Used 5-String Resonator Banjos

Index: 10089
Maker: "Gibson"
Year: ca. 1980
Notes:

Reproduction 5-String Mastertone-style 5-string neck on 

a tube & plate rim with a bronze flat-head tone-ring. The rim may or not be an actual '70's Gibson rim.

The resonator is certainly an import. 

A great-playing and sounding banjo despite its lack of originality.

Gibson Hard Case.

Estate Find, offered AS-IS.

Serial: None
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: hsc
Price: $850.00
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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: 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: 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: 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: 10077
Maker: Gibson
Year: 200?
Notes:

Basically a Flat-Head Mastertone Banjo without the bling.

Curly Maple, Ebony Fingerboard.

Nearly Perfect and Un-Played.

 

Serial: #RB-934
Condition: Nearly Mint
Case: orig hsc
Price: $1775.00
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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: 10079
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1951
Notes:

An all-original one-owner RB-100 with a little modest playing-wear.

Tough to imagine a nicer one.

Gibson Hard Case from around 1970.

Serial: #7078-52
Condition: Excellent
Case: hsc
Price: $1650.
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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: 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: 10092
Maker: ODE
Year: 1979
Notes:

An exceptionally clean ODE Style D banjo with gold-plated and engraved hardware.

All-Original. Near perfect condition with a small repaired crack below fingerboard at nut.

Serial: #6-79-14
Condition: Excellent and Original
Case: hsc
Price: $1295.00
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