5-string Banjos, New And Used

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  • All new instruments are carefully selected and all lemons rejected!
  • All instruments are set up, played and evaluated by someone who knows and loves 5 string banjos
  • All instruments are supplied with hard shell case
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  • Every effort is made to find the best banjo for you

"They Pass Our Test Before They Pass Yours"

$3500 - $4990
$2500 - $3490
$2000 - $2490
Under $2000

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$3500 - $4999


LOUZEE BLACK JACK BLUEGRASS BANJO - USA - Pre-Loved - 2004 - Sold

Made in USA by David and Paul Hopkins the Louzee Black Jack is a stunning black laquer over bound mahogany neck.

Mahogany resonator has concentric purfling rings. Ebony fingerboard features elaborate pearl inlay work designed by Mike Longworth (of Martin guitar fame). Highly aclaimed Tony Pass "Lost Timbre" block rim and Hopkins flathead tone ring are the heart of this prestige banjo. Gold plated engraved brass hardware.

Submerged maple Hopkins bridge and quality AVS hard case. Some signs of wear in plating but otherwise in very good condition. On Consignment $4500 AUD - Now reduced to $4000.00 AUD - Sold

(Pricewatch: new, imported from US $8800 AUD inc freight and GST.)

 

 



STUART NEWMAN 5-STRING OPEN-BACK - NEW - Sold

This young Australian instrument-maker just gets better and better! Using innovative designs and rich tonewoods this latest creation will inspire playing pleasure and pride of ownership.

Featuring: A zero fretting system and compensator bridge for perfect intonation. A concealed tunnel enables placement of the 5th string tuner on the headstock. Steinberger 40:1 tuners. Truss rod access from the rim. Rosewood fretboard with pearl micro dot inlays ....

Listen to sound bytes of this instrument:

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Cold Frosty Morning

Sampler

 

In hard case, $3,500.00 - Sold


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$2500 - $3490

 


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$2000- $2490

 


FINGERSTYLE/WHITE SWALLOW 'VINTAGE' CLAWHAMMER BANJO - V280 - WALNUT - NEW - Sold

Fingerstyle has designed this delightful 'Vintage' model using specially selected timbers, hand-crafted to produce the best sound.

Walnut neck. 25" scale with macassar ebony fingerboard. Frailing scoop. Macassar ebony tone ring. Walnut/Surian 11" block-rim construction pot.

A beautifully balanced instrument, weight-wise and playing-wise, with perfect intonation - a joy to play. In quality mock-croc case, $2390.00 AUD. (Freight and insurance in Australia, approx $110.00)


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Under $2000


GOLD STAR GF-100HF BLUEGRASS BANJO & CASE - Pre-Loved 2008

Mahogany neck and mahogany resonator with dual concentric purfling rings. Three-ply rock maple rim with cast bell bronze flathead tone ring. One piece die cast flange. Presto tailpiece and submerged maple bridge. Remo frosted head. Triple nickel plated hardware.

Dual coordinator rods, adjustable truss rod. Ebony fingerboard with Pearl hearts and flowers inlays.

In emerald velvet-lined domed hardshell case (AVS, Guradian, TKL style) with dual neck support and padded handle. A professional-quality and pro-sounding instrument. $1900.00 AUD


WHITE SWALLOW 5267 CUSTOM WALNUT OPENBACK 5 STRING - Pre-Loved - 2015

As new condition. Previous owner traded up to V280. White Swallow old-timey banjos have maintained their popularity for over 15 years. Known and loved for their sympathetic choice of woods, playability, robust construction and lyrical sound they are arguably the first choice of those who value affordable, heirloom-quality Australian-made open-backs. This Walnut Custom banjo will delight all who see, hear and play it.

Decorative and elegant shaped headstock with Cooktown Ironwood veneer.

Your opportunity to own a unique and very special collaboration between White Swallow and Fingerstyle. In hard case $1500 AUD.


SIGMA 5 STRING 'MASTERPIECE' BLUEGRASS BANJO - Pre-loved C1980's

Made by the Martin guitar company, USA. Mahogany neck with shaped headstock. Rosewood fingerboard with snowflake inlays. Mahogany 'dished' resonator with purfling.

Heavy tone ring. Tube and plate style flange. Sullivan bridge. Waverly tailpiece. New Remo frosted head. New strings and set up. Good condition and very clean. some wear on plating and a few cosmetic dings in laquer.

On consignment. $750 no case. $870 with case.


DEERING VEGA LITTLE WONDER OPEN-BACK BANJO - on consignment - 2007 - Sold

Excellent condition. Deering's famed Vega old timey 5-string banjo with maple neck, ebony fingerboard, maple ply 11" pot, one co-ord rod.

Deering Truetone Presto-style tailpiece and Vega armrest. This one has been upgraded to include a frailing scoop and a Deering signature close-fitting hard case.

On consignment, in hard case, $1290.00 AUD - Sold


WHITE SWALLOW OLD TIMEY OPEN-BACK 5 STRING - on consignment - 2007 - Sold

Hand crafted by Alan Funk of South Australia. Cedar neck is very slim, front to back - feels really good under the hand. Gives delightful sweet tone.

Spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th frets. Redgum fingerboard with dot pearl inlays. Geared tuners.

On Consignment. With new shock-absorber Johnson-style case $1800 AUD - Sold

 


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