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Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass Natural, 2014

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: $2,500.00 CAD
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Deering Calico Lefty 5-String Banjo Amber, 2010

Deering Calico Lefty 5-String Banjo Amber, 2010

The Deering Calico Lefty 5-String Banjo is one of the absolute best, professional grade banjos available in left-handed, and this one comes with both the standard case and a flight case. It is also equipped with a Schatten pickup, Keith tuner, and five capo tacks. This fine banjo is in very good condition with only light wear, and has been well set up and maintained.

Used
Price: $3,900.00 CAD
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Vega Vintage Star Dobson Style Open Back Banjo by Deering

Vega Vintage Star Dobson Style Open Back Banjo by Deering

The new Vega Vintage Star open back banjo by Deering has arrived, featuring a classic Dobson-style tone ring, Ebony fingerboard and Satin finish! At the heart of the Vintage Star lies a stunning Dobson tone ring. Originally patented by Henry Dobson in 1881, the Dobson balances the low ends with clear highs, and adds just the right amount of sustain to the banjo. The brass Dobson glows from behind the renaissance head, which itself sits on a thinner walled, 12” violin grade maple rim. A knotless tailpiece tops off the set up to produce a classic old-time tone.

New
Price: $2,589.00 CAD
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Deering Golden Era 5-String Banjo, 2013

Deering Golden Era 5-String Banjo, 2013

Here we have a Deering Golden Era Banjo dating to 2013 in very clean condition with very little wear of any kind, and with a nicely padded strap attached! A maple, prewar style bluegrass banjo made like the classic banjos of the 1930’s with the same materials and the same weight, design and features, the Golden Era is one of our most popular banjos for traditional bluegrass bands. If you’re looking for that classic bluegrass banjo tone and look – this is the banjo for you.

Used
Price: $3,850.00 CAD
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Stelling Golden Cross Gospel Banjo, 1978

Stelling Golden Cross Gospel Banjo, 1978

Here we have a Stelling Golden Cross Gospel banjo, built of Black Walnut during 1978 in Afton, Virginia with a raised, rather than inlaid, rear cross. One other Gospel model like this is known to have been built for Ralph Stanley with the serial number 428.  The current Golden Cross models do not have the rear cross.  The Stelling Golden Cross Gospel is based closely on the stock Golden Cross, with the primary difference being the headstock inlays. 

Vintage
Price: $4,000.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Paramount Style B 5 String Banjo Maple, 1922

⚌Reduced‼  Paramount Style B 5 String Banjo Maple, 1922

The Paramount Style B 5 string is built using Maple for the bulk of the wooden components, with a bound Brazilian Rosewood bridge and headplate. The classic, fairly complex inlay set is executed in engraved Mother of Pearl. There is natural wear and checking to the lacquer finish, and there is some damage to parts of the headstock inlays from previous re-gluing work, along with some cracks in the Brazilian Rosewood head plate – this is to be expected on an instrument nearly a century old.

Vintage
Price: $2,250.00 CAD
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