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5-string Banjos, New And Used, Second Hand Instruments
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5 Good Reasons To Buy From Fingerstyle:

  1. All new instruments are carefully selected and all lemons rejected!
  2. All instruments are set up, played and evaluated by someone who knows and loves 5 string banjos
  3. All instruments are supplied with hard shell case
  4. Your security is our concern – Fingerstyle does not take credit card
  5. Every effort is made to find the best banjo for you

"They Pass Our Test Before They Pass Yours"

NB- These pages are archived and some if not all banjos may have been sold. Please click here for current stock

 

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BUCKMASTER WITH VEGA TUBAPHONE TONERING - Pre-loved - 2006

Excellent Condition - and what a sound! A fine example of Australian luthier, Roger Buckmaster's experienced craftsmanship.

Ebony fingerboard with planets and stars inlays. Maple neck with dark centre stripe inlays, Rosewood headstock veneer and neck insert...

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In plush-lined hard case, On Consignment: $2100.00 AUD. oz flag -

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OPEN-BACK - 5-STRING - MAHOGANY NECK - Pre-Loved


Excellent condition. Slim, comfortable, Mahogany neck with elaborate carved heelstock. Rosewood fingerboard with custom designed pearl inlays. Fancy-cut veneered headstock with pearl scroll-motif inlays.

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On consignment, with hard case $1190.00. oz flag

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"REVELATION" - BLUEGRASS BANJO - COX RIM - TENNESSEE 20 TONE RING - Pre-loved


Excellent condition, this banjo has a driving bluegrass sound with US-made prestige components, assembled and set up by an experienced luthier. Aged American Black Walnut neck (approx 80 year old piece of timber) with attractive blonde Rock Maple centre stripe recently crafted by Alan Funk of White Swallow Banjos.

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On Consignment. In brand new, brown, hard case lined with grey plush.$2450.00 oz flag

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EUCALYPT OLD TIMEY OPEN BACK BANJO - Pre-Loved 2006


Excellent Condition. Red River Gum neck with Ash centre stripe. Papua New Guinea Ebony heel. PNG Ebony fingerboard with Pearl diamond inlays.

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Includes leather strap and hard case. On consignment $1850.00 AUDoz flag

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DOBSON 'VICTOR' BANJO - 1884 - Sold

Made by Geo. C. Dobson, Boston, Mass, USA. 11" inch spun over rim with 36 brackets. Beautiful, 25 inch one-piece mahogany neck/headstock with fancy pearl inlays in the fingerboard and Buckbee shaped peghead.

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In padded gig bag or optional extra hard case (additional $100) On Consignment Sold oz flag

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MORRIS 5-STRING BLUEGRASS - Pre-Loved 1977

Traditional Gibson Mastertone style banjo by highly respected instrument-maker, Moridari of the Morris Instrument company. Morris have made quality banjos and guitars for over 40 years.

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With original, aluminium-bound hard case also in excellent condition. One owner. On Consignment $1650.00oz flag

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Laurie Grundy Maple Banjo - Lonnie Hoppers Signature - New

Superb care and finishing detail is evident in every aspect of this hand-crafted bluegrass banjo. Laurie has selected highly figured Curly Maple for the resonator and neck. His experience shows in the degree of stain; the result is rather magical - different colours appear in the resonator depending on the angle and degree of light.

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Hard case with 'no shift' cushioning designed and fitted by Laurie Grundy protects this quality 'Hand Crafted in Australia' instrument. was $5590 - NOW $5290 oz flag (RRP: $5700 AUD)

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Yates Ron Stewart Signature Mahogany Bluegrass Banjo USA - 2009

The new kid on the block everyone's raving about with distressed finish for that 1939 look, feel and sound. And it does too!

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With makers warranty. In hard case, was $5590 - NOW $5190 oz flag (RRP: $5735 AUD allowing $400US freight)

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White Swallow - Diamond Special

Made by Alan Funk of South Australia, this modestly priced banjo has steel bar type truss rod - the neck wood can be pared down as the neck strength depends on steel rather than the thickness of wood.  Slides are effortless and thumbing the 5th string is a piece of cake (as in melodic pieces and adding 6ths and 9ths in back-up.) 

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With hard case. $1900.00.oz flag

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KENTUCKY KM200S MANDOLIN - Pre-Loved - C1995?

Excellent Condition. The Kentucky line can truly satisfy all levels of players, from the stark beginner to the seasoned pro.

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In semi-hard case (snug-fit foam cut-out, plush lined, heavy-guage nylon outer) with set of new strings $690.00.oz flag

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D.P. HOPKINS "WOODIE" 5-STRING BLUEGRASS BANJO - Pre-Loved - 2006

Excellent condition. High build quality from the house of Hopkins, Tennessee, USA. For those who have got past the 'heavy is better' theory!

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Includes new plush-lined hardcase. On Consignment, was $5200 - NOW $4850 .oz flag (RRP: $5625 AUD allowing $400US freight)

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IBANEZ ARTIST - 'BLONDE' - Pre-loved - 1970 - Sold

Excellent condition. Blonde maple neck with checkerboard binding. Blonde maple resonator with checkerboard side purfling and concentric rings of w-b-w purfling on back.

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In as-new TKL domed case. On Consignment, $2150.00.oz flag - Sold

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STUART NEWMAN 5-STRING OPEN-BACK - NEW - Sold - another coming!

Fingerstyle extends a warm welcome to this Australian new designer of open-back banjos! Using innovative designs and rich tonewoods, a banjo to inspire playing pleasure and pride of ownership for years to come.

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In hard case, from $2800.00 AUD. This one, special price: $2700.00.oz flag - Sold - another coming!

