Category Archive: Banjos

(NEW) OME North Star 11″ 5-string open back banjo, curly maple -$2,945 – SOLD

(NEW) This OME North Star 11″ Open Back Banjo is a real beauty! This example offers a curly maple rim and neck. With the North Star’s slightly wider nut and slightly shorter scale, it makes for smooth and easy playability. A rolled brass tone ring adds to its deep and strong tone, and provides plenty of volume. Aged brass hardware, stunning inlays on the headstock, fretboard, and

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SOLD – (NEW) 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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(NEW) – Chuck Lee Banjo – Chalk Mountain 11″ with Ebony Tone Ring – $3,275

(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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SOLD – (NEW) OME 12″ WIZARD Open Back 5-string banjo – walnut – 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 Jubilees just seem to fly out of here. So of course, we were pleased when Tanya Ogsbury called and said she had a new 12″ walnut Wizard ready for us. The

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(NEW) Bishline Oakie – 11″ Open Back Banjo – 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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(NEW) Bishline Custom Walnut Heirloom – Wonderful New Banjo! – $3,295

(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. Bishline Heirloom Video! 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.

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(NEW) Bishline Danny Barnes model “Amplified Woody” 5-string banjo ! Nice! – $3,470

(JUST ARRIVED)  Our coolest new FIVE String banjo! The most exciting player to come along in a long time is Danny Barnes. We’ve enjoyed his playing with Tim O’Brien, The Bad Livers, and his recent collaboration with Robert Earl Keen. We’ve also enjoyed his individual experimentation with synthesizer gadgets and ambient barnyard electronics. He’s fun! We are proud that has chosen to play and

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(NEW) Bishline Midnight Moon – Fabulous Custom Maple Banjo! – $4,695

(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. Bishline Midnight Moon Video! The fit and finish of these banjos rivals the finest (and costliest) instruments on the market and the tone is responsive, strong, musical, and

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(USED) Deering Calico Curly Maple Banjo – Like New – $3,150

The Calico by DEERING (USED) Super-clean used five string resonator BLUEGRASS banjo by the folks at Deering. Light amber finish, super curly maple neck, and resonator. A FINE sounding banjo is very clean (indistinguishable from new, basically) condition. A very strong sound, with crispness and power in every register. Clean, clean, clean! Deering Hardshell case included. General description from the Deering website: CALICO:

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(NEW) Huber Workhorse 5-String Bluegrass banjos

HUBER “WORKHORSE” RESONATOR BANJO The Huber “Workhorse” is a welcomed addition to our banjo department! A true “workhorse” has all the essential qualities with none of the fluff. A true “workhorse” is affordable and represents a great value. A true “workhorse” allows no compromise where tone, stability and playability are concerned but avoids purely cosmetic features. A “workhorse” instrument will not

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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) OME Flora Open Back banjo 11″ MAPLE w/ Aged Brass hardware – 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 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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