Category Archive: Banjos

(NEW) Calton case for Bluegrass banjo – $850

(NEW) Calton cases are now being manufactured in Austin Texas by our pal Jon Green. The quality is back, and the wait is over. The cases are decidedly “European” now with all the Keith Calton improvements – including new latch hardware, bumpers and an RFID security chip. Superior quality and American-made. Shown here is a BURGUNDY Calton banjo case with SILVER interior Fits Gibson, Stelling,

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(JUST ARRIVED) USED Bishline Cardinal Banjo, Tony Pass Rim

 (USED) Excellent ++ condition!  Well….If you’ve spent any time on this website, you know how we feel about Bishline Banjos. NO ONE builds a finer 5-string banjo than our pal Rob Bishline, and he is a heckuva nice guy to boot! While many folks have heard of Rob’s no-frills banjos like the Patriot and the Cimarron, where he truly excels

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(JUST ARRIVED) (USED) Bishline Cimarron 5-string banjo – $1,825

 (USED) Excellent ++ condition!  Well….An AMERICAN company that makes the best darned reasonably prced banjo, the “Patriot”,  now has a model “up” from that one that includes a full BELL BRONZE flathead (Bishline) tone ring made in a Nashville foundry, more volume, ebony peghead veneer and heel cap, and nicer inlay. We’ve grown weary of explaining to people for a

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(SOLD) (NEW) Custom Bishline Cimarron – Mahogany – $2,595 – SOLD

(JUST ARRIVED) Quickly becoming our favorite bluegrass banjo to get real creative with regard to custom features, we are proud to feature the Bishline brand from our pal Rob Bishline in Tulsa, OK. The fit and finish of these banjos rivals the finest (and costliest) instruments on the market and the tone is responsive, strong, musical, and versatile. The playability is

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(NEW) Gold Star GF-85 Resonator banjo – ON SALE!!! $995

(NEW) GOLD STAR GF-85 BANJO & CASE Classic pre-war style flathead banjo, 3-ply rock maple rim, bound mahogany resonator, bound mahogany neck w/ ornate pearl inlaid rosewood fretboard, double-cut peghead with ornate inlay, adjustable truss rod, die-cast 1-piece flange, 20-hole die cast bronze flathead tone ring, planetary tuners, geared 5th peg, Presto-style tailpiece, armrest, all hardware nickel-plated, includes shaped wooden

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(NEW) Gold Star GF-100HF Hearts & Flowers – ON SALE!! $1,295

(NEW) GOLD STAR GF-100HF “HEARTS & FLOWERS” RESONATOR BANJO & CASE. The reissue of a very popular bluegrass banjo from the 80′s. Features include mahogany neck and resonator, 3-ply rock maple rim w/ sand cast bell bronze flathead tone ring, 1-piece die cast flange, presto-style tailpiece, triple nickel plated hardware, dual coordinator rods, adjustable truss rod, ebony fingerboard w/ “hearts &

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(NEW) Bishline ZIRICOTE Limited – Fabulous Custom Banjo! – $7,995

(JUST ARRIVED) Quickly becoming our favorite bluegrass banjo to get real creative with regard to custom features, we are proud to feature the Bishline brand from our pal Rob Bishline in Tulsa, OK. The fit and finish of these banjos rivals the finest (and costliest) instruments on the market and the tone is responsive, strong, musical, and versatile. The playability

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(USED) Mike Ramsey “Electric” Model Open Back Banjo, 11″ – SOLD

(USED) A great sounding Ramsey banjo – his Electric model with 11-inch pot and the “Electric” tone ring, patented in 1890 and later made famous in the Fairbanks Whyte Laydies. With an authentic, engraved Special no. 0 inlay pattern, ebony fingerboard and 3-piece mahogany neck. Look at the features:  frailing scoop, dowel-rod construction, No-Knot tailpiece, dual-band tuners, RR capo spikes at 7 and 9 and

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(NEW) Reunion Blues Continental Banjo Case – Bluegrass Banjo – $209

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(NEW) Reunion Blues Continental - 11″ Resonator (BLUEGRASS) banjo case. Better than wood, better than plastic – offering an exoskeleton of composite material providing extreme protection with light weight. An extremely fine case that is very popular with travelers. Limited Edition all black exterior gigbag. Fits both resonator and openback banjos. Ballistic Quadraweave exterior with 1″ thick high-density, dual-layer foam on front

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(NEW) OME Wizard Banjo, Open Back, Mahogany 12″ – $2,250

(NEW) Our best selling open back banjos, the OME. Continuing our obsession with these relatively new OME open back banjos, this one is another  12″  Wizard (Mahogany this time) with all the great cluck, pop, clarity and warmth we have come to expect. OME really has a hit on their hands with these new traditional “old timey” instruments – which

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(SOLD) – Bishline Custom Midnight Moon – Fabulous Custom Banjo! – SOLD!

(JUST ARRIVED) Quickly becoming our favorite bluegrass banjo to get real creative with regard to custom features, we are proud to feature the Bishline brand from our pal Rob Bishline in Tulsa, OK. The fit and finish of these banjos rivals the finest (and costliest) instruments on the market and the tone is responsive, strong, musical, and versatile. The playability

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(SOLD) OME NorthStar “Woody” Resonator Banjo – SOLD!

(JUST ARRIVED) Our best selling open back banjos are made in Boulder, CO by the good folks at OME. We also do a great job with their resonator “Bluegrass” banjos, as shown by some of the others in these pages. This particular (custom) NorthStar model navigates the line between old-time open back and bluegrass resonator banjos – it is a resonator banjo with

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(JUST ARRIVED) OME Jubilee mahogany banjo (open back) FRETLESS!!!

(Just Arrived) Our best selling open back banjos are made in Boulder, CO by the good folks at OME. Continuing our obsession with these relatively new OME open back designs, we thought we’d go “all the way back” and order a fretless model – Tanya at OME recommended the 12″ JUBILEE model in mahogany with varnish finish for the clarity and warmth

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(SOLD) OME Minstrel 12″ Open Back Banjo – Curly Maple – SOLD

(NEW) Our best selling open back banjos are made in Boulder, CO by the good folks at OME. Continuing our obsession with these relatively new OME open back designs, this one is another CURLY MAPLE 12″  Minstrel model with all the great cluck, pop, clarity and warmth we have come to expect. OME really has a hit on their hands

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(USED) Huss & Dalton Owens Mill Banjo – Maple sunburst – SOLD

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(USED)  Building on their experience working for one of the top banjo builders in the world, Jeff Huss & Mark Dalton are doing their mentor proud while finding their own voice and by building unique and marvelous sounding banjos. More “traditional” sounding than a Stelling, it has plenty of flathead Mastertone pop and snarl from the JLS Pre-War style tone ring. This curly maple 5

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