Category Archive: Other Banjos

(NEW) GoldStar GF-100JD “Bluegrass Album” 5-string banjo – Nice! – $1,795

In 1980, five musicians went into the Arch Street Studio in Berkeley, California, and made bluegrass recording history. The Bluegrass Album, featuring Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks, Doyle Lawson and Todd Phillips, redefined the direction of the genre for the next generation. One ingredient in the success of that recording was an original pre-war RB-3 5-string banjo that has

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(NEW) Deering Eagle II A/E Electric-Acoustic 5-String Resonator Banjo – $2,839

(NEW) One of our favorite offerings from the Deering Banjo Co., The Eagle II banjo represents the latest in tone ring innovation from the collaborative efforts of Greg Deering and Jens Kruger. It features the ground breaking patented Twenty Ten Tone Ring – a Deering original crafted unlike any other traditional tone ring. Made of brass and producing a tone with

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SOLD – (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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(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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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 “Wizard” 11″ Open-Back 5-String Banjo in fancy Curly Maple – $2,575

(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″ (both nice and curly) with all the great cluck, pop, clarity and warmth we have come to expect from our Wizards. We sold the 12″ banjo almost immediately,

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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

(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 boy it sounds

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

(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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(USED) Deering Calico Curly Maple 5-string resonator Banjo – Like New – $3,250

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! This banjo would sell here new for $4,629, but you can

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(NEW) Huber Workhorse 5-String Maple Bluegrass Banjo – SOLD

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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