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2014 Prucha Spirit "Brandon Green" Banjo

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$3,750.00

Almost new condition flat fingerboard Maple beauty! Amber sunburst on figured Maple with tortoise bindings and amber tuner buttons is a wonderful look.

Exc (+) original condition. Serial number 1011.

Prucha Spirit inlays in peghead and fingerboard. Brandon Green signature truss rod cover. Nickel hardware. Tortoise multiple bindings along fingerboard and top and back of resonator. One-piece highly figured Maple back of resonator. Great figure in the sidewalls of resonator and in neck. Four H&K tuners with Gotoh 5th, all with matching amber buttons. Flat ebony fingerboard. There is a slight amount of evidence that this banjo was previously owned, but you have to look hard to find it. No fretwear. Comes with original hard case.

Greg says “great tone”.

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2007 Ome Deluxe Juniper - $2300

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2007 Ome Deluxe Juniper resonator banjo in like new condition. Maple resonator and neck, ebony fingerboard with beautiful pearl inlay. Ome "Megatone Bluegrass" tone ring and flange. Snuffy Smith bridge. This is a powerhouse banjo! Clear ringing tone all the way up the neck with a great low and comfortable setup. Over $1000 off the price of a new one and this one is in "like new" condition. Comes with a Superior Deluxe hardshell case.

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Posted: Feb 23, 2018 10:56 AM CDT

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Fiddler's Green Music Shop
1809 W. 35th Street
Austin TX 78703
USA
Phone: 512-452-3900

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1927 Gibson F2
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1970's Alvarez F5 $750
Maui Music (Peter Lieberman) Koa Soprano Ukulele $750
2012 Martin Jeff Tweedy 00-Db
Eastman Ebj-Wl1 Whyte Lady
1953 Martin 0-18T Tenor Guitar
Pono Et-Pc Tenor Ukulele
Gold Tone Cc100
1950's A. Di Mauro French Gypsy Jazz Guitar
Pava Pro F5
1924 Gibson TB-4 Tenor Banjo
1936 Gibson A-1 (F Holes)
Collings MT Sunburst Wide Nut
1999 Summit F-100s
2017 Collings MT Lefty $1950
2000 Gibson Mastertone RB-250

Fairbanks & Cole

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12" spun-over rim assembly, dowel and rim stamped w/ #8434 & w/ Fairbanks/Cole stamp; 25-3/4" scale mahogany neck with ebony fretboard w/ pearl inlay. Outfitted with friction tuners, reproduction bone tailpiece.

$995.00

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Posted: Feb 23, 2018 07:02 AM CDT

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Bernunzio Uptown Music
122 East Ave.
Rochester NY 14620
United States
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Howe-Orme Model 308 Mandola
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Umberto Ceccherini Bowlback Mandolin
The Loar LM-310F-Brb
Gibson TB-250 On Sale
Luigi Salsedo Bowlback Mandolin
Regal Flat Back Teardrop
Fairbanks-Vega Little Wonder
Richard Beard Om3
Martin Style 6 Bowlback Mandolin
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Eastman MD515-Cs Mandolin
Eastman MD305 Mandolin

Nechville Custom Walnut Phantom (2015)

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Tom Nechville and his Nechville Banjos are firmly established as some of the most innovative instruments of our time. This used Nechville Custom Walnut Phantom Banjo is a prime example of how Tom Nechville blends traditional banjo building techniques with modern design and engineering. One feature Nechville Banjos are known for is a full length 5th string and a built-in Nechville sliding nut with 5th string capo- allowing for players to seamlessly capo without the need to retune. Another Nechville standard feature that this banjo includes is the Heli-mount and Cyclotronic Tone Ring System. This system allows for players to release the tension from the head or adjust the neck in a matter of seconds. Another "must mention" feature is the immediately noticeable and highly burled walnut that we have dubbed "Topographical Walnut" due to its similarity to a topographical map which adorns the resonator. In addition preinstalled is a Schatten BJ-02 banjo pickup for easy and clean amplification.

Condition-wise this one shows plenty of use. It has a few small dings here and there and a decent amount of scratching on the resonator but the best instruments are the ones that get played, right? The important thing is the setup is very playable and the neck is nice and straight. Also included is the original hardshell case.

