Used 5-String Resonator Banjos

Index: 10027
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1924
Notes:

An original B & D five-string banjo attached to a later period B & D banjo rim.

Modern replacement flange. Some restoration, very professional, one possibly detects the hand of Renee.

Slight forward bow to the neck. Plays great.

Rim Serial # 32860

 

Serial: #12966
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $$2795.00
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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: 10160
Maker: Deering
Year: 1994
Notes:

A Deering Custom Maple Blossom Banjo.

Gold-Plated hardware, some of which has faded and worn.

Note the Binding around the peg-head.

Tony Pass Lost Timbre wood rim.

Price Tailpiece.

Some playing wear.

Serial: #7894
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: hsc
Price: $2250.00
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Index: 10080
Maker: Deering
Year: 2007
Notes:

AS-NEW and Un-Played.

This banjo has been in a closet for well over 10 years.

Serial: #J-117
Condition: As-New
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1400.
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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: 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: 10063
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1988
Notes:

Standard Gibson RB-250 Mastertone Model.

Flat-head tone-ring by Kulesh.

Minor playing wear and some nickel-plating discoloration.

A nice banjo from the early part of modern Gibson's best period.

Serial: #82798529
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2375.00
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Index: 10057
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1929
Notes:

All-original 1928 TB-3 40-hole arch-top Mastertone pot with a very nice reproduction 5-string neck in the appropriate style.

A banjo recently unearthed in an Estate Sale, there is no information as to the maker of the neck, which shows some minor playing wear.

The pot itself is absolutely original down to the last resonator-bracket screw and is in excellent and un-messed-with condition.

Original Grover geared pegs, Grover Presto Tailpiece [modified for 5-strings], and Grover armrest.

Resonator has a patch of nasty-looking, but not that serious belt-buckle fever on the back.

A beat-up but still functional '50's Gibson Hard Case is included.

Serial: #9478
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $3295.00
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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: 9628
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1965
Notes:

Possible replacement 3-ply Maple rim. 

All-Original Hardware, Some Gold-Plating has Faded.

Serial: #307941
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $$3300.00
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Index: 10158
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1979
Notes:

One of less than 200 Deluxe Mastertones made after 1970. Gold-plated and engraved hardware.

Well-played, worn plating, worn frets, resonator binding has cracks, but appears to be stable.

Offered on an AS-IS basis.

Minor conumdrum: Serial # suggests 1975, the book says 1979.

Serial: #501577
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: hsc
Price: $1995.
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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: 9980
Maker: Stelling
Year: 1978
Notes:

A Very Early Stelling Banjo.

Walnut Neck and Resonator.

Modest playing wear.

 

Serial: #709
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2695.00
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