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Bluegrass

Reduced! Vega Pete Seeger Long Neck Banjo, 1961

Reduced!  Vega Pete Seeger Long Neck Banjo, 1961

This Vega Pete Seeger long neck banjo, built during 1961 at the Vega shop in Boston is a ‘dowel stick’ version and in good working order. Capo tacks are installed, also a Presto tailpiece, with the original in the case. It has a new bridge. The tuners and brackets are original, and the original case is included.

Price: $4500 CAD
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National Resolectric Revolver Sunburst, 2014

National Resolectric Revolver Sunburst, 2014

The National Resolectric Revolver is a hybrid instrument, combining a single cone resonator with both a Lollar P-90 and a Highlander undersaddle piezo pickup system on a thin body. The unmistakable tone and bark of a resophonic guitar are available in a compact, lightweight package that works on well amplified stages.The National Resolectric Revolver is similar to the National Resolectric – the difference is in the woods used.

Price: $2899 CAD
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Mike Ramsey Woody Banjo, 2008

Mike Ramsey Woody Banjo, 2008

The Mike Ramsey Woody 5-string is an open back traditional style banjo with frailing scoop, and featuring a wooden tone ring and rim. This example was built in Chapel Hill, NC.
Mike Ramsey began building banjos in 1986, and in 1990 shifted to full time banjo production in Lebanon, Ohio. In 1994 he moved to a new shop in Appomattox, Virginia, and again in 2005 to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Around 2010, he moved to Pittsboro, NC. For a time, he sold his banjos through Elderly Instruments under the name Chanterelle.

Price: $1599 CAD
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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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National Resophonic NRP-B 14 Fret Wood Body Black Rust Finish

National Resophonic NRP-B 14 Fret Wood Body Black Rust Finish

The National Resophonic NRP-B 14 in wood body form has a warmer, sweeter tone than the metal body versions, but offers just as much volume and responsiveness. It’s also somewhat lighter at 5.5 pounds. The scale length is a comfortable 25 inches. The body is built of Maple laminate, with a slotted-headstock Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard.

Price: $2689 CAD
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