Used 5-String Open Back Banjos

This web page last updated on 7/22/2014

Index Maker Model Year   Serial #     Cond   Case   Price     Note  
7263   A.V. & Co. by Windsor   'Challenger'   ca 1900   #none   Exc & Orig   ssc   $500       Made in England   
7676   Celebrated Benary   5-String Banjo   ca 1890       Mostly Orig & VG-Exc   yes   $695       11" rim, 26" scale, 38 brackets, Nylgut strings   
7629   Cole   Cole's Eclipse   1890s   #992   Exc & Largely Orig   yes   $1250          
8007   Cole   Cole's Eclipse "Lady's Banjo"   ca 1890   #82   Ex-Fine   gig bag   $1950       9" rim, 22" scale, reproduction neck with engraved inlays & carved heel   
7478   Dallas, J.E.   Universal Favorite   ca 1900   #5155   See Note   gig bag   $800       Made in England, original 5-string with some restoration   
7950   Dobson, Henry   Fretless Banjo   1870s       Exc   hsc   $1700       Stamped THEO. LOHR, inlaid marquetry fingerboard   
7942   Dobson, Henry   Fretless Banjo   ca 1867       See Note   yes   $1150       Brazilian RW top-tension resonator model, pretty much all-original & all there, but very grimy and in need of attention. Offered as-is as a worthy project [almost 150 years old].   
7995   Epiphone   Campus [Gibson RB-175]   1965   #354351   Exc   ssc   $850       Ex-long   
8010   Fairbanks      1898   #17404   Exc   yes   $1300       12" rim, 28" scale, oak neck, minor restoration   
8008   Fairbanks   Imperial   ca 1890       Ex-Fine   gig bag   $1500       Reproduction neck with carved heel   
7375   Fairbanks   Senator   1900   #19821   See Note   yes   $1500       10 3/4" x 26"; original 5-string with some restoration   
7842   Fairbanks   Whyte Laydie #2   1902   #21466   Exc   hsc   $2895       Reproduction neck with original M-O-P   
7696   Fairbanks & Cole   Imperial   ca 1890   #8780   Exc   yes   $1995       12" rim, 25" scale, Nylgut strings   
8006   Gatcomb   Standard Piccolo Banjo   ca 1890   #3853   Ex-Fine w/ Some Restoration   gig bag   $2000       Model 40, 7" rim, 14 1/2" scale   
7670   Gibson   RB-175   1966   #403122   Exc   ssc   $850       Ex-long, 25 frets   
7994   Gibson   RB-175   1967   #061026   VG-Exc   ssc   $750       Ex-long   
7891   Gibson   RB-3   1924   #11134-A   VG-Exc & Orig   hsc   $2495       Original 5-string with trap-door   
7949   Lange   Model #3   ca 1920       Exc   hsc   $1150       Refinished, wooden tone ring   
7481   Luscomb   5-String Banjo   1890s   #2-1200   Exc   gig bag   $1200       Original heavy-duty 12 1/2" rim, reproduction 5-string neck with 26" scale, carved heel & fancy pearl inlays   
7543   Orpheum   #1   ca 1920   #10781   Exc   hsc   $1550       5-string conversion neck by Intermountain Guitar & Banjo [ca 1990]   
7795   Orpheum   #1   ca 1920   #10101   Ex-Fine   hsc   $1895       12 1/4" rim, reproduction 5-string neck by Intermountain Guitar & Banjo   
8020   S.S. Stewart   Acme Professional   ca 1900       VG   yes   $1200       Mostly original, tree-of-life   
7955   S.S. Stewart   'Acme Professional'   ca 1900       Exc w/ Some Restoration   hsc   $1250          
7867   S.S. Stewart   Banjeaurine   1894   #14143   Exc & Largely Orig   gig bag   $1295       12 3/8" rim, 19" scale   
8019   S.S. Stewart   Lady's Banjo   ca 1885   #2612   Exc   hsc   $1050       10" rim, 24 1/2" scale   
8012   S.S. Stewart   Monogram   ca 1900   #11089   Exc   gig bag   $650       11" rim, 27" scale   
8011   S.S. Stewart   Thoroughbred [?]   ca 1885   #3594   VG-Exc   yes   $995       11" rim, 27" scale, old heel repair   
7991   Stromberg   5-String Banjo   ca 1920       Ex-Fine   hsc   $1995       12" rim, reproduction 5-string curly maple neck with 27" scale   
