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Vega Old Tyme Wonder Frailing / Clawhammer Banjo

Vega Old Tyme Wonder Frailing / Clawhammer Banjo

The Deering company of Lemon Grove California has been one of the most respected manufacturer of high-end banjos for decades. Their Vega line of open-back clawhammer banjos including the Vega Old Tyme Wonder are packed with features and priced very modestly. The latest model in the Vega banjo line is the “Old Tyme Wonder” which features a hand applied ‘Warm Brown’ stain over highly flamed maple finished with a matte lacquer.

New
Price: $1789 CAD
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Deering Golden Wreath Banjo in Walnut

Deering Golden Wreath Banjo in Walnut

The Deering Golden Wreath 5 String banjo is a beautiful instrument that is an accurate reproduction of the classic banjos of the 1930’s, but at a fraction of the originals cost. Normally the Deering Golden Wreath is built with Mahogany, but for the last several years Deering has been custom building the Golden Wreath in Walnut for The Twelfth Fret.

New
Price: $4659 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Deering Deluxe Mahogany Banjo, 2011

❌SOLD❌  Deering Deluxe Mahogany Banjo, 2011

Now discontinued, the Deering Deluxe Mahogany 5-string banjo was one of Deering’s most popular models, with Mahogany for the resonator and neck. Towards the end of its run, Walnut was used for the neck and resonator. This Deering Deluxe Mahogany is in good overall condition was built at the Deering shop in Spring Valley California during June 2011.

Used
Price: $2100 CAD

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Gibson GB-3 Mastertone Guitar Banjo, 1926

Gibson GB-3 Mastertone Guitar Banjo, 1926

The first of the Gibson GB series of 6-string Mastertone Guitar Banjos appeared in 1918, as the GB-3 and GB-4. The GB-1 and GB-6 appeared in 1922, and by 1940, production had completely ended. The GB-5 was built only during 1925. These models were influenced by the popular Paramount banjo designs.These instruments are perhaps comparable in intent to the Resophonic guitars that were introduced by National just a few years later – meant to be used in fairly loud ensembles, often with horns, playing the Dixieland jazz that was all the rage.

Vintage
Price: $4999.99 CAD
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National RM1-E Walnut Body Resophonic Mandolin

National RM1-E Walnut Body Resophonic Mandolin

The National RM1-E A-style mandolin hearkens back to the early days of Resophonic instruments, when the concept was being applied wherever more volume was needed.Here we have the Maple-Walnut version, which isn’t just a great ice cream flavour. Walnut was used as an instrument wood for centuries, and brings a slight mellowness to the tone.

New
Price: $3739 CAD
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Deering Rustic Wreath 5-String Banjo

Deering Rustic Wreath 5-String Banjo

The Deering Rustic Wreath is a new 5-string banjo model, bringing the construction and tonal qualities of top line instruments like the Golden Era at a more affordable price. This is largely done by reducing the decoration and finishing costs, but not altering the structure.Built using a traditional Maple neck with Ebony fingerboard, and 3-ply violin grade Maple rim with Deering -06- 20-Hole bell bronze tone ring, and Deering hardware – the Deering Rustic Wreath essentially a Deering Golden Era in different clothing.

New
Price: $3689.00 CAD
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