Price: $2,995.00. This item is on consignment and we are unable to take trades. Thank you.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2018 02:44 PM CDT

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The Denver Folklore Center
1893 South Pearl Street
Denver Colorado 80210
United States
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Martin Style 5 (C.1927-1930s)
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Wildwood Walnut Artist

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Suggested retail $3,645.00
Our price $3,279.00
Black Walnut Neck and Resonator
Flat Head Cast Bronze Tone Ring
Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
1 1/4" Nut Width
26.25" Scale Length
Deluxe Hardshell Case Included

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Posted: Feb 22, 2018 02:20 PM CDT

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Sylvan Music
1521 Mission St.
Santa Cruz CA 95060
USA
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Weber Yellowstone Ht Wide Nut
1972 Gibson RB-250
Pava A-5 Satin Sunburst
Gibson Model 'A' Mandolin 1931
Pava A-5 Satin
1937 National "Silvo" Mandolin
1928 Gibson A-4
1925 Ludwig Kingston 19-Fret Tenor Banjo
1965 Ode Model 42 Grade 2 5-String Banjo
Gibson J-45 1954
Gibson A-5 Master Model 1996
Gibson RB-3 Conversion 1926
Weber Yellowstone 'A' Ht Wide Nut
2004 Andrew Mowry F-5
S.S. Stewart Ca. 1898 Special Thoroughbred Banjo
Ome Monarch Plectrum Banjo 1986
Eastman MD805/V - Sale
Gibson TB-4 1924 Tenor Banjo

2004 Prucha Legend Cherry Banjo - $3,750.00

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#0527

Exc. Condition. This banjo shows slightest amount of use, with minor discoloration on armrest. Almost no wear to the frets or head.

Figured Cherry wood neck and resonator. Resonator is 2-piece, book-matched quilted Cherry that is very dramatic. The neck has similar figure, but is more subtle. Fiddle peghead with JPrucha logo at the top and “Hearts & Flowers” inlay in the Ebony peghead overly. Solid pearl truss rod cover. Appears to be Brazilian Rosewood, radiused fingerboard with pearl “Hearts & Flowers” inlay with Legend inlaid in pearl block at 22nd fret. Bone nut. Reversed multi-ply bindings with black/white/black along fingerboard and top and back of resonator, with white line seen from the top, the bottom and the sides. Ebony heelcap. Prewar style 3-ply Maple rim, with 20-hole flathead tonering. Wonderful tuners with matching Ivoroid buttons. Railroad spikes installed at A, B-flat, B and C.

This is a great sounding banjo, the tone is similar to maple but with more mid-range and more of a sculpted attack. Comes in Travelite case.

$3,750.00

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2004 Used Gibson JD Crowe Blackjack

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Nice JD Crowe Blackjack in excellent condition. Bound Mahogany resonator with white/black/white concentric circles. Gold hardware. Includes hardshell case.

$3,500.00

Contact Bob or Alvin at Morgan Music for additional information.

C. 1975 Great Lakes 11" Open-Back Banjo

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$1,500.00

Exc (-) condition. Serial number 267.
Made in Ann Arbor, MI.

This is what many people today would call a “crossover” banjo, meaning it’s predominantly a frailer but has the rim and full flathead tonering of a bluegrass banjo for a little more concentrated power. So, you can frail it or 3-finger pick it. Nicely constructed by the famous Great Lakes banjo folks. Mahogany neck with Great Lakes Banjo Company stamped in back of peghead. Matching 5-Star tuners with cream buttons. Blank ebony peghead overlay and ebony flat fingerboard with Star inlay at 5th and graduated dots. Fingerboard scalloped after 17th fret. 3/4″ rim with 24-shoe construction. 20-hole tradition flathead tonering. Neck attached with two parallel coordinator rods. Nickel hardware. Slight wear on head and slight wear in first position on some frets but otherwise very nice.

Very well made banjo with its original hard case.

Mid-1930s Gibson Kel Kroydon KK-11 Dbl Conversion Banjo

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Was $4,450.00
On sale now for only $3,950.00

Original 1930's Gibson KK-11 tenor, converted to 5-string, and converted to flathead, with Tennessee 20 tonering.

Exc.(-) condition. Made by Gibson, marketed under the “Kel Kroydon” brand. This is the same banjo that Gibson named “Style 11.” All-original hardware in great condition, except for newer Presto tailpiece. Original pot metal 1-pc flange is in fine shape.

