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1925 Weymann Banjo 5 String Conversion (consignment) SOLD

1925 Weymann Banjo 5 String Conversion (consignment)   SOLD

Weymann banjos are fairly rare and have some unusual features, one of which is most noticeable with the resonator removed. The Weymann company began producing banjos around the turn of the 20th century, and often used the ‘Keystone’ name. In 1924, tenor and plectrum models appeared, and these are the best known Weymann Banjo models.

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The Twelfth Fret Tom Nechville Banjo Workshop November 5 2014

Come join us Wednesday November 5, 2014 5:00PM at The Twelfth Fret for a Tom Nechville Banjo Workshop! Tom Nechville will be holding court and showing off his latest banjo creations from 5:00 PM and will wrap up at roughly 7:00 PM. Entry is free, and you’re encouraged to bring your banjo. All banjos welcome – any brand, any type !

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1900 Williams and Son Echo Style 17 Banjo SOLD

1900 Williams and Son Echo Style 17 Banjo  SOLD

Made circa 1900, this Williams and Son Echo Style 17 banjo still plays beautifully. Thrilling to play a 100 year old instrument that still plays as it did when new.

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2011 Huber TrueTone VRB-4 Banjo (consignment) SOLD

2011 Huber TrueTone VRB-4 Banjo (consignment)  SOLD

Here’s a very clean 2011 Huber TrueTone VRB-4 Banjo. The VRB-4 is a replica of pre-war (WWII) style banjos, and features walnut construction, HR-30 tone ring and engineered rim.

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1899 Lyon – Healy Mystic Banjo (consignment) SOLD

1899 Lyon - Healy Mystic Banjo (consignment)  SOLD

Here is a lovely 1899 Lyon and Healy Mystic Banjo, in fully playable condition. This instrument features a 30-hook pot, a mahogany neck with carved heel and ebony fingerboard, and lots of mother of pearl inlay. The Lyon and Healy firm grew out of an effort by Oliver Ditson – beginning in 1864 – to expand his wholesale musical instrument business into the US Midwest, with a facility in Chicago.

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Stelling Red Fox Banjo

Stelling Red Fox Banjo

The beautiful Stelling Red Fox banjo is a new model, another superb example of Geoff Stelling’s craftsmanship. Inspired by master banjoist Bill Emerson, the Red Fox features Stelling’s unique bronze ‘Wedge Fit’ tone ring fitted to a Tony Pass ‘Lost Timbre’ block rim. The Red Fox inlay on the headstock and abalone maple leaf inlay on the fingerboard help make this fine instrument really quite fetching.

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