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: 9917
Maker: Deering
Year: 200?
Notes:

The Hard-to-Find Deering Black Diamond in  Near-Mint  condition.

Flat-Head.

Ebony Fingerboard with hand-engraved pearl diamonds; 

Black Binding and Head.

Serial: #6975
Condition: EX-Fine
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1995.00
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Index: 10034
Maker: Deering
Year: 2003
Notes:

Top-Grade Deering Flat-Head Bluegrass banjo; compare to Gibson Earl Scruggs Model.

Curly Maple neck and resonator, floral fingerboard inlays. Nearly perfect and un-played condition.

Nice, Original Deering Hard Case.

Serial: D-889
Condition: N. Mint
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1895.00
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Index: 10013
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1998
Notes:

A nice, clean Earl Scruggs Model,

with Scruggs/Keith pegs.

a few dings on resonator, a little finish wear on back of neck in first position.

Truss-rod cover and tailpiece are replacements, as is the Hard Case.

Serial: #3523
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $3350.00
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Index: 10056
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1930's
Notes:

Well-played example of Kalamazoo's resonator 5-string banjo.

Straight neck, good action, with some playing wear.

Original 2-tab Grover geared pegs and original Grover 'window-frame' tailpiece with cover.

A suitable hard case will be provided.

Serial: none
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: hsc
Price: $925.00
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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: 9732
Maker: Gibson
Year: Ca. 1975
Notes:

One-Piece Flange.

All-Original and Largely Un-Played.

A Few Dings.

Serial: #203729
Condition: Ex-Fine and Un-Played.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1350.00
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Index: 10063
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1988
Notes:

Standard Gibson B-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: 9826
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1969
Notes:

Original 4-hole Gibson Arch-Top Tone-Ring.

Original thin plywood rim has been replaced with a 3-ply maple rim.

Original Kluson tuners replaced with Gibson pancake pegs.

Bowtie Pearl Pattern.

 

Serial: #60001
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2000.00
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Index: 9763
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1980
Notes:

Rim replaced with 3-Ply Maple Rim.

Keith Pegs.

Serial: #80080059
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $2050.00
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Index: 9814
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1980
Notes:

The Gibson Flat-Head Mastertone.

3-Ply Maple rim.

Nicely Refinished.

Serial: #82250063
Condition: Ex-Fine
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2000.00
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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: $3695.00
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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: $3595.00
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Index: 10067
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1999
Notes:

A fine example of the hard-to-find Gibson RB-3 Wreathe.

A few dings and minor marks in the finish, but largely un-played.

Gibson 20-hole Flat-Head Tone-Ring.

Serial: #3-9904-13
Condition: Excellent
Case: orig 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: 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: $1350.00
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Index: 9969
Maker: Osborne
Year: 1998
Notes:

Sonny Osborne's Dream Banjo as imagined by Frank Neat, Jimmy Cox and Bill Blaylock.

Gold-Plated. Knock 'em Dead Banjo. Very minor playing wear.

Gold Keith Tuners. Finish removed from back of neck to facilitate fast fingering.

Serial: #0998-0006
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $2895..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: $1395.00.
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