Double conversion - This banjo was originally a tenor with a bead-brass tone-ring on the 3-ply Maple rim.

Now it is converted to 5-string banjo with a radiused Ebony neck, with Bella Voce inlay.

The bead ring was removed, and the 3-ply Maple rim was fitted with a Tennessee-20 flathead tonering.

All of the work was done professionally. Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons are installed in the new neck. The color of this TB-11 was the dark blue color on the rim and resonator sidewall, and the neck color is a great match to the original color of the resonator and rim. The neck has a full profile with a 1 1/4″ width at nut.

This banjo is really setup well, it sounds and plays great. Huge presence and great bottom end.

Comes with newer Gibson hardshell case.

1973 Ome Grubstake Banjo

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Very cool old banjo! Grubstake was a budget line that the Ome banjo company briefly manufactured in the 70s in Colorado. Very unique integrated tone ring and metal pot design. This banjo plays very well and sounds awesome. This would make a very cool, vintage alternative to the Chinese made models for someone in the market for an open back banjo in this price range.

$825.00

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Posted: Feb 20, 2018 12:50 PM CDT

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Fiddler's Green Music Shop
1809 W. 35th Street
Austin TX 78703
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2007 Ome Deluxe Juniper - $2300
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Maui Music (Peter Lieberman) Koa Soprano Ukulele $750
2012 Martin Jeff Tweedy 00-Db
Eastman Ebj-Wl1 Whyte Lady
1953 Martin 0-18T Tenor Guitar
Pono Et-Pc Tenor Ukulele
Gold Tone Cc100
1950's A. Di Mauro French Gypsy Jazz Guitar
Pava Pro F5
1924 Gibson TB-4 Tenor Banjo
1936 Gibson A-1 (F Holes)
Collings MT Sunburst Wide Nut
1999 Summit F-100s
2017 Collings MT Lefty $1950
2000 Gibson Mastertone RB-250

Vega Little Wonder Circa 1914

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A beautiful example of a Vega Little Wonder. The banjo has a replica 5-string neck.

Specs

Scale - 26 1/4"
Pot Size - 12"
Case - No case

$1,400.00

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Posted: Feb 20, 2018 10:16 AM CDT

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Walter & Christie Carter
Carter Vintage Guitars
Nashville TN 37203
United States
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Gibson H-2 Mandola 1919
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Bruce Weber Signed Gibson F-5V 1995
Gilchrist 5 1980
Red Diamond F
Gilchrist 5 2016
Dubova A-Style
Red Diamond A Oval
Monteleone F5 Grand Artist 1980
Gilchrist 5 2001
Duff F5 New
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Luscomb Banjeaurine

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13 inch all metal rim with wooden tonering; all complete. Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard; this is a very nice original instrument suitable for playing classical banjo music from the period. Outfitted with Champion tuners (missing one hook).

$1250.00

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Posted: Feb 20, 2018 07:38 AM CDT

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Bernunzio Uptown Music
122 East Ave.
Rochester NY 14620
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Howe-Orme Model 308 Mandola
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Umberto Ceccherini Bowlback Mandolin
The Loar LM-310F-Brb
Gibson TB-250 On Sale
Luigi Salsedo Bowlback Mandolin
Regal Flat Back Teardrop
Fairbanks-Vega Little Wonder
Richard Beard Om3
Martin Style 6 Bowlback Mandolin
Gibson A
Mayflower Bowlback Mandolin
Eastman MD515-Cs Mandolin
Eastman MD305 Mandolin

Chuck Lee Banjos - Fretless 12" Open-Back

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This Chuck Lee Open Back Fretless 12" Banjo is a beautiful display of the impeccable craftsmanship the Ovilla, Texas, builder for which he has become known. While fretless banjos are a pretty rare sight, they're perfect for players looking to play glissando and those who want the tone of early banjos. This one has a 12" Maple rim that has been stained black and an outstanding Macassar Ebony fingerboard that is one of the smoothest playing surfaces we've seen on a banjo. The Cherry neck, Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons, and Cottonwood-style peghead round out its vintage-style appearance. The Chuck Lee Open Back Fretless 12" Banjo is a cool, modern take on an old school classic banjo, and one that you won't want to put down for a second. Full set up to your specs included.

