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USED 1930s Gibson TB-00 tenor banjo sn EG-5529. 23" scale, 11" maple rim, maple neck and resonator. Straight neck and great frets. One piece flange. All original and complete. Fine player in near excellent condition except for some pitting and plating flaking on the flange, in addition to a small crack on the flange. Includes modern TKL case in great condition. SOLD

USED 1927 Vega Vegaphone Professional tenor banjo (sn 92851) 19 fret, 23" scale, 4-piece flange, maple neck and resonator, Tubaphone tone ring, bracket band. The serial number puts this banjo at 1927. However, the fingerboard inlays, flange and resonator seem to be from a later Vegaphone.  Perhaps it was returned to the Vega factory to replace the neck and resonator at some point. Nice set up with clear head. Includes hardshell case. SOLD

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 1920s Leedy Collegian tenor banjo 11" rim, top tension, metal covered wood rim, 23" scale, maple neck, Grover two-tab geared tuners, Waverly tailpiece and vintage skin head. Dowel stamped "1031". Marble-swirled brown ivoroid fingerboard and peghead overlay. Missing its resonator and flange. Nice playing.​​ $225

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 2008 Deering Goodtime 17-fret openback tenor banjo Made in the USA. 11" maple rim, comfortable 21" scale, maple neck, open geared, guitar style tuners. Wonderful, quality made entry level tenor. Excellent plus condition. SOLD

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 4-String Banjos

USED 1921 Fairbanks-Vega Style M tenor banjo (sn 48480) 21" scale, 11 13/16" maple rim.  Straight, three-piece flamed maple neck, very good action.  With close fitting Vega pie-section resonator.  Currently set up with a Renaissance head, vintage Grover 2-footed bridge and period correct Grover patent pending spring-loaded tuners with the locking thumbscrews in the posts. Recent professional refret.  Vintage case in nice shape included. 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

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NEW 4-String Banjos

USED 1920s Leedy Collegian tenor banjo 11" top tension, metal covered wood rim, 23" scale, maple neck, Grover two-tab geared tuners, Waverly tailpiece and vintage skin head. Dowel stamped "1031". Marble-swirled brown ivoroid fingerboard and peghead overlay. Missing its resonator and flange. Nice playing.​​ $225

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. $995

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

USED c. 1920 Gibson TB-0 tenor banjo (f.o.n. 11712-10) Openback, 10 1/2" rim, 19 1/4" scale, straight neck, very minor fret wear, extended fingerboard, vintage calfskin head, all original hooks and nuts (except one), has both a wooden dowel stick and metal coordinator rod. Very nice set up. Wonderful plunky sound, lightweight and a joy to play. Includes original hardshell case.

SOLD