original
Case: gig bag
Price: $495.00
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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: $1195.00
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