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Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo, 2010

Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo, 2010

This excellent Deering Sierra  banjo dates to December of 2010 and was built at the Deering shop in Spring Garden, California, with capo tacks installed at frets 7, 9 and 10. The Deering Sierra Maple banjo carries a satin finish, and in this case it’s quite clean with no dents or scratches. The metal hardware is nickel plated, and unlike chrome this develops a light patina over time; the plating itself does not show any significant wear. Fret wear is light.

Used
Price: $2000 CAD
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Michael Messer Blues 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar, 2019

Michael Messer Blues 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar, 2019

Here we have a used Michael Messer Blues 14 in near new condition,  at a significant discount from the new price.  A rare find as few people trade them back! The original Michael Messer Pod case – soft sided with dense foam – is included.  Michael Messer is a well known English guitarist, who has over the years focused on steel and slide guitars.  His line of resophonic guitars draws from his decades of experience playing these instruments, and aims towards an affordable but high quality guitar. 

Used
Price: $759 CAD
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Scheerhorn L-Body Flame Maple Squareneck Resophonic Guitar

Scheerhorn L-Body Flame Maple Squareneck Resophonic Guitar

Here is something new, rare and wonderful – a brand-new Scheerhorn L-Body Flame Maple Squareneck Resophonic Guitar, built under license by National Resophonic Guitars in San Luis Obispo, California. In 1989, Tim Scheerhorn showed Mike Aldridge his first experimental squareneck and by the end of 1990 Scheerhorn guitars were in the hands of many top pro players and Tim already had a long waiting list. The Dobro guitar construction style had stayed static since the 1930s with virtually no design changes.

New
Price: $4249 CAD
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Stelling Bellflower 5-String Banjo, 2012

Stelling Bellflower 5-String Banjo, 2012

The Stelling Bellflower 5-String Banjo is the basis of the Stelling Sunflower Banjo, and features Virginia Black Walnut construction to the Sunflower’s flame maple. This provides a somewhat warmer, rounder tone.   The Bellflower consistently gets rave reviews from its owners.  Stelling established themselves as a benchmark in modern banjo construction with a unique approach to tone ring to rim construction that ensures maximum ring to rim contact for full tonal transmission.

Used
Price: $4650 CAD
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Vega Style X No.9 Tenor Banjo, 1926

Vega Style X No.9 Tenor Banjo, 1926

Here, we’re looking at a Vega Style X Number 9 Tenor Banjo, built in Boston during 1926. Typical of higher end banjos of the era, it is adorned with engraved Mother of Pearl Inlays which are in lovely condition, and the engravings have been re-filled. The banjo features a tube-a-phone tone ring and Maple is used for the neck and dowel. The heel is hand carved, also typical of the era.   The backstrap, the wood covering the back of the head, plus the head plate, are Rosewood.  

Vintage
Price: $3150 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson PB3 Plectrum Banjo, 1927

‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson PB3 Plectrum Banjo, 1927

Built largely with Maple, the Gibson PB3 used solid Maple for the neck and pot, and Laminate Maple, stained Mahogany, for the Resonator. The fingerboard is Rosewood – and at the time, even though this was an ‘entry level’ instrument, that meant Brazilian Rosewood. The classic inlay set is executed in Mother of Pearl, with the engraved MASTERTONE block at the next to last fret. All the original hardware is present, including the Grover pancake tuners.

Vintage
Price: $3499 CAD
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