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❌SOLD❌ Dave Mills Frailing Banjo 5-String Openback, 2018

❌SOLD❌   Dave Mills Frailing Banjo 5-String Openback, 2018

This Dave Mills Frailing banjo, built during 2018,  is an open-back style mostly using Rickard components, not surprising as Mills and Rickard are associates. These instruments are pretty straightforward, and this Mills Frailing model uses a cherry-stained Maple neck with Ebony fingerboard.

Used
Price: $1,299.00 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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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: $2,794.00 CAD
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SOLD!!! Dave Mills 5 String Openback Banjo with Frailing Scoop, 2018

SOLD!!! Dave Mills 5 String Openback Banjo with Frailing Scoop, 2018

This neatly constructed Dave Mills 5 string openback banjo uses a 12 inch pot with a spun-over Maple rim and Dobson-style tone ring, and a 3-piece Maple neck with an Ebony fingerboard that carries a frailing scoop. The Maple used on the rim and neck has a very convincing Cherry stain – so convincing that even our repair shop staff thought it was cherry from a short distance!     The head uses a traditional ‘paddle’ outline.  

New
Price: $1,695.00 CAD

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Vega Professional Tubaphone Openback Banjo, 1920s Pot 1960s Neck

Vega Professional Tubaphone Openback Banjo, 1920s Pot 1960s Neck

This is a Vega Professional Tubaphone openback banjo, with a neck from the 1960s and the pot from a 1923 Vega Tubaphone banjo, a conversion common in the 1960s. Vega, now owned by Deering Banjos, is one of the oldest American banjo brands, founded in 1881 in Boston, Massachusetts. This lovely old banjo is a mix of two Vega banjos: a product of 1960s Hootenanny era. 

Vintage
Price: $1,999.00 CAD
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Deering White Lotus 5 String Banjo White Oak

Deering White Lotus 5 String Banjo White Oak

The Deering White Lotus 5-String Banjo by Deering is a resonator back model with no exotic woods, just White Oak and Maple. The bluegrass inspired White Lotus banjo, named for its lotus flower inspired inlay pattern, is centered around the patented white oak rim. Notably lacking a traditional heavy tone ring, the natural white oak rim closely recreates a bright, crisp bluegrass punch, ushering in a new era in playing comfort and sound for today’s banjo player.

New
Price: $3,379.00 CAD
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