Used 5-String Open-Back Banjos

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: 9878
Maker: Ramsey Chanterelle
Year: ca. 2008
Notes:

Pittsboro, N.C.

Virtually un-played.

Whyte Laydie style tone-ring.

Engraved pearl inlays.

11" rim

Serial: #3111
Condition: like New
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1495.00
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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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Index: 10070
Maker: S.S.Stewart
Year: 1896
Notes:

10 1/2" rim, 26" scale.

The #3 model features a heavier, deeper rim with 28 brackets, nicer carving.

Nearly perfect and un-played.

Presently has a plastic head; Stew-Mac 5-Star Planet Pegs.

Neck is straight, low action.

Serial: #50507
Condition: Extremely Fine
Case: ssc
Price: $1250.
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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: 10025
Maker: Supertone
Year: ca. 1910
Notes:

An All-Original Supertone Banjo from Sears,

surely made by Wm. Lange in NYC. Circa 1910.

12 1/4" Rim with 28 " Scale. [Paging Tall Paul]

Good Neck and Action, Ready to Play.

Might benefit from Geared Tuning Pags.

Period Hard Shell Case.

Serial: #419
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $795.00
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Index: 9520
Maker: Thompson & Odell
Year: 1880's
Notes:

10" Rim.

25" Scale.

Boston-Made.

Serial: #775
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: ssc
Price: $475.00
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Index: 7672
Maker: Unknown
Year: ca 1900
Notes:

Possibly English

Serial:
Condition: Some Restoration
Case: gig bag
Price: $695
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Index: 9307
Maker: Unknown
Year: 1915/2015
Notes:

Modern Imported Left-Handed Neck Married to a Lange-y Rim with Bacophone Tonering, ca. 1915

10 3/4" Head, 26" Scale.

Serial: None
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: hsc
Price: $750.
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Index: 9934
Maker: Vega
Year: 1926
Notes:

Vega #9 5-String magically converted from an original Vega #9 Plectrum Banjo by Dick Powell,

using the original neck, fingerboard and engraved pearl inlays.

Original old Planets with M-O-P knobs.

 

Serial: #68811
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $3350..
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Index: 7292
Maker: Vega
Year: 1925
Notes:

10in x 24 3/4, mahogany 5-string conversion, carved heel, engraved pearl inlays

Serial: #62227
Condition: Exc
Case:
Price: $2100.
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Index: 9925
Maker: Vega
Year: 1925
Notes:

Vega 11 13/16" Whyte Laydie Rim  with Curly Maple Fairbanks Style 5

Conversion neck by I.G & B. [ca. 1979]. 27" Scale.

Very Nearly Perfect with very minor playing wear.

Serial: #62642
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: hsc
Price: $4900.00
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Index: 9350
Maker: Vega
Year: 1967
Notes:
Serial: #A-127897
Condition: Excellent
Case: gig bag
Price: $695.00
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Index: 9441
Maker: Vega
Year: 1961
Notes:
Serial: #A-10372
Condition: Excellent
Case: yes
Price: $925.00
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Index: 9206
Maker: Vega
Year: 1922
Notes:

10 3/4" head, 26" scale.

5-string Conversion neck.

Serial: #48390
Condition: Like New
Case: hsc
Price: $1400.
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Index: 7837
Maker: Vega
Year: 1961
Notes:

Dowel-stick.
Some Restoration.

Serial: #100437
Condition: Exc w/ Some Restoration
Case: orig hsc
Price: $SALE:$2400.
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Index: 7927
Maker: Vega
Year: 1963
Notes:

All-Original Pete Seeger Model in Pristine Condition.

Serial: #A-102746
Condition: All-Orig & Ex-Fine
Case: hsc
Price: $SALE:$2600.
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Index: 9754
Maker: Vega
Year: 1964
Notes:

The Classic Extended-Neck Pete Seeger Model from Vega.

The Famous Tubaphone Tone-Ring.

Serial: #A124601
Condition: Nearly Perfect
Case: hsc
Price: $SALE:$2600.
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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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