Category Archive: Banjos

(USED) OME 12″ Open-Back Walnut “Tupelo” Banjo – $1,625

(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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(NEW) OME “Wizard” 12″ 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 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. OME really has a hit on their hands

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

(Coming Soon!) – (NEW)  Chuck Lee Chalk Mountain 12″ –  with Ebony Exotic Wood Tone Ring  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 Always a shop

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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 – $2,295

(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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SOLD – (NEW) Bishline Oakie Open-Back Banjo, Dobson Tone Ring – $1,795 – SOLD

(NEW) Wow!  Gotta say we did not see this coming. Our pal Rob Bishline enters the open-back banjo market with a bold and KILLER offering, the “OAKIE” banjo. We are very excited. 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

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SOLD – (NEW) Chuck Lee “One-Off” Custom Gut-String Guitar-Banjo, 13″ Rim with Goat Skin Head – SOLD

(Just arrived! 9/9/16) From our playful friend and banjo-wizard, Chuck Lee: A one-off custom 6-string guitar-banjo with walnut neck, ebony fingerboard, goat skin head, aged raw brass hardware and Pegheads tuners. It has a 13″ thin rim and intended to be strung with nylon (NylGut) strings for that authentic old-timey sound. We’re excited!  (with REUNION BLUES CONTINENTAL deluxe bag/case) AMW Price: SOLD  

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(USED) (2013) Stelling walnut Master Flower 5-string banjo, fine! – $3,675

(USED)  Another of the finest hand-crafted instruments in all of BLUEGRASS music – The Stelling Master Flower 5-string banjo. For those who like the popular Stelling Sunflower inlay pattern but prefer fancy walnut, peghead binding, and purfling rings in the resonator, the Master Flower is the answer: So…STELLING MasterFlower with Tony Pass 600TS Old Wood Rim & CASE – fancy walnut neck and resonator with sunburst stain, Stelling patented tone

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(Just Arrived!) (NEW) Chuck Lee banjo – 11″ Open Back GLEN ROSE Model, Walnut, with ELECTRIC Tone Ring – $3,450

Just arrived! Our newest prize from our pal Chuck Lee. If you like a somewhat brighter and shimmering voice in your open back banjo – we offer Chuck’s version of the Whyte Laydie. Need volume?  Check!  Need sustain?  Got it! A Glen Rose model, 11″ with “Electric” tone ring, walnut neck, black-stained maple rim, Glen Rose peg head shape, Man in

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SOLD – OME Minstrel, 12″ Open Back Banjo, Walnut – 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 WALNUT 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 traditional

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SOLD – Chuck Lee Banjo – Chalk Mountain 11″ with Ebony Tone Ring – SOLD

(NEW)  Chuck Lee Chalk Mountain 11″ –  with Ebony Exotic Wood Tone Ring (this one also has an Ebony rim cap for fun!)  with Black Walnut neck, Maple Rim stained black, Chalk Mountain Peghead Shape, Man in the Moon Inlay, Ebony peg head veneer with Waverly tuners & Ebony buttons, Macassar Ebony fretboard, Long Texas frailing Scoop, Classic Heel, and Chuck’s unique hand rubbed

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(NEW) Gold Tone Bela Fleck model ML-1 “Missing Link” baritone banjo – $1,425

(Just Arrived) (NEW) We’re known mostly for high end American-made stringed instruments – flat top steel string guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, reso-phonics, etc. But the shop is also full of some interesting import folk instruments – many of which come from our friends at GOLD TONE with their emphasis on “Folkternative” instruments. So, if you’re hankering for a Gold Tone Weissenborn or Octave mandolin or

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SOLD – (NEW) Chuck Lee Open-back banjo 12″ Lone Star, vintage walnut with aged brass hardware – SOLD

(Just Arrived) (NEW) Our best old-timey open back banjos continue to be the Chuck Lee banjos – this one will be serial # 714 and features the light weight but full, earthy, and authentic pop and “cluck” that comes from Chuck’s unique build style, Dobson-style neck heel, wood integral tone rim and 2-ply bent maple rim. Featuring traditional dowel rod construction, handsome aged brass hardware, No-Knot tailpiece,

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(NEW) OME 11″ North Star Minstrel Bluegrass 5-string banjo, Cherry, Varnish, radiused fretboard – “woody!” – $3,497

(NEW) Our best selling open back banjos are handcrafted in Boulder, CO by the good folks at OME. We love their woody sound, and the feel and vibe of the satin varnish finish. We love the aged brass hardware, and frankly, we just love and respect the people there and love sending them the business. We’re in the love business, and

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