The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

Posts Tagged used

H.C. Dobson Banjo 1878 (Consignment) No Longer Available

H.C. Dobson Banjo 1878 (Consignment) No Longer Available

This very cool fretless open back banjo was restored by Luke Mercier and features Nylgut strings on a newer fretless ebony fingerboard with fret markers from 120 year old celluloid and a 100 year old strip of marquetry.

MORE

Left Handed GoldTone EBM-5 Solidbody Electric Banjo

Left Handed GoldTone EBM-5 Solidbody Electric Banjo

Need to be loud? Go ahead, plug this in and turn it up; you won’t even be able to hear the disappointed whining from the guitar players.

This model is also used by Winston Marshal of Mumford and Sons.

MORE

‘Gibson Mastertone’ Banjo Clone SOLD

'Gibson Mastertone' Banjo Clone SOLD

During the 1970s and 80s there were a number of master Luthiers building replicas of Gibson banjos. Real Gibsons were in short supply and many felt the quality was not up to standards so many of these makers made a living building these lovely handmade copies at knock down prices compared to a new Gibson Mastertone.

MORE

Gibson RB-250 Mastertone 5-String Banjo 1962 SOLD

Gibson RB-250 Mastertone 5-String Banjo 1962   SOLD

There has been some discussion on the hardware used on this banjo. The RB-250 did not come factory in gold but that said, in 1962 Gibson would fill virtually any custom request. The hardware shows none of the pitting typical of re-plated hardware. Also the cost to upgrade after the banjo was built would have been huge so we are going on the theory that this was a custom order. Tailpiece: I found several of these gold-plated tailpieces in the boxes of 1960s Gibson hardware I acquired when Gibson Canada shut down in 1979. So I am assuming they were stock Gibson issue for at least a few of their gold plated banjos, though I’ve never seen any. I gather they were made by Elton but am happy for input from anybody out there who knows more.

MORE

Gibson Modified 175 Long Neck Banjo SOLD

Gibson Modified 175 Long Neck Banjo  SOLD

Here is a late 60’s 175 banjo with a neck binding upgrade from the Gibson factory.  It is in great overall shape and has an installed 5th string capo. Comes with a precision gig bag.

MORE

Ian Pattison 5 string banjo 2009 (Consignment) SOLD

Ian Pattison 5 string banjo 2009 (Consignment) SOLD

Here is a cool handmade banjo which is in great overall condition and comes with a black hardshell case.

MORE

THE TWELFTH FRET

Guitarists’ Pro Shop
2132 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M4C 1J9 CANADA
○ Sales: +416•423•2132
○ Service: +416•423•1554
Email

STAY CONNECTED