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Harry White,
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5-String Banjos
1. DEERING, Vega Long Neck, 1998, 1 piece maple neck, bound ebony fingerboard, Grover Rotomatic tuners, 4 railroad tacks in the fingerboard (8, 10, 12, 13), 25 frets, 32" scale, maple rim with bracket band, Tubaphone tone ring with 32 holes, 11" rim, 24 brackets, double coordinator rods, Presto tailpiece with cover, original hard shell case, excellent condition, very similar to a 1960s Vega Pete Seeger long-neck, (Our #29945) $1,850.
2. DOBSON COMPOSITE, 1890s, 10-5/8"rim from a Dobson banjo with Dobson's tone-ring, with later walnut left-handed 5-string neck with 26-1/4"scale, no fret markers, Grover friction pegs, excellent condition, new gigbag, (Our #26340) $500.
3. ERNST HAMMIG, c.1880, 10-1/2" wood rim with spun nickel-plated shell, 20 bent brackets with square-ended nuts; walnut neck with large cut-out & rounded heel; 25"scale, originally a fretess & later converted with 17 frets, originally set up for 6 strings with wooden pegs, now with somewhat later pegs & tailpiece; set up with nylon strings, later soft case, excellent overall condition, the dowel stamped: E.HAMMIG/ NEW_YORK; the 1870 U.S. Census shows an H. H. Hammig in New York as "banjo jobbing & repairing", (Our #31475) $850.
4. FAIRBANKS BY VEGA, Whyte Laydie No.2, 1914, 10-15/16" maple rim with Whyte Laydie tonering, 27"scale, ebony fingerboard with pearl dots with Xmas-tree engraving, ebonized headstock overlay with engraved gryphon inlay, 1-1/4"nut width, original but for new 5th pin & later geared 5th peg, frosted plastic head, 1st & 2nd frets & fret positions with wear, otherwise decent frets & plays very easily, newish hard case, (Our #30853) $3,500.
5. GOLD STAR, GF-100FE, Used, 20-hole flathead (Mastertone-style) tone-ring, resonator with double rings & single-piece flange, ebony fingerboard with flying eagle pattern inlays, double-cut head, planet pegs, Presto tailpiece, deluxe hard case, used but new condition, (Our #31237) $1,350.
6. GOLD TONE, BC-120 Bob Carlin, NEW, 12" rim, frailing scoop over the neck, ebony fingerboard, ball end bracket nuts, rolled brass tone ring, 26-3/16" scale, 1-3/8" at the nut, planet tuners, gig bag included, (Our #31085) GREAT PRICE
7. GOLD TONE, CC-100/P, NEW, standard CC-100 model upgraded with planetarty tuners, 11" maple rim, rolled brass tone ring, 18 brackets, maple neck with 2-way adjustable truss rod and rosewood fingerboard, case not included (we have a wonderful variety of Gig Bags and Hardshell cases to choose from), (Our #31632) $510.
8. GOLD TONE, CC-100+, NEW, Like the popular CC-100 banjo with the upgrade of planet tuners, classic dark brown finish, 11" maple rim, rolled brass tone ring, 18 brackets, maple neck with 2-way adjustable truss rod and rosewood fingerboard, (no case), (Our #31082) GREAT PRICE!
9. GOLD TONE, CC-100R/P, NEW, 11" Cripple Creek 100 model upgraded with a resonator and planetary tuners, maple rim & neck with a rosewood fingerboard, 26-3/16" scale, rolled brass tone ring, 2-way adjustable truss rod, case not included (we have a selection of wonderful Gig Bags and Hardshell cases to select from), (Our #31634) $555.
10. GOLD TONE, CC-100R+, NEW, Just like the popular CC-100R resonator banjo with the upgrade of Master Pllanet tuners, 11" maple rim, rolled brass tone ring, 24 brackets, maple neck with 2-way adjustable truss rod and rosewood fingerboard,nice dark brown finish, and engraved arm-rest, vintage brown finish, Bouder gig bag included, (Our #30037) GREAT PRICE
11. GOLD TONE, CC-50, NEW, 11" maple rim and neck with vintage brown satin finish, rolled brass tone ring, rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, 18 brackets, guitar style tuners, 1-13/16", no gig bag included, (Our #31084) GREAT PRICE
12. GOLD TONE, CC-50RP, NEW, 11" maple rim & maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 13" maple resonator, 2-way adjustable truss rod, Vintage brown stain, upgraded with Master Planet tuners, includes a lightweight gig bag, (Our #31633) $488.
13. GOLD TONE, CC-Carlin12, NEW, 12" maple rim, maple rolled brass tone ring, engraved arm rest, rosewood fingerboard with 1-3/8" nut, 26-3/16" scale, 2-way adjustable truss rod, upgraded with GT Master Planet tuners, gig bag included, (Our #31631) $510.