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STELLING SWALLOWTAIL - Pre-Loved - 2007

Darn near mint condition, and a rare Stelling to see in Australia. The highest quality workmanship and finishing detail we've seen in a long time. Steve Martin owns one!

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With domed TKL hard case.was $5990 - NOW $5690.oz flag - (RRP: $6974 AUD allowing $400US freight)

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WHITE SWALLOW BANJO UKULELE - RESONATOR MODEL - 2009

This mandolin-size instrument built by Alan Funk in response to the new craze sweeping the country.

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In hard case, from $1900 AUD.oz flag

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Kel Kroydon New Generation 11 Mahogany - Pre-Loved -2009

MINT CONDITION! From the American Made Banjo Company, a top shelf professional banjo with good looks and great sound ... and a low serial number!

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In plush-lined domed hardshell case, On consignment was $4599 - NOW $4450 oz flag - (RRP: $5380 AUD allowing $400US freight)

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Don Morrison Guitar - Pre-Loved C1990

A non-resonator Mini-Jumbo from Don Morrison, South Australia, of world-wide resonator guitar making fame. This guitar has Fishman under-saddle pick-up and would appeal to slide guitar and acoustic pickers in particular. At present it is set up with heavy bronze-wound strings and action is a little high - owner has set up for slide blues.

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Great woods, great pedigree, great sound. $1690.00 .oz flag

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White Swallow - Southern Cross Custom. Pre-Loved. 2006

Excellent Condition. Custom made for Wendy Holman by Alan Funk, SA.
Birds Eye Maple neck. African Blackwood fingerboard (very dense, smooth wood)
Fingerboard has 'forte' mother-of-pearl inlays and headstock has African Ebony veneer.

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Well looked after. With hard case, was $2500 - NOW $2390.oz flag (RRP: $3200 AUD)

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White Swallow Custom - "All the Aces" - Pre-Loved. C 1998 - Sold

Excellent condition. Top of the range custom bluegrass banjo by Alan Funk, SA. 5-piece neck using Birdseye Maple, Walnut and Purple Heart.

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With White Swallow signature TKL case. On consignment, $3890 oz flag - Sold

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White Swallow Deluxe - "Wild West" - Pre-Loved. December 2003

Excellent condition. Top of the range model bluegrass banjo custom made by Alan Funk, SA.

Gold plated hardware including both co-ordinator rods. One-piece flange. Armrest gold-plated and engraved and with protective 'E' coat....Click here for more photos and details

Very well looked after with White Swallow signature TKL case. On consignment. Great value - $3950 oz flag

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Fender Leo Bluegrass banjo - Pre-Loved

Excellent condition. Collectors opportunity. Marketed by Fender between 1979 and 1988 they were endorsed for a while by Doug Dillard. These Leo models were made by Moridaira in Matsumoto. They don't make Leos anymore.

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Snug fit (lots of padding) in classy black lined hard case (made of Samsonite type material). $1990.oz flag including hard case. (freight and insurance additional; approx $65 AUD Eastern seaboard, Australia)

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Masterpiece Gold-Plated 5-String Banjo - Pre-Loved.

Excellent condition Gibson copy. Mahogany neck with dark rosewood centre stripe. Minimal fretwear. Highly figured bookmatched curly maple shaped resonator with double purfling rings.

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On consignment, with hard case, $1545 oz flag

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Curly Maple Bluegrass Banjo with Gibson RB3 Neck – Preloved - Sold

This ripper-sounding banjo is more than the sum of its quality USA components!

Rich burgundy Curly Maple resonator and nicely-shaped, figured RB3 neck with ivoroid binding and hard, close-grained (Rosewood?) fingerboard with RB3 pattern pearl inlays. Spikes at 7th, 9th and 10th frets. New, craftsman-made Rock Maple block construction rim and Tennessee 20 tone ring....Click here for more photos and details

Listen to a soundbytes of this banjo:

Fireball Mail

Goldrush

With vintage hard case (fair condition). On consignment, $3890 oz flag - Sold

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Belmont Bluegrass Banjo - Pre-Loved. C2007

As new condition. Coming out of the same factory as the top of the range Martinez's (at $2199). Fingerstyle is impressed with the tasteful choice of woods and high build quality....Click here for more photos and details

With hard case. On consignment, $1490 AUS. oz flag

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Fingerstyle does not buy in ‘6-packs’ – the majority of banjos on this site are offered on a one-off basis

There are thousands of banjos advertised every day.  Where do you start?  How do you avoid a rip-off?  If you’re buying ‘by remote’ who can you trust to pick out a diamond, not a lemon?  Ever been to a jam and had the “which one’s mine” confusion?  If pride of ownership is important, then look here for a quality instrument you won’t /find by the dozen in Australia/meet on the next corner. Tell us what you’re looking for! It’s a big wide world of banjos out there… we have a network of contacts to help locate the banjo you’re dreaming of. Fingerstyle takes pride in recommending the right banjo for your requirements and budget.

A big benefit of buying from Fingerstyle is that we are well-informed.  Capable of a quick response to the marketplace, we can offer fellow pickers the best of the newest releases.  We appreciate the joy others get from owning and playing an instrument that’s right for them - and possibly one of a kind. 

If a banjo is here on consignment Fingerstyle promises fair disclosure to the buyer, and a fair market price to the seller. 

Finally, we offer a unique service - to tweak your banjo to its maximum capability with customised retro-fit accessories such as spikes, pro bridges and tailpieces

We are happy to discuss the possibility of a trade-ins on your current banjo (after examination). If you’d like to sell your unwanted instrument on this site, contact us with a description including its age and condition. We’ll reply within 48 hours. Also, we pay cash for some pre-loved instruments. (subject to examination.)

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