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SOLD!!! Vega Old Time Wonder Open-Back Banjo by Deering, Natural, 2009

SOLD!!! Vega Old Time Wonder Open-Back Banjo by Deering, Natural, 2009

The Vega Old Time Wonder is one of Deering’s popular open-back banjo designs, hearkening back to the early days of the Vega company, at a time when the banjo was one of the dominant instruments.

Used
Price: $1,799.00 CAD

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Vega Wonder 5-String Banjo Sunburst, 1967

Vega Wonder 5-String Banjo Sunburst, 1967

This Vega Wonder 5-string banjo was built in Boston, Massachusetts during 1967. Vega had been in the banjo business since purchasing the remains of the Fairbanks banjo company in 1904 following a devastating fire at the Fairbanks plant.  Three years after this Vega Wonder was built, the company was sold to the Martin Guitar company. The name changed hands again a few times and is now a valued part of the Deering Banjo company.

Vintage
Price: $1,289.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Dobro Style 27 Squareneck Sunburst, 1979

❌SOLD❌  Dobro Style 27 Squareneck Sunburst, 1979

The Dobro Style 27 Squareneck seen here was built during 1979 at the OMI (Original Musical Instrument) plant in Huntington Beach, before OMI’s sale to Gibson. Dobro had a long and somewhat complex history.   Founded in 1928 by John, Rudy and Ed Dopyera – the Dopyera Brothers, shortened to DoBro – as John split from the recently formed National String Instrument Corporation.

Vintage
Price: $1,150.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Guild GAD-50E Amber Dreadnought, 2005

❌SOLD❌   Guild GAD-50E Amber Dreadnought, 2005

Here is a lovely and great sounding Guild GAD-50e AMB – for Amber – non-cutaway Dreadnought guitar, built during 2005. When introduced in 2004 under the ownership of Fender Musical Instrument Corporation (FMIC), the GAD series represented Guild’s effort to provide a lower cost but high quality instrument and in this they definitely succeeded. Based on the D-50 Bluegrass model introduced in 1963, the Guild GAD-50E uses the Dreadnought body design. The top is Sitka Spruce paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, head plate, fingerboard and bridge.

Used
Price: $1,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Deering Calico Blonde 5-String Banjo, 2001

❌SOLD❌   Deering Calico Blonde 5-String Banjo, 2001

Here is a lovely Deering Calico Blonde 5-String banjo, built in Lemon Grove California, just before Deering Moved to Spring Valley. Deering started business as a banjo company in 1974, working from a shop in Lemon Grove, California. By 2001, the business had grown and new premises were opened just a few miles east in Spring Valley.

Used
Price: $3,900.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Deering Sierra Mahogany 5-String Banjo Satin Natural, 2020

❌SOLD❌   Deering Sierra Mahogany 5-String Banjo Satin Natural, 2020

Here’s a Deering Sierra Mahogany 5-string banjo in satin finish, a couple of years old and in very nice condition. The Sierra is one of Deering’s most popular banjos for good reason – it’s an excellent instrument. The Deering Sierra Mahogany is also available in Maple.   Both versions carry a host of high-end features  that are very meaningful in terms of tone and playability , but have less decoration than higher-priced models. 

Used
Price: $2,230.00 CAD

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