14. LYON & HEALY, Piccolo Banjo, c.1895, cherry neck, 7" nickel clad rim, 12 brackets, skin head, ebony fingerboard and headstock overlay with pearl star inlaid in the headstock, friction pegs with celluloid buttons; needs heel cap replaced, 14-1/2" scale, essentially made as a copy of a Stewart piccolo; sold as-is, (Our #24719) $550.
15. OME, North Star Resonator, New, Bluegrass model with Vintage tone ring, beautifully figured walnut rim & neck; aged brass hardware (zinc flange), rosewood peghead overlay, ebony fingerboard, varnish finish, Renaissance head, Sweetone tailpiece, wood armrest, Sosebee bridge, railroad tacks at 7th & 9th frets; Superior Black banjo case, (Our #31476) CALL FOR PRICE
16. OME, Tupelo, NEW, a sweet and resonant sound, responds quickly to the touch, 12" maple rim with tortoise binding, wooden tone ring, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard with an elegant carved scoop and railroad tacks at the 5th string, 25-1/2" scale, 1-5/8"nut width, adjustable truss-rod with dowel through pot, all hardware with antiqued brass finish, wooden arm rest included, arch-top step-down hard case, (Our #31641) CALL FOR PRICE
17. OME, Wizard, NEW, 12" rim, dark walnut neck and rim with varnish finish, 25.5" scale, 1-3/4" nut, tortoise colored platic bindings, mother of pearl fingerboard inlays, aged finish on the metal parts, Renaissance head, Seetone tailpiece, OME bridge, railroad tacks at 7&9, hard case, (Our #31565) IN STOCK NOW
18. S. S. STEWART, Acme Professional, c.1900, 11"spun nickel shell over wood rim, 27"scale, cherry neck with ebony fingerboard with simple abalone diamonds & squares, peghead overlay with star & crescents, 22 frets, NoKnot tailpiece, ebony friction pegs, small chip on back of peghead, otherwise original & in excellent condition, made by the S. S. Stewart company for Sears & Roebuck, (Our #27705) $800.
19. S. S. STEWART, Little Wonder Piccolo Banjo, c.1892, nickel-clad 7" rim over grain-painted wood & celluloid plate:"LITTLE WONDER", ebony fingerboard with 6 abalone squares, ebony overlayed head with abalone star, 14"scale; needs pegs & tailpiece, & set-up; otherwise complete, (Our #27357) $1,200.
20. S. S. STEWART, Little Wonder Piccolo Banjo, c.1896, cherry neck, plain 7" nickel clad grain-painted rim, 16 brackets, 14-1/2" scale, star inlay in headstock, squares- on-point inlaid in ebony fingerboard, friction pegs with black buttons, completely original, needs a clean-up; sold as-is, (Our #28996) $1,200.
21. S. S. STEWART, Special Thoroughbred, c.1898-, cherry neck with carved heel, ebony fingerboard with squares-on-point inlays, ebony peghead overlay with pearl and silver wire inlays, 10-3/4" nickel clad rim with 28 brackets, 27"scale; original tailpiece with celluloid flower, the rim has both the Special Thoroughbred celluloid plaque and a paper label, inlaid celluloid pegs with square heads, original embossed leather case (needs some restiching), straight neck, excellent condition, (Our #28809) $1,500.
22. THOMPSON & ODELL, Artist, c.1890s, open back, walnut neck with thin ebony fingerboard, 11" nickel-clad rim, 26-1/4"scale, Champion pegs, completely original but for new fiberskyn head, neck warped but plays fine with nylon strings, (Our #26475) $600.
23. VEGA, PS-5 Pete Seeger Long Neck, 1963, 2-piece maple neck with center strip, Grover Rotomatic tuners, bound ebony fingerboard with 5th string capo installed, 25 frets, 32" scale, 11" 6-ply maple rim, 24 brackets, 32 hole Tubaphone tonering, nice original hard case, excellent condition, (Our #29946) $3,250.
24. VEGA BY MARTIN, c.1973, 11"laminated rim with Little Wonder style tone ring, 27"scale, 2-piece dark-stained maple neck, maple resonator with 4-piece nickel- plated flange, geared tuners, geared 5th, a few scrapes & dings but overall excellent condition, original hard case, Made in Nazareth by the Martin Co., after acquiring the Vega Company (and likely many of their parts), (Our #31214) $850.
25. VEGA BY MARTIN, Pete Seeger Long Neck style, c.1971-72, 11" 7-ply maple rim with modified Tubaphone tonering, 24 brackets, 2-piece maple neck with center strip, Grover Rotomatic tuners, 25 frets, 32" scale, original hard case, in near mint condition, (Our #29944) $2,200.
