USED 1940 B&D Seville tenor banjo (sn 40266) 19 fret, 23" scale, multi-ply 11" maple rim, geared tuners, top frosted head, all original hardware including Presto tailpiece. Overall decent condition. Includes original case. $225
USED 4-String Banjos
USED Deering Goodtime 17-fret openback tenor banjo Made in USA. 11" violin grade maple rim, rock maple neck, bottom frosted Remo head, hardwood inlays, sealed tuning machines. Set up in Irish (GDAE) tuning. Excellent condition. Includes gig bag. $295
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NEW 4-String Banjos
USED c. 1924 Gretsch Orchestrella tenor banjo 20" scale, 17 frets, 11" rim with archtop tone ring. Maple neck and rim, birdseye maple resonator, gold plated hardware, fancy abalone inlays in peghead and in ebony fingerboard, planetary tuners. Probably the top-of-the-line Gretsch banjo at the time. Excellent original condition. Includes original hardshell case. $595
USED 1920s Charles A. Stromberg tenor banjo Nice, original, professional grade 19 fret, 23" scale tenor. Heavy maple rim, cupperphone tone ring, mahogany neck and resonator, which is adorned with factory applied red, white and blue rhinestones along the front edge. Original Grover patent geared tuners, calfskin head. Better than excellent condition with fine set up. Includes hardshell case. SOLD
USED 1925 Vega Little Wonder 17-fret tenor banjo (sn 82074) 17 fret, 21" scale, 10 15/16" rim, openback. No cracks, straight neck, very good frets, action is low and easy with no buzzes. Two hooks and nuts are not original (close match, though) and a newer 5-string No-Knot tailpiece. Top frosted head. Tension tuners hold the tune very well. Very good player. Most of the plating is excellent. New strings and set up. SOLD
Bedford Banjo Shop
USED 1925 Vega Style R Whyte Laydie 19-fret tenor banjo (sn 83832) Openback, straight neck and very minor fret wear. 23" scale, 10 15/16" maple rim, Whyte Laydie tone ring, bracket band, original 2-tab Grover geared tuners (that work very well) and original Presto tailpiece. New set up in Irish (GDAE) tuning with a Renaissance head. Incredible tone and a joy to play. SOLD
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NEW Deering Goodtime 17-fret openback tenor banjo Made in USA. 11" violin grade maple rim, rock maple neck, bottom frosted Remo head, hardwood inlays, sealed tuning machines. Wonderful playing and sounding tenor. SOLD