Used 5-String Resonator Banjos

Index: 10300
Maker: Bacon & Day [Gretsch]
Year: ca. 1959
Notes:

B & D Silver Bell banjo by Gretsch.

Original 5-String with narrow string spacing.

Used, but all-original.

Minor heel repair.

Serial: #9006
Condition: VG-Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $2195.00
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Index: 10231
Maker: Deering
Year: ca. 1990
Notes:

Deering Deluxe Banjo with 1-piece cast flange and flat-Head tone-ring.

Great action with slight forward bow.

Nearly un-played.

Serial: #264384
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1100.00
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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: 10269
Maker: Nechville
Year: 20??
Notes:

A rarely-seen Phantom Galaxy in Mahogany. 

Fifth string tunnels under fingerboard reappearing at the 5th fret.

The radiused ebony fingerboard with inlaid shell designs of various Outer Space images.

Original top-grade arched-lid TKL hard shell case.

 

Serial: None
Condition: Near Mint
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2895.00
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Index: 10239
Maker: ODE
Year: 1980
Notes:

A fine Gold-Plated Bluegrass banjo from the ODE Banjo Company.

Excellent original condition with a little modest playing wear.

The gold-plating is a bit worn on the engraved armrest, but otherwise is bright and shiny.

Probable original TKL hard case.

Both a show-piece and a kick-ass banjo.

Serial: #4-80-34
Condition: Excellent & Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2195.00
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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: 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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