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Gibson TG-00 Tenor Guitar 1934 (SOLD)

Gibson TG-00 Tenor Guitar 1934 (SOLD)

This little tenor from the early 30’s is in great overall shape for its age, sounds great and comes with a cardboard case.

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1926 Weymann Style 1 Orchestra Model Tenor Banjo SOLD

1926 Weymann Style 1 Orchestra Model Tenor Banjo SOLD

Weymann banjos were built by H. Weymann and Sons, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Originally produced with the name ‘Keystone’ in early 1900, in 1924 the Weymann name appeared and was used until 1934. Weymann instruments are known for high-quality construction and unique features

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1927 Bacon and Day Silver Bell No4 Tenor Banjo (consignment) SOLD

1927 Bacon and Day Silver Bell No4 Tenor Banjo (consignment)  SOLD

One of the most well known of the Bacon Banjo Company and Day instruments was the Bacon and Day Silver Bell. These banjos are very elaborate, carved, engraved and plated, and have a full, rich tone with lots of power.

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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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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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1945 Martin 0-17T Tenor Guitar (consignment) SOLD

1945 Martin 0-17T Tenor Guitar (consignment)  SOLD

Tenor guitars like this Martin 0-17T were very popular for quite some time, partly because they’re fairly portable and with only four strings, perhaps easier to use as an accompanying instrument to a voice. They seem to have fallen out of favour with the rise of amplified music, but have a solid place in some country and Celtic styles.

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