Category Archive: Banjos

(USED) (2006) OME Juniper Megatone resonator Bluegrass banjo – ON HOLD

(USED) OME Juniper 5-string banjo with resonator and their MEGATONE tone ring. It is a professional grade mahogany Bluegrass style banjo from their “Vintage” series and is a fairly straightforward classic design. It has a double cut peg head design, Tung-oil finish, and heavy duty nickel plated hardware and tailpiece. The resonator is bound in simulated tortoise shell and the inlays are abalone.

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(NEW) OME Minstrel Banjo – 12″ Walnut with Scroll Peg Head and Wooden Armrest – $2,150

Just arrived (NEW) Cool!! We’ve been having such a blast with these open-back OME banjos! This one is a walnut 12″ with the scroll peghead. OME really has something with these new ultra-light “old timey” instruments. Visually and tonally, they are immediate crowd pleasers! Congratulations to OME on these brilliant new spins on very “tradtitonal” designs. List Price: $2,395…  includes Superior brand

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(NEW) OME Flora Open Back banjo 11″ MAPLE w/ Aged Brass hardware – $2,630

(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 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 ordered the

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(NEW) Bishline Oakie – open back banjo – Mahogany, Dobson tone ring – $1,795

(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) Bishline Oakie, Open back banjo – Dobson tone ring – 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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(NEW) Chuck Lee 11″ Open-Back Banjo – Lone Star Style, Wood Tone Rim – Cherry Neck – $2,450

JUST ARRIVED – (NEW) Our best old-timey open back banjos continue to be the Chuck Lee banjos – this one will be serial # 681 and features the light weight but full, earthy, and authentic tone that comes from Chuck’s unique build style, neck heel, wood integral tone rim and cherry neck on 2-ply bent maple rim stained black. Traditional dowel stick construction. Nickel hardware.

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(JUST ARRIVED) Chuck Lee 12″ open-back banjo, Lone Star Deluxe style, w/brass hoop tone ring – $2,575

(NEW) Our best old-timey open back banjos continue to be the Chuck Lee banjos – this one will be serial # 685 and features the light weight but full, earthy, and authentic tone that comes from Chuck’s unique build style, this one with brass hoop tone ring and natural neck on 2-ply bent maple rim stained black. Traditional dowel stick construction. Nickel hardware. No-Knot tailpiece, Renaissance head, ebony-top

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SOLD – (NEW) Bishline OAKIE open back banjo! Mahogany, Dobson tone ring -Sweet! – 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

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(JUST ARRIVED) Chuck Lee open-back banjo, 11″, Prairieville Style, w/brass hoop tone ring – $2,950

JUST ARRIVED – (NEW) Our most traditional old-timey open back banjos continue to be the Chuck Lee banjos – this one will be serial # 683 and features the light weight but full, earthy, and authentic tone that comes from Chuck’s unique build style, this one with brass hoop tone ring and walnut neck on 2-ply bent maple rim stained black. Traditional walnut dowel stick construction. Nickel hardware.

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(USED) 2007 Stelling Curly maple Sunflower 5-string banjo – $3,150

(USED)  Another of the finest instruments in all of BLUEGRASS music – The Stelling Sunflower banjo. STELLING SUNFLOWER WITH OLD WOOD RIM & CASE – Curly maple neck and resonator with Cremona sunburst stain, Stelling patented tone ring, nickel hardware, ebony fretboard with flower & leaf inlay pattern. Rim is kiln-dried old wood dredged from the “Lost Forest” in the depths of Lake Superior and

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(NEW) Eastman EBJ-WL1 Open Back Banjo – Nice! – $1,349

(NEW) We’ve been waiting patiently for close to two years to get our hands on a few of these ladies! Based upon a classic 1903 Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No.2, this great-sounding open back banjo features a 10-3/4″ diameter, 5/16″ thick maple rim with double-tortoise bound inner wall, maple neck with ebony center strip & heel cap, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with engraved diamonds (plus star

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(NEW) Eastman EBJ-WL1 Open Back Banjo – Nice! – $1,349

(NEW) We’ve been waiting patiently for close to two years to get our hands on a few of these ladies! Based upon a classic 1903 Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No.2, this great-sounding open back banjo features a 10-3/4″ diameter, 5/16″ thick maple rim with double-tortoise bound inner wall, maple neck with ebony center strip & heel cap, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with engraved diamonds

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(SOLD) Custom Bishline Cimarron Banjo, Claro Walnut, Radiused Fretboard, Wood Armrest – SOLD

( SOLD – 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 tone ring, 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 it costs over

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(SOLD) (NEW) OME Wizard 11″ Open back banjo – Mahogany – SOLD

(NEW) Our best selling open back banjos, the OME. Continuing our obsession with these relatively new OME open back banjos, this one is another  11″  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 have quickly become our best

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(USED) (2003) Stelling Staghorn 5-string banjo – ON HOLD – Fancy figured Claro Walnut!

(USED)  One of the most iconic instruments in all of BLUEGRASS music – The Stelling Staghorn banjo. Stelling’s FLAGSHIP model since 1975, when Alan Munde and Geoff Stelling conspired to create one of the finest things that ever shucked corn….the Staghorn banjo features FANCY figured Claro walnut, abalone purling and teeth rattling volume and tone . The most distinguishing feature is the set of

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