7841   Un-Named Tu-Ba-Phone   5-String Banjo   Modern       Exc   hsc   $795       By California artist Donal Jolley   
7932   Unknown   5-String Banjo   ca 1880       Exc & Orig   gig bag   $1250       12" wood rim   
7672   Unknown   5-String Banjo   ca 1900       Some Restoration   gig bag   $695       Possibly English   
7614   Unknown   Pony Banjo   1890s       Exc   gig bag   $495       8" head, 20" scale, planetary geared pegs   
7965   Vega   Artist   1928   #81922   Ex-Fine   hsc   $2400       Reproduction neck with carved heel   
7292   Vega   Electric   1925   #62227   Exc   yes   $2300       10" x 24 3/4", mahogany 5-string conversion, carved heel, engraved pearl inlays   
7925   Vega   Folk-Wonder   1966   #A-126043   Exc & Orig   hsc   $795          
7592   Vega   Little Wonder   1923   #53737   Ex-Fine   hsc   $1350       11 13/16" rim, reproduction 5-string neck, engraved pearl, optional pie-section resonator   
7941   Vega   Little Wonder   1923   #53206   Exc   hsc   $1600       Reproduction neck with exquisite John Gough engraved pearl inlays   
7837   Vega   Pete Seeger   1961   #100437   Exc w/ Some Restoration   hsc   $3195       Dowel-stick   
7927   Vega   Pete Seeger   1962   #A-102746   All-Orig & Ex-Fine   hsc   $3795          
7570   Vega   Regent   1927   #72776   See Note   hsc   $1450       10 15/16" rim, 27" scale, neck refinished, otherwise all-original 5-string   
7654   Vega   Senator   1921   #42972   Exc   hsc   $1495       Reproduction 5-string neck, nice engraved pearl inlays, 25" scale   
7479   Vega   Senator   1925   #63541   Ex-Fine   hsc   $1395       All-original 5-string with new planetary geared pegs   
7487   Vega   Senator   1926   #70985   See Note   hsc   $1495       Original 5-string in pristine condition, low action, planetary pegs   
7996   Vega   Style N   1928   #86838   Exc   hsc   $1200       Clever conversion from a plectrum   
7285   Vega   Tu-Ba-Phone #2   1970s   #1067   Exc   hsc   $1195          
7653   Vega   Tu-Ba-Phone #3   1929   #81647   Exc   hsc   $2695       Original 5-string, optional pie-section resonator & flanges   
7288   Vega   Tu-Ba-Phone #9   1927   #73938   Exc   yes   $2700       10 11/16" x 24 3/4", mahogany 5-string conversion with carved heel & engraved pearl inlays   
7970   Vega   Whyte Laydie #2   1924   #58255   Ex-Fine   hsc   $2450       11 13/16" rim, reproduction neck with engraved pearl inlays   
7496   Vega [Deering]   'Pete Seeger' Ex-Long Neck   2001   #B-213   N. Mint   hsc   $2600       25 frets   
7926   Vega [Deering]   Tu-Ba-Phone #2   1994   #E045   Ex-Fine & Unplayed   hsc   $2295          
5616   Vega/Fairbanks   Style K   1919   #36860   Exc   ssc   $850       Reproduction 5-string mahogany neck, 10 1/8" rim, 24 3/4" scale, engraved pearl inlays, friction pegs   
7675   Vega/Fairbanks   Style M Tu-Ba-Phone   1914   #30063   Exc   hsc   $1695       10 1/8" rim with 24 3/4" scale reproduction 5-string neck by IG&B [1979]   
7733   Vega/Fairbanks   Style Special   1917   #33269   See Note   hsc   $900       Original 5-string with some restoration   
5474   Vega/Fairbanks   Tu-Ba-Phone #3   1921   #38564   VG-Exc   hsc   $3600       All-original mahogany 5-string neck with carved heel, engraved gryphon peghead inlays   
6164   Vega/Fairbanks   Whyte Laydie   1917   #33673   See Note   hsc   $1800       Old heel repair, planetary geared pegs, nicely restored   
7568   Washburn   5-String   1890s   #2675   Exc & Orig   yes   $875       10 1/2" rim, 26" scale, nylon-strun   
7590   Washburn   Improved   ca 1915   #2953   Exc w/ Some Restoration   yes   $975