Category Archive: Banjos

NEW – Bishline White Laydie 11″ Open Back 5-String Banjo! – $2,875

(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 – Bishline “Oakie” 11″ Open Back Banjo – $1,795

(NEW) Wow!  Gotta say we did not see this coming. Until it arrived. And then we did. Why were we surprised? Our pal Rob Bishline boldly enters the open-back banjo market with a clean 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

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COMING SOON – OME Minstrel 12″ Walnut 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 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

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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 – (Just arrived) 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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(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. 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 – $2,295

(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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