USED 2018 Deering Goodtime Parlor 5-string openback banjo 11" violin grade maple rim, rock maple neck, comfortable 23 1/8" scale. Beautifully refinish that brought out the wood grain very nicely. Superb set up. Includes good quality padded bag. SOLD

USED 1922 Vega Special No. 2 openback 5-string  banjo (sn 54595) ​26 1/4" scale, mahogany-stained maple rim with rolled brass rod tone ring, mahogany neck, skin head, original hooks, nuts and tailpiece, upgraded with Gotoh planetary and geared 5th string tuners, spike at the 7th fret. Straight neck, very good frets, excellent condition throughout. Includes period, probably original hard case. SOLD

USED 5-String Openback Banjos

USED c. 1906 S.S. Stewart's Sons openback 5-string banjo ​Most likely made by Rettberg and Lange . Dowel is stamped with the number 309, which is most likely a model number. 10.75" spunover rim, approx. 26" scale, good quality calfskin head. Nylgut strings, mechanical friction tuners. Straight neck, good frets. Wooden 5th string tuner holds well. SOLD

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

USED 2011 John Peterson fretless Appalachian mountain banjo (sn 152) Handmade in Todd, NC.  Stained maple, calfskin head, hand made friction tuners, Nylgut strings. SOLD

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