114 S. Juliana Street Bedford, PA 15522 (814) 623-2187
Bedford Banjo Shop
NEW Savannah SB-070 openback 5-string banjo Laminate wooden rim, mahogany neck, 16 brackets, Remo Fiberskyn head. Geared 5th peg. $249.99
NEW 5-String Openback Banjos
We usually have partially completed project instruments that are waiting for our attention.
Please inquire if you're seeking such instruments.
USED 5-String Openback Banjos
USED 1890 Charles E. Dobson Silver Chimes openback 5-string banjo Scarce model with heavy 11" spunover rim which incorporates two hollow tubes, one on each edge of the rim. 26" scale, mahogany neck, newer brass half fret ebony fingerboard and peghead overlay, matching hooks and nuts, modern planetary tuners and repro No-Knot tailpiece. Set up with calfskin head and Nylgut strings, but this neck can also use steel strings if preferred. Excellent condition. Includes hard case. (Was $1250) Now $995
USED 1980 Stewart MacDonald Style 3 openback 5-string banjo Made from a Stew Mac kit.Heavy 3/4" thick laminate rim with nickel-plated bell brass Mastertone style tone ring, Honduras mahogany neck, planetary tuners, notched tension hoop and 5-star head. If you need an openback with lots of volume and punch, look no further. Great condition and set up. Includes case. $495
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. $895
USED c. 1900 Acme Professional openback 5-string banjo 11" spunover rim, 26 3/4" scale, cherry neck with ebony fingerboard and m.o.p. inlays, vintage calfskin head, Common Sense tailpiece, Champion tuners and Aquila red strings. Nicely set up, great player. Includes gig bag. SOLD