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Warren Yates Ron Stewart Signature Banjo, 2011

Warren Yates Ron Stewart Signature Banjo, 2011

The Warren Yates Ron Stewart signature banjo is built in Hickory, North Carolina, and goes for the tone and feel of a 1930s model. Created in close consultation with Ron Stewart, this model features at its core a custom pre-war spec tone ring – the ‘Venom V33’ – and a Mahogany rim. Yates tries to make every part, with the resonators shaped and rims bent in-house. This example dates to August 2011 and is in overall very good condition.

Price: $2950 CAD
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Gold Star GF-100HF Hearts and Flowers 5-String Banjo Mahogany, 2006

Gold Star GF-100HF Hearts and Flowers 5-String Banjo Mahogany, 2006

Produced for Saga Musical Instruments, the mahogany Gold Star GF-100HF ‘Hearts and Flowers’ banjo reproduces a classic flathead banjo from the 1930s. The Gold Star models appeared in the late 1970s and have been in production since, in a few variations. This 2006 Gold Star GF-100H in very nice condition, with just slight wear. These banjos are ideal for bluegrass, producing excellent tone and clarity, served up with more than adequate volume. 

Price: $1649 CAD
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Gold Tone OB-250F LH Orange Blossom Left Hand 5-String Banjo, 2015

Gold Tone OB-250F LH Orange Blossom Left Hand 5-String Banjo, 2015

As one of the company’s top left handed models, the Gold Tone OB-250F LH is built to highest standards with a bell bronze tone ring, curly maple neck, all chrome hardware, premium tuners with the classic Gibson Mastertone style Hearts & Flowers inlay pattern. Fitted with the ‘correct’ one piece Zinc flange and maple rim, you will get the same classic ‘snap’ or Mastertone ‘cluck’ from your right hand Scruggs-style attack.

Price: $1250 CAD
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Deering Vega Senator Banjo

Deering Vega Senator Banjo

The Vega Senator banjo is the perfect “crossover” and parlor banjo. It is a light-weight, classic open back banjo, with a warm, woody tone with a lightweight tone ring that adds just enough punch and high-end clarity to play bluegrass with your buddies but warm, fat and woody enough to play in your parlor as a classic clawhammer or fingerstyle solo instrument.

Price: $2039 CAD
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Deering Terry Baucom Signature Model Banjo

Deering Terry Baucom Signature Model Banjo

Terry Baucom, the Duke of Drive, joins the Deering Banjo Company in introducing his dynamic walnut, signature, 5-string banjo available now at authorized dealers throughout the world. Crafted from elegant, plain walnut, trimmed in ivoroid with black and white accent stripes, bearing a regal inlay pattern designed by Greg Deering, and set up to Terry’s personal specifications, Terry says of his signature model, “Every time it goes on stage it seems to get better.”

Price: $4649 CAD
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❌ Sold ❌ Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star 5-String Banjo, 2004

❌ Sold ❌ Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star 5-String Banjo, 2004

The Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star 5-string banjo is really an impressive machine. Visually it is understated, but what’s hidden inside offers amazing tone, responsiveness and versatility. Built using the Jens Kruger tone ring, cast in a bell foundry, the Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star features dark-stained curly maple and a gloss finish for the resonator and neck. The fingerboard is bound ebony.

Price: $4250 CAD

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