Body: 12” Maple rim; Cottonwood peghead
Scale Length: 25 1/2”
Neck: Cherry
Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony
Tuners: Waverly with Ivoroid buttons
Case: Case available

$2,300.00

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About us: For over 30 years, Mass Street Music has been proudly selling, buying and trading the best vintage, new and used guitars, amps, mandolins and more right in the heart of Lawrence, Kansas - just a short drive from Kansas City and Topeka. We also ship globally, bringing the best hometown guitar service & selection right to your door. We're known for exceptional quality, value and outstanding personal service. A set up from one of our luthiers is always included with a new instrument. Welcome to Mass Street Music... sit back, grab a cup of coffee and browse a while.

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Hopkins Phoenix - A Morgan Music Exclusive

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HOPKINS PHOENIX - A Morgan Music Exclusive!

The Hopkins' Phoenix was conceived and created by David and Paul as a commemorative of the 2008 fire that destroyed Morgan Music, signifying our rise from the ashes. Exclusive to Morgan Music, you can't buy one anywhere else on the planet! Features 3-piece maple neck, Maple resonator, Ebony fingerboard w/Phoenix flames pattern inlays, Hopkins custom tone ring, double action truss rod, waverly 2-band tuners Gold-plated, Custom Engraved Kerschner Tail Piece and arm rest. Includes Hardshell case.

$5,495.00

Contact Bob or Alvin at Morgan Music for additional information.

A.C. Fairbanks No. 7 Whyte Laydie (1908)

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This beautiful turn-of-the-century banjo features intricate inlays on the fretboard and headstock, an elaborately carved heel, and other exquisite details.

$10,000.00

27" scale
10-15/16" skin head
Whyte Laydie tone ring
Ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with fancy engraved inlays (replacement fretboard with new inlays, but very, very nice work which we are told was by Jay Darmstadter)
Figured maple neck with b-w-b veneers and backstrapping
Fancy engraved inlays on peghead and heel cap
Griffin inlay on back of headstock
Elaborate heel carving
Ebony heelcap with engraved pearl inlay
28 brackets with cobra hooks
Fancy herringbone marquetry on bottom edge of tortoise plastic inner and outer-bound rim
Gold mechanical friction tuners with pearl buttons
Currently strung with nylon strings
Consignment
Includes bump OHSC (red tape on handle)
Also includes inlays from original fretboard
VGC+
SN: 24543

Murphy Method 2018 Banjo Camps

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March 23-25, 2018
Murphy Method Intermediate Banjo Camp
Winchester, Virginia
Level: Intermediate
Instructors: Murphy and Casey Henry

A weekend of all banjo all the time is just what you need to kick your playing up to the next level! Our camp is different from any other camp you’ve gone to. It will be 100% Murphy Method instruction. We’ll do more playing, less talking, and the small class size will allow plenty of individual attention.

April 20-22, 2018
Murphy Method Advanced Banjo Camp
Winchester, Virginia
Level: Advanced
Instructors: Casey Henry, Tom Adams, with Murphy Henry leading jams.

For the first time ever we are offering an advanced banjo camp. Casey Henry and Tom Adams will instruct, and Murphy will be on hand to lead jams. Don't miss this chance to learn some advanced picking skills by ear!

July 27-29, 2018
Murphy Method Women's Banjo Camp
Winchester, Virginia
Level: Beginning and Intermediate
Instructors: Murphy and Casey Henry

We are extremely excited to offer this all-women's banjo camp--the only one of its kind! The all-female atmosphere fosters supportive learning and camaraderie. Come hang out with other chicks who pick!

October 26-28, 2018
Murphy Method Beginning Banjo Camp
Winchester, Virginia
Level: Beginner
Instructors: Murphy and Casey Henry

It's hard to get started playing with other people. That's what we focus on during this beginner's weekend. We do more playing, less talking, and the small class size will allow plenty of individual attention.

