114 S. Juliana Street   Bedford, PA  15522  (814) 623-2187


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 2001 Gold Tone PS-250 plectrum banjo  3-ply maple rim, bell brass Mastertone-style tone ring, planetary tuners, one piece flange, hearts and flowers fingerboard inlay, chrome-plated hardware. Absolute near mint, unplayed condition with new strings and fresh set up. Includes hardshell case. 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 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. $275

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 La Scala Grand tenor banjo Professional 19-fret tenor with a lot of show and flash. 11" rim, 22.75" scale. Scalloped maple rim, maple neck and resonator, fancy pearl inlays, gold-plated hardware, planetary tuners with pearl buttons, carved heel, Oettinger tailpiece and fancy marquetry throughout. Set up with a clear head. Very nice, easy player despite a slight neck bow. Includes original hard case with zipper lining. SOLD

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 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 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