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Gold Tone IT-250 Irish Tenor Banjo, 2016

Gold Tone IT-250 Irish Tenor Banjo, 2016

The Irish Tenor banjo is specially adapted to Irish and other Celtic music styles, pitched low to co-exist with the Bodhran, pipes and fiddles. The Gold Tone IT-250 Irish Tenor model offers a quality instrument at a reasonable price. The seventeen-fret IT-250’s short scale neck uses heavier strings and is tuned to GDAE, an octave below the mandolin. This setup is in wide use by many traditional Irish musicians because it provides the plunky tone that works so well with the bodhran, pipes and fiddles found in Celtic music ensembles.

Price: $850 CAD
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Sold! Sorenson Companion Custom 5-String Banjo Maple, 2017

Sold!  Sorenson Companion Custom 5-String Banjo Maple, 2017

For this 2017 Sorenson Companion custom banjo, the original order specified that the logo on the headstock read ‘Sorenson’ rather than ‘Companion’.    It also has a Maple block rim and wooden tone ring, so it is considerably lighter than many banjos at 9 pounds – that’s comparable to many Les Pauls and Stratocasters. 

Price: $1800 CAD

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Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Openback Banjo

Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Openback Banjo

The patented Special Tone Ring found beneath the American made beauty of the Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Openback makes it louder and brighter than the standard openback model and is great for players who like to jam and want to be heard. The rich brown stain, planetary tuners, and Deering peg head shape gives the classic look of a vintage banjo. Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays.

Price: $1019 CAD
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Deering Artisan Goodtime Two Banjo

Deering Artisan Goodtime Two Banjo

With a resonator back for projection, the American made Deering Artisan Goodtime Two banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than its open back counterpart.

Price: $989 CAD
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Nechville Midnight Dot Phantom Banjo, Walnut Stain

Nechville Midnight Dot Phantom Banjo, Walnut Stain

The Nechville Midnight Dot Phantom 5-string banjo offers all of the quality and technical advances of Tom Nechville’s designs, with subtle decoration.

Price: $4490 CAD
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Gibson RB-250 Banjo Mahogany, 1998

Gibson RB-250 Banjo Mahogany, 1998

This Gibson RB-250 example dates to 1998 and is good working order.  It has just been completely worked over and set up by Anne Hartman at The Twelfth Fret.     Fret wear is moderate but it plays cleanly, and delivers that loud, clear Gibson banjo sound.   There is visible wear on the arm-rest plating, sure signs that it’s been used as intended, and that’s a good thing. 

Price: $2650 CAD
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