1972 Gibson RB-250

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$2,300.00
All Original
Mahogany Pot, Neck & Resonator
Flathead Tonering
2-Piece Flange
Ebony Fingerboard
Railroad Spikes at 7, 9 & 10th Frets
Filled Holes On Side of Fingerboard From Old Sliding Capo
Includes Original Hard Case

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Posted: Feb 18, 2018 06:15 PM CDT

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Sylvan Music
1521 Mission St.
Santa Cruz CA 95060
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Wildwood Walnut Artist
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Gibson Model 'A' Mandolin 1931
Pava A-5 Satin
1937 National "Silvo" Mandolin
1928 Gibson A-4
1925 Ludwig Kingston 19-Fret Tenor Banjo
1965 Ode Model 42 Grade 2 5-String Banjo
Gibson J-45 1954
Gibson A-5 Master Model 1996
Gibson RB-3 Conversion 1926
Weber Yellowstone 'A' Ht Wide Nut
2004 Andrew Mowry F-5
S.S. Stewart Ca. 1898 Special Thoroughbred Banjo
Ome Monarch Plectrum Banjo 1986
Eastman MD805/V - Sale
Gibson TB-4 1924 Tenor Banjo

Like-New Deering Goodtime Banjo

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$395.00

Great student banjo in like-new condition.

Like-New, never played. Comes with gig bag, wooden stand, instructional book, fingerpicks, and original Deering box.

Open-back banjo. 3-ply Maple rim, Maple neck and radiused fingerboard with “Bow Tie” inlays. 5/8″ bridge. 11″ pot.

Great banjo for a beginning-intermediate player. Instrument has recently had professional setup, and is ready to play!

Rickard 12" Half Spun White Lady

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Like new 12" half-spunover Whyte Laydie from Bill Rickard with original Superior bump case. This banjo sells for $2,495 new. Less than six months old. Played less than 20 hours. Impeccable maple neck. Like new with the following exceptions:

•John Balch 4-star skin head
•5th string spike professionally installed at 7th fret
•5/8" bridge
•Fresh set PF150 strings
•Played less than 15 hours.

Will include original head if desired.

A great instrument. I’m playing fiddle these days, and this is too nice an instrument to sit around unplayed.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions pertaining to the banjo.

Thank you for your interest.

$1,550 + shipping and PayPal fee

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Posted: Feb 17, 2018 12:18 PM CDT

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Joseph Lipman

Nashville Tennessee 37206
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Eastman Ebj-Wl1 Whyte Lady

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This banjo from Eastman has the amzing level of quality that we find in their mandolins, guitars, and fiddles. This model is a reproduction of the 1903 Fairbanks Whyte Lady. 26" scale length, 10 3/4" rim, Maple hoop, Maple and Ebony neck, Ebony fingerboard, hard shell case.

$1,350.00

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Posted: Feb 17, 2018 11:26 AM CDT

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Fiddler's Green Music Shop
1809 W. 35th Street
Austin TX 78703
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2007 Ome Deluxe Juniper - $2300
1927 Gibson F2
1966 Martin 0-16Ny $2500
1973 Ome Grubstake Banjo
1970's Alvarez F5 $750
Maui Music (Peter Lieberman) Koa Soprano Ukulele $750
2012 Martin Jeff Tweedy 00-Db
1953 Martin 0-18T Tenor Guitar
Pono Et-Pc Tenor Ukulele
Gold Tone Cc100
1950's A. Di Mauro French Gypsy Jazz Guitar
Pava Pro F5
1924 Gibson TB-4 Tenor Banjo
1936 Gibson A-1 (F Holes)
Collings MT Sunburst Wide Nut
1999 Summit F-100s
2017 Collings MT Lefty $1950
2000 Gibson Mastertone RB-250

Supertone New Professional 5 String Banjo

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Supertone New Professional Model 5 String Banjo, most likely made by Rettberg and Lange, c. 1915, probably New York City, serial # 418, natural finish, spunover rim, maple neck.

Overall length is 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm.), 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm.) diameter head, and 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 26 in. (660 mm.). Width of nut is 1 1/4 in. (32 mm.). This banjo has wear overall, most notably to the back of the neck- in the lower positions it is worn down to the wood. The plating is worn on the hooks and scuffed on the rim but substantially intact. The Champion friction pegs are the correct period units, but there were guitar-style tuners on at some point, and the small screw holes for them remain. The fifth string peg is newer, but the proper style, and the tailpiece is a nice original No-Knot with one stud missing. The elegant original hooks and nuts are original except for one. Despite its Sears & Roebuck origins this is a fairly classy banjo, with lovely colored abalone inlay and good quality woods. This is an easy player with a fairly sweet sound, set up with an old skin head and newer bridge. Overall Very Good + Condition.

