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Lightly used Stelling Swallowtail 5 string banjo ()

This lightly used Stelling Swallowtail 5 string banjo is a beast of a jam session or performance instrument. Strong, solid voice that has plenty of substance all over the neck. Four 5th string railroad spikes, Keith tuners, original hardshell case.

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Price: $3500

1927 Bacon & Day Silver Bell #3 Plectrum (23472)

This 1927 Bacon & Day Silver Bell #3 Plectrum banjo (23472) Was on the the several instruments in the personal arsenal of recording instruments owned and played by celebrated jazz guitarist Barney Kessell. Obvious to those familiar with instruments made in the golden age of the late 1920s, this instrument features fine workmanship, the Silver […]

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Price: $1850

1928 Vega Professional tenor banjo (82294)

This consignment 1928 Vega Professional 19 fret tenor banjo remains in very nice original condition, with the exception of upgraded tuner replacements, clear Remo head, and a refret. Scale length 23″. With 1960s era Geib tenor banjo case.

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Price: $1000

1932 Trujo style A plectrum banjo (3072-A)

This consignment 1932 Gibson-made Trujo style A plectrum banjo shows a little wear, but no abuse, and all-original parts except for plastic head. The metal surfaces are clean and bright. Mahogany neck and resonator, Page tuners, Adjustable truss rod, Pearl “Trujo” inlay on rear of headstock, Chrome plated parts, Special deep 3 1/4″ body construction […]

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Price: $2500

1922 Vega Whyte Laydie No. 2 open back 5 string banjo (61508)

This consignment 1922 Vega Whyte Laydie No. 2 open back 5 string banjo (61508) comes to the shop in fine condition, speaking with a colorful and complete voice. Maple rim and neck, Five Star planet tuners, Ebony fingerboard, Calfskin 11″ head, nice setup. With original hardshell case.

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Price: $2250

1924 Vega style X #9 tenor banjo (61900)

This consignment 1924 Vega style X #9 tenor banjo is in spectacular condition. The one modification is an added 1930s Verga resonator for greater projection. Calfskin head, Kerschner tailpiece, 17 frets, 11″ head. With hardshell case.

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Price: $2250

ca. 1939 Gibson TB-18 (No FON or serial number)

This consignment ca. 1939 Gibson TB-18 tenor banjo comes to us in all-original excellent+ condition. The late 1930s top tension flathead model 18, with maple woods and engraved gold metal parts was Gibson’s successor to the Granada model. This banjo has its original skin head and the custom upgrade ebony bridge with ivory cap. Showing […]

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Price: Sold