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Hall MyBanjo Universal 3 way Banjo Head Tuning Wrench

Hall MyBanjo Universal 3 way Banjo Head Tuning Wrench

  The Hall MyBanjo Universal 3 way Banjo Head Tuning Wrench is an essential tool for tuning banjo heads. The three sockets fit 1/4 inch, 9/32 inch, and 5/16 inch bracket hook and tailpiece nuts. This comes in very handy as nut sizes can vary from banjo to banjo.  

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2017 Pattison Whyte Laydie 5-String Black Walut Banjo

2017 Pattison Whyte Laydie 5-String Black Walut Banjo

Here’s a treat – a locally sourced Whyte Laydie style open back banjo in Black Walnut from Pattison Stringed Instruments in Guelph, Ontario.

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Twelfth Fret Repair Shop Broken Headstock Fix

Twelfth Fret Repair Shop Broken Headstock Fix

One of the surprisingly common events that brings instruments to The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop is a broken headstock.

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Deering Golden Era Banjo

Deering Golden Era Banjo

The Deering Golden Era banjo is an accurate reproduction of the classic banjos of the 1930’s made with the same materials and the same weight, design and features of the originals.

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The Windsor Zither Banjo SOLD

The Windsor Zither Banjo SOLD

The Windsor Zither Banjo was built from 1887 until the Birmingham factory was destroyed in 1940 in a German air-raid.

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C. Bruno and Son Banjo, circa 1867

C. Bruno and Son Banjo, circa 1867

This C. Bruno and Son fretless banjo arrived here about 15 years ago and has been in storage ever since. As is often the case with my “projects”, it was forgotten for years. I recently came into a lovely set of Ivoroid friction tuners that reminded me of the Bruno banjo and its need for appropriate tuners. This 130-year-old set of friction pegs were typical of the 1880s or 90s. And since they are synthetic ivory, they are legal under the CITES regulations.

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