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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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❗️HUGE SAVINGS❗️ Open-Back Banjo Winter Specials! Gold Tone and More!

❗️HUGE SAVINGS❗️ Open-Back Banjo Winter Specials! Gold Tone and More!

Check out these specials! For a limited time – Gold Tone Open back banjo specials you won’t want to pass up.

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Gold Tone OB-250F LH Orange Blossom Left Hand 5-String Banjo, 2015

Gold Tone OB-250F LH Orange Blossom Left Hand 5-String Banjo, 2015

As one of the company’s top left handed models, the Gold Tone OB-250F LH is built to highest standards with a bell bronze tone ring, curly maple neck, all chrome hardware, premium tuners with the classic Gibson Mastertone style Hearts & Flowers inlay pattern. Fitted with the ‘correct’ one piece Zinc flange and maple rim, you will get the same classic ‘snap’ or Mastertone ‘cluck’ from your right hand Scruggs-style attack.

Price: $1250 CAD
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Deering Vega Senator Banjo

Deering Vega Senator Banjo

The Vega Senator banjo is the perfect “crossover” and parlor banjo. It is a light-weight, classic open back banjo, with a warm, woody tone with a lightweight tone ring that adds just enough punch and high-end clarity to play bluegrass with your buddies but warm, fat and woody enough to play in your parlor as a classic clawhammer or fingerstyle solo instrument.

Price: $2039 CAD
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Deering Terry Baucom Signature Model Banjo

Deering Terry Baucom Signature Model Banjo

Terry Baucom, the Duke of Drive, joins the Deering Banjo Company in introducing his dynamic walnut, signature, 5-string banjo available now at authorized dealers throughout the world. Crafted from elegant, plain walnut, trimmed in ivoroid with black and white accent stripes, bearing a regal inlay pattern designed by Greg Deering, and set up to Terry’s personal specifications, Terry says of his signature model, “Every time it goes on stage it seems to get better.”

Price: $4649 CAD
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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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