$1,350.00

Deering Calico Tenor Banjo $2500

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It is in very good shape and has some brush marks on the back. It was refretted a year ago. The only noticeable blemish is at the top of the neck behind the headstock where a small indentation occurred when it made contact with the edge of a table. The setup is low and comfortable. I currently have it strung up in DGBE tuning (bottom 4 strings of a guitar) for ease of play. You will love how comfortable it plays!

The heart of the Deering Calico banjo is the Deering bronze tone-ring, precisely fitted to the three-ply violin grade maple rim. The Deering -06- tone ring produces a beautiful, balanced overtone spectrum. Its weight is ideal for most styles played on the banjo. A softer touch will provide you with as much sustain as you ever want, a sharper attack will produce a distinct pop and accurate note separation. You will notice no dead spots over the entire fingerboard. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes resulting in superb sound. NECK:
Curly Maple With A Honey Stain
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
Mother Of Pearl Scroll Inlays
Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard and Peghead
Multi-color Neck Purfling Trim
Slender Deering Neck Shape
19 Nickel-Silver Frets
Fully Adjustable Two Way Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
High Gloss Finish
POT:
Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
11" Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
5/8″ Deering Smile Maple/Ebony Bridge
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
RESONATOR:
Curly Maple
Coral Snake Wood Purfling Trim
Ivoroide Binding
Shallow Depth For Quick Response
Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside for Projection of Tone
High Gloss Finish
TONE:
The Calico has a smaller air chamber than the Golden Era or the Tenbrooks banjos which gives it a very responsive "poppy" sound with good note separation that mikes very well. With longer sustain than mahogany, maple provides a beautiful bass response and great highs.

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Ad Number 121054
Posted: Feb 16, 2018 12:28 PM CDT

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Robert Badger

Arlington VA

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Beautiful Pearl Inlay Masterpiece Banjo

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Masterpiece Pearl-Inlay 5-String Resonator Banjo
Purchased Used in 1985 through Greg Davis, Banjo Instructor

PRODUCT SPECS:
Condition: Good to Very Good
Make: Masterpiece
Finish: Maple and Honey Amber
Year: approx. 1982
Price: $650 / Seller pays shipping
*** Resonator banjo with fiddle-cut neck. Pearl inlays on neck and headstock. Ornate carved heel. Laminated maple neck and resonator with striking honey amber finish. Two-piece flange. GREAT sound!
Complete with case and strap

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Posted: Feb 16, 2018 09:37 AM CDT

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B. Bersin

North Richland Hills TX

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1922 Vega Style M Tubaphone 5-String Banjo - Sale

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Exc condition. SN: 49790. 11 13/16″ Pot.
Conversion to 5-string by unknown neck maker.

This is a very nice old early 1920’s Vega Tubaphone with 11 13/16″ pot. Excellent copy neck with beautiful Maple figure and nicely engraved inlays in Ebony peghead overlay and in Ebony fingerboard. Original dowel stick is installed in this newer repro neck. All parts original except newer “no knot” tailpiece. Everything is in great shape to play and it sounds great. Four Gotoh main tuners, with Schaller 5th.

Comes with gig bag. New and used hard shell cases available.

Was $2,500.00
Sale price $2,250.00

Chuck Lee 12" Chalk Mountain

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Brand new "Chalk Mountain" just in from Chuck Lee Banjos! This is a great banjo for the player looking for the big, powerful sound of a Chuck Lee with a warmer edge (courtesy of the Texas Ebony tone ring). Expertly crafted and eminently playable, this is a banjo with equal parts cluck and punch, which makes it well suited to small group and full-band settings. Priced with hard case.

$3,100.00

Texas Ebony tone ring
Walnut Neck
Maple rim stained black
Waverly Tuners

Gold Tone Cc100

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Gold Tone CC100. A lot of features for a very low price. Brass tone ring, Rosewood fingerboard, neck binding, sealed tuners, double coordinator rods, straitline tailpiece, 7 year warranty, armrest, curly Maple headstock veneer, bone nut, snowflake position markers, with a gig bag .

$465.00

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Ad Number 121008
Posted: Feb 15, 2018 09:10 AM CDT

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$3,750.00

Great sounding, great condition beautiful Maple banjo with Gold plated parts and Calton Case.

Exceptional condition. Serial number: 0998-0006.
Hardly any player wear… only has barest signs of use, mostly finger marks on the Remo head and wear on armrest..
No fret dents.