26. WASHBURN BY LYON & HEALY, c.1895 & later, a beautiful Washburn 12" engraved German-silver rim (30 brackets and skin head), with a new 26" scale length cherry neck made by Leonard Coulson, the heel decorated with a relief-carved Coon cat, with an ebony fingerboard elaborately inlaid with engraved pearl fret markers and a true flowerpot headstock inlay, the sound is melodic and with a rich continuo yet well punctuated for definition, the ebony heel also engraved L&H; with a new hardshell case, (Our #29513) $2,250.
27. WASHBURN BY LYON & HEALY, Troubadour Aristocrat, c.1928, a rare five-string version of this series, made in an era when the tenor and plectrum were king, walnut neck and patented "air chamber" tonering, 10-3/4" head, 26-5/8" scale, "troubadour" pearl inlay in the headstock, ebony fingerboard with pearl inlays, Planet-pegs with solid pearl buttons, engraved nickel-plated metalwork, original bevelled armrest and Kershner tailpiece, the resonator with desert scene marquetry, original brown hard case with green lining, excellent condition, (Our #30917) $3,500.
Tenor, Plectrum & Other Banjos
28. BACON & DAY, Silver Bell No.1, 1928, 19-fret tenor, 11"rim, 23"scale, resonator flange with ff-hole cut-outs, knee-mute, solid flat-head style tone-ring, stained birds- eye maple resonator with B&D plaque; 2-piece maple neck, Oettinger tailpiece, completely original, excellent condition, original brown hard case in only fair shape, (Our #30723) $1,900.
29. GIBSON, Mastertone Granada, 1929, 19-fret tenor, 40-hole archtop tone-ring, engraved & gold-plated hardware, two--piece flange, highly figured maple neck & resonator, hearts & flowers inlays, Grover two-band tuners with pearl buttons, original but for replating of armrest & tailpiece, and aftermarket tension-hoop with non-characteristic engraving (nicely done but not for a Granada), shows basic wear but very good plus condition overall, original bracket wrench, later hard case, (Our #30954) $7,500.
30. GIBSON, TB-4, 1925, arch top ball-bearing tone ring with staggered holes, two-piece flange, 11" head (plastic head), 18-fret rosewood fingerboard with hearts and flowers inlays, two coordinator rods, 3/4" thick rim with white bindings & rosewood cap, original but for later Planet pegs, excellent condition, original hard case, (Our #30761) $3,200.
31. GOLD TONE, BUS Banjo-Uke, New, open back, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 13-1/2" scale, maple rim, 8" head, with a hardshell case, a fabulous banjo-uke at a really affordable price, (Our #28734) GREAT PRICE
32. ORPHEUM, No.2 Banjo-Mandolin, c.1920, 10-1/4"laminated maple rim, maple rim-cap with marquetry; arch-top tone-ring supported on pins; mult-laminate 2-piece maple neck with foliate carving & 4-layer backstrap; ebonized fingerboard & peghead overlay with very fancy abalone inlays; completely original including the skin head, excellent condition, original hard case, (Our #29838) HOLD
33. VEGA, Imperial Electric Banjo-Guitar, 1926, 11-13/16" maple ply rim with Whyte Laydie tone-ring, 2-piece maple neck with 20 fret ebony fingerbaord, 25"scale, "GROVER PAT."off-set geared tuners; ebonized peghead overlay with applied nickel engraved VEGA star; individual resonator flanges with DeLuxe engraving, pie-section maple resonator, very original (one replaced hook and one replaced flange without engraving), excellent condition, worn original hard case, (Our #29832) $2,350.
34. VEGA, Whyte Laydie Style L, 1927, Banjo-Mandolin, 10-1/4"rim, 13-3/4"scale, maple rim with Whyte Laydie tone-ring, excellent condition, original hard case with Vega cloth tag, (Our #30725) $650.
Antique Banjos
35. ANONYMOUS, pine top & back, oak ribs & neck, interesting upside-down teardrop shape, snakehead style head for 5 strings, 6th string at 5th string position on neck,oak fingerboard with flush fret markers & some added wood frets, OL 787mm, (Our #23394) $500.
Sold As-Is
36. AMERICAN, 1870s-80s, fretless, black painted maple shell; 12 bent brackets on round shoes w/square nuts, 10-3/4" rim, 25-1/2" scale, maple-green-maple marquetry inserts as fret markers to 12th fret on walnut neck, round heel with big cut-out, (Our #B8401) $650.
37. AMERICAN, Piccolo 5-String, c.1890 or earlier, unsigned; 6-1/2" spun rim; sort of early Fairbanks style oak neck with odd hourglass-shaped peghead; 10 brackets; screwed on fretless board of dark-brown bakelite or hard rubber; scale approx 16"; metal-clad rim is cracked, an interesting piccolo 5-string; needing restoration., (Our #28893) $400.