114 S. Juliana Street Bedford, PA 15522 (814) 623-2187
Bedford Banjo Shop
USED 1914 Vega Style N tenor banjo (sn 30857) Very early example of this model. Straight neck, little fret wear, 10 3/4" mahogany-stained maple rim, 19 5/8" scale, mahogany neck, Little Wonder tone ring, friction tuners. Replaced hooks and nuts and modern No-Knot tailpiece. Very nice condition, excellent set up with Renaissance head, plays great. 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 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
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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