USED 1927 Gibson TB-2 tenor banjo (sn 8947-12) 21" scale, 11" maple rim, 18 frets, bound fingerboard, brass tone ring, hex flange, fancy fingerboard inlays, Grover patent tailpiece, calfskin head, friction tuners. Some fret wear, but a good player nonetheless. Original and in nice overall condition. Fresh set up. Includes original case. SOLD
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USED 1937 B&D Silver Bell Serenader tenor banjo Professional level, pre-Gretsch B&D tenor. 11" rim, 23" scale, Oettinger tailpiece, Silver Bell tone ring. Originally nickel plated, the tension hoop, tone ring, tailpiece and flange have been chrome plated. Currently awaiting minor repair and set up. Includes hard case. ON HOLD
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USED Gold Tone TS-250 tenor banjo 3-ply maple rim with bell brass Mastertone style tone ring and one piece flange, maple neck, mahogany resonator, planetary tuners. Excellent condition and set up. Includes hard case. $695
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USED 1921 Fairbanks-Vega Style X No. 9 tenor banjo (sn 52188)
Approx. 21.5" scale, rare 11.5" rim, 17 frets plus three extended. 28 brackets. Excellent set up with Renaissance head, action at the 12th fret is 1/8".
Straight neck, very minor fret wear (probably refretted with wire slightly bigger than the originals were). Tubaphone tone ring, bracket band, backstrapping, carved heel. All inlays, binding (neck and pot, inside and out), marquetry, etc. are intact. Correct original hooks and nuts, two-pointed shoes, Kershner Unique tailpiece and gold-plated tuners with pearl buttons. Plating is excellent, not perfect, but I can't see any plating loss on any nickel or gold-plated part. Ferrule is broken (half is missing). Excellent original banjo and an excellent player. Includes period hard case. $1595