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Wildwood Troubador Openback 5-String Banjo

Wildwood Troubador Openback 5-String Banjo

The Wildwood Troubador Openback 5-String Banjo is the flagship model for the Wildwood Frailing and Clawhammer traditional banjo line. Clawhammer and Frailing are traditional banjo styles making a significant comeback. Not only are players exploring older traditional and historic repertoire, but new modern music is being created regularly outside of the old-time and bluegrass contexts. The banjo can work extremely well with a voice an an expressive device.

Price: $2589 CAD
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Gibson RB-18 Mastertone Top Tension 5-String Banjo Sunburst, 1996

Gibson RB-18 Mastertone Top Tension 5-String Banjo Sunburst, 1996

Here we’re looking at a wonderfully preserved Gibson RB-18 Mastertone ‘Top Tension’ 5-string banjo, with its gold plating unworn and the finish lightly checked from age. From the serial number, it appears to have been produced during June of 1996. The number breaks down as ‘RB’ for Regular Banjo – i.e. 5-string – ’18’ for the style, followed by two digits for the year (96) and two for the month (06). The last group of digits, a single number 7 in this case, is the production number for that model in that date period.

Price: $7699.99 CAD
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SOLD!!! Wildwood Heirloom Open Back 5-String Banjo, 2008

SOLD!!! Wildwood Heirloom Open Back 5-String Banjo, 2008

The Wildwood Heirloom traditional open-back banjo is handmade by master luthier Mark Platin in Bend, Oregon, and features a Tubaphone style tone ring and engraved vintage theme inlays. The Wildwood Heirloom pot is built around Wildwood’s turned rock-maple block rim, fitted with a brass Tubaphone replica tone ring and Waverly tailpiece. This banjo also has the historic Vega banjo ‘bracket band’ upgrade.

Price: $1990 CAD

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SOLD!!! Deering Vega Senator Openback Banjo, 2014

SOLD!!! Deering Vega Senator Openback Banjo, 2014

Deering Vega Senator Openback Banjo, 2014

Price: $1399 CAD

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SOLD!!! S S Stewart The Amateur Open Back Banjo, 1899

SOLD!!! S S Stewart The Amateur Open Back Banjo, 1899

Shown here is a lovely S S Stewart The Amateur Open Back Banjo, Grade 2 model, built around 1899 after Stewart’s death in April 1898.  The ‘Grade 2’ designation means that it’s a more advanced model, not that it’s a second.
This fine open-back banjo features the original tailpiece, friction tuners, a period Rogers calf skin head and standard dowel stick adjuster system. This is one of the few of these banjos we’ve seen that have all the original finish, hardware, tension hooks and name plaque complete and in place. Apparently the original owner, a Mr. AL M. Dodgson, carved his initials into the dowel stick — no doubt a hundred years ago or more.

Price: $750 CAD

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SOLD! Wildwood Troubador Long Neck 5 String Banjo, 2006

SOLD!  Wildwood Troubador Long Neck 5 String Banjo, 2006

This Wildwood Troubador Long-neck 5-String open back banjo was build around 2006 at the Wildwood shop in Bend, Oregon, and is in excellent original condition. Featuring a 32 inch scale and a maple pot with Tubaphone style tone ring, this is a very traditional model.

Price: $1990 CAD

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