Category Archive: Banjos

(NEW) Chuck Lee 11″ Open-Back Banjo – Lone Star Style, Wood Tone Rim – Cherry Neck – $2,450

(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. No-Knot tailpiece,

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

SOLD – (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. No-Knot

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SOLD – (USED) 2007 Stelling Curly maple Sunflower 5-string banjo – SOLD

(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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(NEW) Bishline Blonde Autumn 5-String Banjo – All Maple Custom Banjo! – $4,995

(NEW) 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. The fit and finish of these banjos rivals the finest (and costliest) handcrafted instruments on the market and the tone is responsive, strong, musical, and versatile. The playability is

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SOLD – (NEW) Calton banjo case – for Bluegrass banjo – SOLD

Just arrived! (NEW) Calton cases are now being manufactured in Austin Texas by our good pal Jon Green. The original Calton quality is back, and the wait is over. The cases are decidedly “European” now with all the Keith Calton improvements – including Keith’s decidedly European colors, new latch hardware, bumpers and an RFID security chip. Superior quality and American-made. Shown

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(NEW) Bishline ZIRICOTE Limited – Fabulous Custom Banjo! – $7,995

(NEW) 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. 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. The playability is

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(NEW) Reunion Blues Continental Banjo Case – Bluegrass Banjo – $229

(NEW) Reunion Blues Continental – 11″ Resonator (BLUEGRASS) banjo case. Better than wood, better than plastic – offering an exoskeleton of composite material providing extreme protection with light weight. An extremely fine case that is very popular with travelers. Limited Edition all black exterior gigbag. Fits both resonator and openback banjos. Ballistic Quadraweave exterior with 1″ thick high-density, dual-layer foam on front

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SOLD – OME Jubilee mahogany banjo (open back) FRETLESS!!! – 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, we thought we’d go “all the way back” and order a fretless model – Tanya at OME recommended the 12″ JUBILEE model in mahogany with varnish finish for the clarity and warmth we have

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SOLD – (USED) OME Bright Angel Banjo – Custom with mixed nickel and gold plated hardware – Blue and Beautiful!! SOLD

(USED)   (Exc. ++) 11″ traditional OME open back with Silverspun brass tone ring in OME’s incomparable shaded BLUE finish. We had this custom banjo built 4 1/2 years ago for a customer. It took over a year to get. Hoooboy, It was worth the wait. It was, and IS a spectacular looking banjo with an unusual but highly tasteful visual mix of gold and silver hardware

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SOLD – OME Custom Southern Cross, Walnut, Radiused Brazilian fretboard – SOLD

(NEW) As promised, our latest custom banjo from our good friends at OME in Boulder, Colorado – a professional grade Bluegrass style (Claro Walnut) AGED BRASS plated resonator banjo in high gloss finish with a TONY PASS thin skirt BIRCH rim and OME’s great new HG50 “pre-war” bronze alloy flathead Bluegrass tone ring. Presto tailpiece, double-cut peghead style, Remo head, Sosebee

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OME Bright Angel, Open Back, Sunburst – SOLD

(NEW) We LOVE the OME Bright Angel. It just LOOKS like a banjo should! The cosmetic theme is “timeless” – old and new at the same time and the tone is perfect for that person who spends some time in both camps – Old Time and Bluegrass. The best non-resonator bluegrass banjo in the shop, and a ripping good clawhammer

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(SOLD) Bishline Heirloom Custom – SOLD

(NEW) Quickly joining the ranks of favorite bluegrass banjos, the Bishline brand from Rob Bishline in Tulsa, OK. The fit and finish of these banjos rivals the finest (and costliest) instruments on the market and the tone is strong and musical. This *CUSTOM* flame maple Heirloom model inludes a full bronze flathead (Bishline) tone ring, custom ebony RADIUSED fretboard and

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(SOLD) Bishline Cimarron Bluegrass – 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 (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

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