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Sold! Deering Vega Senator Open Back 5 String Banjo, 2008

Sold!  Deering Vega Senator Open Back 5 String Banjo, 2008

The Deering 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.

Used
Price: $1425 CAD

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‼️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.

Vintage
Price: $4500 CAD
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Dave Mills 5 String Openback Banjo with Frailing Scoop, 2018

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: $1695 CAD
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Sold! Mike Ramsey Woody Banjo, 2008

Sold!  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.

Used
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.

Used
Price: $1250 CAD
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