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2010 Prucha Diamond Point Custom Banjo (consignment)

2010 Prucha Diamond Point Custom Banjo (consignment)

This is a very close to mint example of the Prucha Diamond Point model, custom made around 2010 at Prucha’s shop in Prague. Most Diamond Point models are Mahogany or Walnut – this custom version is figured cherry.

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1927 Gibson Florentine Tenor Banjo (consignment)

1927 Gibson Florentine Tenor Banjo (consignment)

This is a rare piece, the apex of the banjo’s heyday – a 1927 Gibson Florentine tenor banjo. Sublte, restrained, understated, unadorned, plain – these are not words to be used to describe the USA in the late 1920’s, or this vintage instrument. This is as decorated as it gets.

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SS Stewart Special Thoroughbred Banjo

SS Stewart Special Thoroughbred Banjo

Shown here is a lovely SS Stewart Special Thoroughbred Banjo, built in 1895 and in completely playable condition. This open-back style banjo features the original tailpiece, and a period dowel stick adjusster. This is one of the few we’ve seen that have all the stickers and plaques complete and in place.

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1925 Weymann Banjo 5 String Conversion (consignment) SOLD

1925 Weymann Banjo 5 String Conversion (consignment)   SOLD

Weymann banjos are fairly rare and have some unusual features, one of which is most noticeable with the resonator removed. The Weymann company began producing banjos around the turn of the 20th century, and often used the ‘Keystone’ name. In 1924, tenor and plectrum models appeared, and these are the best known Weymann Banjo models.

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The Twelfth Fret Tom Nechville Banjo Workshop November 5 2014

Come join us Wednesday November 5, 2014 5:00PM at The Twelfth Fret for a Tom Nechville Banjo Workshop! Tom Nechville will be holding court and showing off his latest banjo creations from 5:00 PM and will wrap up at roughly 7:00 PM. Entry is free, and you’re encouraged to bring your banjo. All banjos welcome – any brand, any type !

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1900 Williams and Son Echo Style 17 Banjo SOLD

1900 Williams and Son Echo Style 17 Banjo  SOLD

Made circa 1900, this Williams and Son Echo Style 17 banjo still plays beautifully. Thrilling to play a 100 year old instrument that still plays as it did when new.

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