Maple banjo with upgrade Maple flame figure, “speed” neck and Gold hardware.

Double cut peghead with Osborne Chief logo and hearts & Flowers inlay pattern inlaid in Ebony peghead overlay.

Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with Hearts & Flowers pearl inlay and blank “mastertone” block at 15th fret. Resonator and fingerboard have white/black/white bindings. Maple resonator is one-piece veneer of stunning flame figure and excellent amber sunburst.

Built to have pre-war tone and performance, this banjo has many great features. Huber pre-war style flat head tonering. Tony Pass “Lost Timber” Maple rim. One-pc pot metal flange. Gold Presto tailpiece.

Comes with 2 Gold Keith D-tuners, two Gold 5-star tuners, and Gold Schaller 5th tuner.

This banjo has lots of great sound. It comes with great condition Calton deluxe flight case - White exterior with Wine interior.

Vega Vegavox I Tenor Banjo (1930)

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Vega Vegavox I Model Tenor Banjo (1930), made in Boston, Mass., serial # 93615, shaded maple finish, laminated maple neck, rim and resonator, ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case.

This fairly early Vegavox I is a nice example of Vega's final development of the tenor banjo family, which even today remains one of the most sought-after of the breed. The Vegavox models appeared at the end of the 1920s, when interest in the tenor banjo was already fading. With their industry-standard Vegaphone line, Vega was arguably the most successful banjo maker of the era, and they weren't going down without a fight!

Developed with input from plectrum virtuoso Eddie Peabody, the Vegavox used the same rim design mounted in a very deep resonator totally enclosing it with the flange mounted just under the head. The tension nuts were adjusted from the top, a design pioneered earlier by Leedy and Ludwig and eventually adopted by Gibson in the 1930s.

The Vegavox line were exclusively high-end professional banjos. This Vox 1 was the simplest model of four styles offered but is still rather fancy. The fingerboard inlay is similar to the earlier Vegaphone Professional, while the elaborate pearl headstock pattern is more like the high-end Artist model. The deep-dish resonator is finished in Vega's subtle shaded maple, with a pie-section back and two thick inlaid lines of celluloid and gold sparkle inlay on the sides. The top-tension nuts and flange is chrome-plated.

The sound is very powerful (the Vegavox is built on the Tub-A-Phone rim) with a deeper dimension than most tenor banjos. Many players who worked as soloists or with small combos preferred the Vegavox to all earlier tenors, and Vega continued to make them -- in small numbers -- up into the late 1960s. This is a lovely early-pattern example and still an exceptionally fine tenor banjo for any application.

Overall length is 33 3/4 in. (85.7 cm.), 11 in. (27.9 cm.) diameter head, and 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 23 in. (584 mm.). Width of nut is 1 1/8 in. (29 mm.).

This banjo shows light-moderate wear overall, but the only alteration is a lovely handmade repro tailpiece; the originals often have failed from metal fatigue by now. There is some wear to the finish on the back of the neck from play, and dings and chips to the resonator sides and back. The frets and fingerboard also show some wear, but the instrument still plays very well with the expected superlative sound. A fine player's example of this fairly rare and much-lauded tenor banjo; includes a later Vega HSC sized for a plectrum/5-string length neck, but otherwise a good fit. Very Good + Condition.

$2,250.00

Nechville Atlas 12" Standard (Recent) - $1,200

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12" Renaissance head, walnut block-style rim and cocobolo tone ring, walnut neck, radiused ebony fretboard with Saturn and stars inlays and "thumb scoop" indent above 16th fret, planetary tuners, 1-5/16" nut width, ~26-1/2" scale, easily detachable neck for quick action adjustment or travel, super lightweight (5.6 lbs.), with heavy duty TKL gigbag, EC (SN:1048).

$1,200.00

Ome North Star 11" Walnut

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The OME North Star produces the brightest, clearest sound of any banjo the Colorado-based builder produces. The Vintage Brass tone ring inside a gorgeous walnut rim delivers classic tone that's warm and present all at once. A great recording banjo! Priced with hard case!

$3,070.00

Walnut construction
Wooden arm rest
Vintage Brass tone ring
Aged Brass hardware
Two-way truss rod
17-fret fingerboard with scoop
OME Planetary tuners
Capo spikes at 7th and 9th frets
25.5" scale
1.34" nut