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❌ Sold ❌ Rickard Maple Ridge Frailing Banjo, Antiqued Brass Hardware, 2015

❌ Sold ❌   Rickard Maple Ridge Frailing Banjo, Antiqued Brass Hardware, 2015

The Rickard Maple Ridge Frailing Banjo is an open back, frailing style instrument built in Aurora, Ontario by Bill Rickard who also crafts the metal components.  This lovely, very well made banjo features a three-piece laminated maple neck with a two-way adjustable truss rod, 25.5 inch scale ebony fingerboard with Frailing scoop, and ‘dot and star’ inlay pattern. The eleven inch diameter pot uses a 3/8 inch maple rim and a Rickard-made, Dobson style tone ring. Tuners are by Gotoh and are quite good.

Price: $1500 CAD

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Wildwood Troubador Openback 5-String Banjo

Wildwood Troubador Openback 5-String Banjo

The Wildwood Troubador Openback 5-String Banjo is the flagship model for the Wildwood Frailing and Clawhammer traditional banjo line. Clawhammer and Frailing are traditional banjo styles making a significant comeback. Not only are players exploring older traditional and historic repertoire, but new modern music is being created regularly outside of the old-time and bluegrass contexts. The banjo can work extremely well with a voice an an expressive device.

Price: $2789 CAD
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Vega Senator 5-String Open Back Banjo, 1925

Vega Senator 5-String Open Back Banjo, 1925

For many years, the Vega company was a prominent musical instrument builder, and the Vega Senator 5-string open back banjo was a typical offering. Market and management changes led to Vega’s decline, and the name has now become a valued Deering brand, recalling the historic banjos of the early part of the 20th century.

Price: $1249 CAD
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Gold Tone MM-150 Maple Mountain Openback Banjo

Gold Tone MM-150 Maple Mountain Openback Banjo

The Gold Tone MM-150 half-inch-thick maple rim carries an authentically-designed Whyte Laydie -style scalloped three-piece brass tone ring under an eleven-inch Remo Renaissance head. Premium parts include a comfortable maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with snowflake inlays and a frailing scoop, vintage Fairbanks-style headstock design, planetary tuners, Vega-style armrest, and No Knot tailpiece. The MM-150 is completely set up at the Gold Tone Factory.

Price: $1089 CAD
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Gold Tone CC-100R Plus Cripple Creek 5-String Resonator Banjo

Gold Tone CC-100R Plus Cripple Creek 5-String Resonator Banjo

The Gold Tone CC-100R is a newbie player’s dream come true. It is the only modestly-priced full-featured banjo that comes with a maple neck with a two-way adjustable truss rod and separate rosewood fretboard, a hard-rock maple rim with twin coordinator rods, and it’s CONVERTIBLE! The natural-blonde finished CC-100R has a resonator that’s easily removed for true openback playing, helping new players become comfortable with different playing styles with just one banjo. Gold Tone’s superb factory setup in Florida further adds to the CC-100R’s value.

Price: $759 CAD
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Gold Tone CC-100 Plus Cripple Creek Open Back Banjo

Gold Tone CC-100 Plus Cripple Creek Open Back Banjo

A Gold Tone mainstay for decades, over twenty-five thousand Cripple Creek banjos have been sent into Banjoland to bring happiness to pickers around the world. The Gold Tone CC-100 Plus Cripple Creek outclasses all other comparably-priced banjos with its hard maple neck and rim, black-bound real rosewood fretboard (easily re-fretted), dual coordinator rim rods, curly maple headstock veneer, straight-line tailpiece, brass rod tone ring, two-way adjustable truss rod and low, comfortable string action. It is completely set up at the Florida Gold Tone factory by our skilled luthiers.

Price: $839 CAD
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