Used 5-String Resonator Banjos

Index: 9886
Maker: Bishline
Year: ca. 2012
Notes:

All-maple rim, no metal tone-ring.

Walnut neck and resonator.

Serial: #015
Condition: As New
Case: hsc
Price: $1395.
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Index: 10081
Maker: Deering
Year: 2004
Notes:

An Older version of this Popular Deering Model.

Flat-head Tone-Ring, 1-piece Flange.

AS-NEW and Un-Played with Hang-Tags.

Serial: #D-915
Condition: Minty
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1625.00
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Index: 10124
Maker: Framus
Year: ca. 1970
Notes:

A good banjo. narrow spacing, goofy German design.

Chipboard case.

Serial: none
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: ssc
Price: $295.00
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Index: 10166
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1984
Notes:

First Year Earl Scruggs Model. Label signed by Earl.

Excellent and original with an unexplained patch of seared lacquer at the top of the back of the peg-head.

Modest playing wear.

D-tuners on 2nd and 3rd pegs.

Includes the 8-page booklet from Gibson that came with the early Scruggs Model.

Original Gibson hard case.

Serial: #0267
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $$2750.
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Index: 10204
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1995
Notes:

Nice original Gibson Earl Scruggs model;

Minor playing wear.

D-Tuners.

 

Serial: #2888
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: hsc
Price: $2995.00
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Index: 10159
Maker: Gibson
Year: Ca. 1937
Notes:

A well-played and all-original Gibson RB-00 Five-String Banjo.

Some playing wear, straight neck, low action.

The fingerboard has been nicely refretted.

Comes with a Jim Mills Certificate of Authenticity.

Modern Deluxe Hard Case.

Serial: None
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: hsc
Price: $3495.00
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Index: 9918
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1936
Notes:

10 1/2" rim and resonator from an MB-1

Mando-banjo. Five-String 24 3/4" scale-length neck by I.G.& B.

Brass-hoop tone-ring.

Serial: #210-3
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1895.00
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Index: 10201
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1969
Notes:

Basically a clean and original late '60's Gibson RB-100, 

but the metal parts have been heavily Gold-Plated [possibly factory-original]

and the Peg-head Facing has been "Up-Graded" with pearl inlays [not factory-original]

probably around 1980.

Gold Stew-Mac 5-Star planetary geared pegs.

Serial: #824336
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1495.00
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Index: 10216
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1950
Notes:

An all-original 1950 Gibson RB-250 "Bowtie" Mastertone banjo,

with a couple of issues.

Well-repaired and solid heel-crack and

an un-repaired peghead crack.

"4-hole" Arch-Top Mastertone Tone-Ring.

Original hard-shell case.

Offered, for obvious reasons, on an AS-IS basis.

Serial: 7080-50
Condition: VG
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1650.
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Index: 9806
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1925
Notes:

First Year Ball-Bearing Arch-Top Mastertone.

Shot-Gun Holes.

Professional Reproduction 5-String Neck.

Serial: #8125-5
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $3295.00
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Index: 9984
Maker: OME
Year: 1972
Notes:

A Very Early OME Banjo.

With Hard-to-Find B&D Silver Bell-Style Spun-Brass Tone-Ring.

A Couple of Minor dings and some Minor playing-wear in the First Position.

 

Serial: #143
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1295.00
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Index: 10176
Maker: OME
Year: 1982
Notes:

All-Original with minor playing wear.

Heavy cast flat-head tone-ring.

Mahogany neck and resonator.

One-owner, purchased new from Umanov Guitars in NYC in 1982.

No Issues.

Serial: #2573
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1495.00
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Index: 10014
Maker: Paramount
Year: ca. 1925
Notes:

Paramount Banjos by the Wm.Lange Co. were one of the top banjo brands through-out  the 1920's and early '30's. Almost all of their production consisted of 4-string tenor and plectrum banjos, but there were a tiny number of original 5-string Paramount banjos and this is one of them. The Leader model was a higher-end model featuring a Rosewood neck and solid Rosewood resonator back with colorful marquetry rings [most Paramount resonators were laminated].

This example is all-original except for a modern [Schallor] geared 5th peg. There has been a
bit of repair and restoration in the 5th string peg area and the neck and resonator have been nicely refinished.

The heavy-duty arch-top construction makes a powerful statement of volume and tone, while the exotic woods and highly decorative engraved pearl inlays make it a joy to behold; the Great Rarity makes it a treasure to own.

Serial: none
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $3600.00
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Index: 9326
Maker: Paramount
Year: late 1920's
Notes:

Nice Reproduction 5-String Neck.

Period Hard Case.

Serial: None
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1295.00.
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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: Excellent and Original
Case: hsc
Price: $1299.00.
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Index: 10215
Maker: Washburn
Year: ca. 2000
Notes:

Excellent Mastertone-Style Bluegrass banjo,

Flat-head Tone-Ring.

Minor playing wear.

All-Original.

Serial: #79366
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $495.00
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