114 S. Juliana Street Bedford, PA 15522 (814) 623-2187
Bedford Banjo Shop
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
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
USED 1920s Howard tenor banjo Made by the Stromberg-Voisinet company. 11" rim, 23" scale, dark-stained maple neck and resonator, fancy, embossed tension hoop and bands around rim and resonator. Grover geared tuners, older top frosted head. Minor fret wear. Plays very well. Includes original case. $295
USED 4-String Banjos
USED 1918 Orpheum N0. 1 tenor banjo (sn 06554) Openback, 11.25" heavy maple rim with archtop tone ring and birdseye veneer, approx. 21" scale, 17 frets, fancy abalone inlays in peghead and fingerboard. Neck is straight and frets are only slightly worn. Original Grover friction tuners, replaced tailpiece, older top frosted head. Includes original case. SOLD
USED c. 1925 Majestic (branded Globe) tenor banjo Made by Gaetano Puntolillo in New York. 10 13/16" rim, 22.25" scale, 19 fret. Heavy archtop tone ring, multi-ply mahogany neck with backstrapping, striking flamed walnut resonator with fancy marquetry, fancy m.o.p. fingerboard and peghead inlays and Fiberskyn head. Replaced armrest, tailpiece and planetary tuners. Very slight neck bow, but a good player with very little fret wear. Includes original case. $495
We usually have partially completed project instruments that are waiting for our attention.
Please inquire if you're seeking such instruments.
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