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2005 National Estralita Deluxe Koa Resophonic Guitar SOLD

2005 National Estralita Deluxe Koa Resophonic Guitar  SOLD

National Resophonic’s Estralita Deluxe is the most decorated of their wood-body range. Normally built with walnut, it’s also available as a special order with highly-figured Koa mahogany veneer.

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2000 Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard Mastertone Banjo SOLD

2000 Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard Mastertone Banjo  SOLD

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were two of the most recognisable names in the bluegrass pantheon, and were arguably responsible for its rise to mainstream popularity. Gibson banjos are legendary but now are very hard to find;

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1933 Gibson Century TB-2 Tenor Banjo SOLD

1933 Gibson Century TB-2 Tenor Banjo SOLD

Here’s a wonderful 1933 Gibson ‘Century’ TB-2 Tenor Banjo.

The term ‘Century’ refers to the peghead and fingerboard overlay – these were installed to honor the 1933 ‘Century of Progress’ Exhibition held in Chicago.

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National Reso-Phonic Wocket Wooden Rocket

National Reso-Phonic Wocket Wooden Rocket

Just in – a National Reso-Phonic Wocket Wooden Rocket! This mahogany laminate version has all the features of the very popular National Reso-Rocket, but with the extra warmth and growl wood provides.

The ‘Wocket’ designation is limited to a very, very few instruments. Steve James refers to his orginal prototype as the ‘Wocket’, and the first few production models are marked as ‘Wocket’ on the label, but subsequent models won’t carry that name on the label.

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Five Bluegrass Banjos under One Thousand Dollars SOLD

 Five Bluegrass Banjos under One Thousand Dollars  SOLD

Summer is here and banjo music is in the air! Here are five Bluegrass Banjos under One Thousand Dollars.

I’m always in short supply for good, playable, used banjos in the under $1000 price range but some nice trade-in banjos came in this week.

All 5 banjos below are ideal for the intermediate player who wants a good sounding banjo but is not ready to move up to a professional instrument.

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1996 Deering Vega Long Neck Banjo SOLD

1996 Deering Vega Long Neck Banjo  SOLD

This 1996 Deering Vega Long Neck Banjo is the long neck version of the Vega # 2 banjo as played by Pete Seeger.

It’s an open back model featuring an AAA-Curly-Maple neck with ebony fretboard, Tube-a-phone tone-ring, Historic “bracket band”, and Deering tailpiece. The current new price for this model is $3,995.00.

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