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Ian Pattison Openback Frailing Banjo Black Walnut, 2021

Ian Pattison Openback Frailing Banjo Black Walnut, 2021

Here we have a new Ian Pattison openback Frailing banjo with a Maple rim capped with Black Walnut, an 11″ Five Star Rolled Brass tone ring and a Remo Fiberskyn #3 head. Built during 2021 near Guelph, Ontario, this Pattison Openback Frailing banjo also features a three-piece Maple neck with Black Walnut center strip, bookmatched head plate and dual-action truss rod.

New
Price: $2,150.00 CAD
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SOLD!!! Stelling Golden Cross Open Back Conversion, 1997

SOLD!!! Stelling Golden Cross Open Back Conversion, 1997

This Stelling Golden Cross Open Back banjo was originally a resonator model but was converted to open-back by Geoff Stelling. As with other Golden Cross banjos, the neck and rim are Maple, with Ebony for the fingerboard; inlays and the truss rod cover are Mother of Pearl. This is a very attractive instrument!

Used
Price: $5,000.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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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

This instrument has sold

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SOLD!!! Vega Old Time Wonder Open-Back Banjo by Deering, Natural, 2009

SOLD!!! Vega Old Time Wonder Open-Back Banjo by Deering, Natural, 2009

The Vega Old Time Wonder is one of Deering’s popular open-back banjo designs, hearkening back to the early days of the Vega company, at a time when the banjo was one of the dominant instruments.

Used
Price: $1,799.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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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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❌SOLD❌ OME Jubilee Open Back Banjo Natural, 2014

❌SOLD❌  OME Jubilee Open Back Banjo Natural, 2014

The OME Jubilee banjo comes from Boulder, Colorado, where OME has been building – first under the ODE name – since the early 1960’s. This is one of the best banjos of its type we’ve had here for a while, with excellent build quality, great hardware and a very nice inlay set.

Used
Price: $2,199.99 CAD

This instrument has sold

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