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Stelling Red Fox 5-String Banjo, 1991

Stelling Red Fox 5-String Banjo, 1991

First built for  the late Bill Emerson in late 1989 and moving into the production catalog in 1990, the Stelling Red Fox quickly became one of Stelling’s most popular models. Sporting a gloss finish with red stained, highly flamed Maple, and with Abalone inlays of leaves and a Red Fox, this is a very attractive and great sounding instrument.

Used
Price: $4,250.00 CAD
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Vega FW5 Folk Wonder 5-String Banjo Sunburst, 1967

Vega FW5 Folk Wonder 5-String Banjo Sunburst, 1967

Here we have a Vega FW5 Folk Wonder, factory converted as new to a Vega Senator. At the time this banjo was built, the Vega name and facilities were owned by the C F Martin guitar company, and a few years later Martin built some higher end Vega banjos in Nazareth PA.   The Vega name is now owned by the Deering company, who manufacture excellent Vega models.  

Vintage
Price: $1,289.99 CAD
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Nechville Leon Hunt Phantom Flame Maple, 2013

Nechville Leon Hunt Phantom Flame Maple, 2013

The Nechville Leon Hunt Phantom Model, while not a ‘formal’ Nechville model, is based on the Nechville Phantom XXV (Phantom 25). It uses all the Nechville Phantom elements plus very highly figured maple for the neck and resonator (rather than the stock figured walnut construction), with a slight amber tint to the finish. These spectacular banjos are based closely on the Nechville banjo made for Leon Hunt.

Used
Price: $3,999.99 CAD
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Fender Jazz Bass V American Standard Sunburst, 2016

Fender Jazz Bass V American Standard Sunburst, 2016

The Fender Jazz Bass V, as an American Standard version, was built from 1998 to 2000, then from 2008 to 2016. The American Standard name was dropped in 2017 to be replaced by the American Professional line. Despite being listed in catalogs as the “Jazz Bass V”, the “V” does not appear on the headstock logo of this instrument. The five-string bass seems to have appeared in 1965 as the short-lived Fender Bass V.

Used
Price: $1,500.00 CAD
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Stelling Golden Cross Open Back Conversion, 1997

Stelling Golden Cross Open Back Conversion, 1997

This Stelling Golden Cross Open Back banjo was originally a resonator model but was converted to open-back by Geoff Stelling. As with other Golden Cross banjos, the neck and rim are Maple, with Ebony for the fingerboard; inlays and the truss rod cover are Mother of Pearl. This is a very attractive instrument!

Used
Price: $5,000.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass Natural, 2014

⚌Reduced‼ Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass Natural, 2014

This Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass is in natural finish, and built during 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This is a somewhat long scale bass at 35 inches, with the longer scale used to improve definition on the lower notes of the 5th string. In terms of construction, the Roscoe Century Standard 5 is a bolt-on design with a Swamp Ash body and a 3-piece quartersawn Maple neck with Graphite inserts and an Ebony fingerboard, with metal-filled fret slots for accuracy.

Used
Price: $2,250.00 CAD
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