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⚌Reduced‼ Fairbanks Vega Whyte Laydie No.2 Banjo, 1910

⚌Reduced‼ Fairbanks Vega Whyte Laydie No.2 Banjo, 1910

Following its original form as an A.C Fairbanks product, the Fairbanks Vega Whyte Laydie featured a natural finish on the maple neck and pot which provided its name. However, the real innovation was the Whyte Ladyie tone ring and bracket band, reducing the number of holes drilled and adding mass to the pot.

Vintage
Price: $3,250.00 CAD $3,750.00 CAD
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Wildwood Troubador Maple Natural Openback Banjo, 2007

Wildwood Troubador Maple Natural Openback Banjo, 2007

Built during 2007 in Bend, Oregon, this Wildwood Troubador Natural Maple banjo sports a Tubaphone tone ring and is in great condition. The construction is Maple with an Ebony fingerboard, with rope-style decorative strips along the neck and around the rim. Wildwood Banjos were built by Mark Platen from 1973 until his retirement in 2018.

Used
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Huber VRB4 Truetone Walnut 5 String Banjo, 2014

Huber VRB4 Truetone Walnut 5 String Banjo, 2014

Here we have a very good condition Huber VRB4 TrueTone Walnut 5-string banjo, with a highly figured Burl Walnut resonator and Rosewood fingerboard. Based on classic 1930s, pre-WW2 banjo designs, the Huber VRB4 delivers great tone and looks with modern reliability. It features walnut construction, a HR-30 tone ring and Huber Engineered rim.

Used
Price: $5,750.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Deering Vega No.2 Banjo, 2007

❌SOLD❌   Deering Vega No.2 Banjo, 2007

The Deering Vega No.2 Open Back Banjo is based on what was unquestionably one of the most unique banjos in the history of this young and growing instrument. Touted by some as the ultimate banjo tone, it is prized for its full, round and yet sparkling tone and for its depth, responsiveness and power.

Used
Price: $3,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ SS Stewart American Princess Open Back 5-String Banjo, 1899

❌SOLD❌  SS Stewart American Princess Open Back 5-String Banjo, 1899

The SS Stewart American Princess 5-string open back banjo was built in the 1890’s in Philadelphia, and was aimed towards female players with its compact size and light weight. This wonderful SS Stewart American Princess example is in great condition and does not look at all like it’s over a century old.

Vintage
Price: $1,550.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Pattison Pattiphone Walnut Frailing Banjo, 2019

❌SOLD❌  Pattison Pattiphone Walnut Frailing Banjo, 2019

Here’s a Pattison Pattiphone Walnut Frailing Banjo featuring a wooden tone ring and 12-inch pot, built during 2019 near Guelph, Ontario. The Pattison Pattiphone is a relatively simple and lightweight instrument, and very well built.

Used
Price: $1,950.00 CAD
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