Category Archive: Banjos

(NEW) Chuck Lee 12″ Open Back Banjo – Prairieville with Hawkins Spring Scroll Peghead Shape, Fancy Curly Walnut, Varnish – $3,550

(NEW) Our finest old-timey open back banjos continue to come from the workshop of our friend Chuck Lee. The banjos are honest, they are organic, and they have tone that other banjos just cannot replicate. And Chuck Lee is a prince among men….. We’ve been with Chuck for quite a while. We go way back…. As Chuck Lee banjos go, this is

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(USED) OME North Star banjo, open-back 5-string, curly maple – SOLD

Just in on trade – a beautiful OME North Star open back maple 5-string. It was traded here by the original purchaser on a new custom OME NorthStar resonator banjo. The NORTH STAR features the OME Vintage brass tone ring fitted to an 11”, 2-ply solid maple rim to produce our clearest, brightest Old-time banjo tone. Mahogany, Walnut or Curly

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(NEW) Bishline “Oakie” Open-Back 5-String Banjo with Dobson Tone Ring – $1,895

  Our pal Rob Bishline enters the open-back banjo market with a bold and KILLER offering, the “OAKIE” banjo. We are very pleased. This is a fine, fine handcrafted banjo with all the fit-and-finish we’ve come to expect from Bishline with clean lines, satin finish, superb playability and wonderful bright and plucky tone. It has aged brass parts, Dobson brass tone ring, Gotoh tuners,

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(NEW) Bishline “Harvest” Maple 5-String Banjo – Loaded with Features!! – $2,995

Hey, It’s “Harvest Time” at Bishline, our banjo-building buddies in Tulsa Oklahoma. Quickly becoming our favorite bluegrass banjo brand to get real creative with regard to custom features, we are proud to feature the Bishline brand from our pal Rob Bishline. The fit and finish of these banjos rivals the finest (and costliest) instruments on the market and the tone is responsive, strong,

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(Just Arrived) Chuck Lee Chalk Mountain Custom 12″, Maple Neck and Rim, Morado (Bolivian Rosewood) Tone Ring, Peghead and Fretboard, Oil Varnish – $3,250

(Just arrived!) – (NEW)  Chuck Lee Chalk Mountain 12″ –  with Morado Exotic Wood Tone Ring  upgraded with with maple neck, curly maple rim cap and heel cap stained a gorgeous antique golden brown, vintage Chalk Mountain peg-head Shape without inlay, Morado peg head veneer with Waverly tuners & amber buttons, Morado fretboard, Long Texas frailing Scoop, Classic heel, and Chuck’s unique hand rubbed satin oil varnish finish, It’s all banjo and no fuss!

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SOLD – (USED) Chuck Lee 11″ Ovilla Vintage 5-string Banjo, Cherry Neck, Maple Rim – SOLD

(USED) Our finest old-timey open back banjos continue to be the Chuck Lee banjos – They are honest, they are organic, and they have tone that other banjos just cannot replicate. And Chuck Lee is a prince among men….. We’ve been with Chuck for quite a while. We go way back…. We sold this charming banjo new in 2007 and the purchaser

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(NEW) – OME Minstrel 12″ Mahogany Open Back Banjo – $2,135

  (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 a MAHOGANY 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 with these new

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SOLD – (NEW) Bishline White Laydie 11″ Open Back 5-String Banjo! – SOLD

(NEW) Wow!  What a gorgeous banjo! How many times a day do you expect to hear that? Based on the tremendous success of his “Oakie” entry-level open-back, our pal Rob Bishline boldly takes it to the next level with this impeccable interpretation of the classic “Whyte Laydie” 5-string… This banjo invites close inspection. The fit and finish rival some of the finest

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(NEW) – OME “Wizard” 11″ Open-Back 5-String Banjo in Curly Maple – $2,490

(NEW) Our best selling open back banjos are made by the good folks at OME in Boulder, Colorado.  We’ve just received a pair (lucky us) of curly mapleWizard open-back banjos – one an 11″ and one a 12″ (both nice and curly) with all the great cluck, pop, clarity and warmth we have come to expect from our Wizards. Here is our sweet 11″ Wizard. OME really

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SOLD – Chuck Lee Banjo, 12″ Chalk Mountain, Exotic Wood Tone Ring, Curly Maple Neck and Curly Maple Rim – $3,790 – SOLD

(Just arrived!) – (NEW)  Chuck Lee Chalk Mountain 12″ –  with Ebony Exotic Wood Tone Ring  upgraded with with curly maple neck, curly Maple Rim stained antique golden brown, Chalk Mountain Peghead Shape, Man in the Moon Inlay, Ebony peg head veneer with Waverly tuners & amber buttons, Macassar Ebony fretboard, Long Texas frailing Scoop, Classic Heel, and Chuck’s unique hand rubbed satin oil varnish finish, Serial #751 Oh

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SOLD – (USED) OME 12″ Open-Back Walnut “Tupelo” Banjo – SOLD

(USED) The OME TUPELO is the most basic Old-Time model from our friends at the OME Banjo Partnership in Boulder, Colorado. It features the shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and a 17 fret S-scoped fingerboard. The 2-ply solid maple rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell. The OME 12” maple Tone Rim construction combined

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SOLD – (NEW) – OME “Wizard” 12″ Open-Back 5-string Banjo in Curly Maple – SOLD

(NEW) Our best selling open back banjos are made by the good folks at OME in Boulder, Colorado. We’ve just received a pair (lucky us) of curly maple Wizard open-back banjos – one an 11″ and one a 12″ (nice and curly) with all the great cluck, pop, clarity and warmth we have come to expect from our Wizards. Here is our stately 12″ Wizard. OME really has a hit

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SOLD – (USED) OME Wizard 11″ Open-Back 5-String Banjo, Mahogany – SOLD

(USED) Our best selling open back banjos are made by the good folks at OME in Boulder, Colorado. Here is a used 11″  Wizard (MAHOGANY) with all the great cluck, pop, clarity and warmth we have come to expect from our Wizards. OME really has a hit on their hands with these new traditional “old timey” instruments – which have quickly become best sellers to the frailing

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SOLD – (NEW) OME Flora 11″ Open-Back 5-String Banjo, Curly Maple with Aged Metal Hardware, #6666 – SOLD

(NEW) Our best selling open back banjos are handcrafted in Boulder, CO by the good folks at OME. We’ve had a hard time keeping them in stock, as the Wizards and Floras and Jubilees just seem to fly out of here. Continuing our obsession with these relatively new OME open back designs, we turned up the heat on this one and

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(NEW) Bishline Cimarron Bluegrass – $2,395

(NEW) Well….by no surprise, the AMERICAN company that makes the best darned $1,700 banjo 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 long time now that

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