NEW 5-String Openback Banjos

NEW Savannah SB-060 openback travel banjo 19.75" scale length. Heavy maple rim with brass tone ring. This model is an excellent child's banjo. Includes padded gigbag. $249.99

USED c. 1900 JH Buckbee openback 5-string banjo

25.75 scale, 11" double spun rim, cherry neck, friction tuners, good frets, Fiberskyn head, fancy embossed tension hoop and "J.H.B." stamped into heel. Somewhere along the line, someone added "400" to the peghead and shellacked the fingerboard. Neck bow, but not a bad player.​​ $295

NEW Savannah SB-070 openback 5-string banjo Laminate wooden rim, mahogany neck, 16 brackets, Remo Fiberskyn head. Geared 5th peg. $219.99

USED c. 1890 Haynes Bay State composite 5-string openback banjo Mating of a Bay State neck to a vintage 12.25"  steel rim of unknown manufacture.  The combination of the large and 3" deep metal rim and Mark Ralston Yellowstone head produces a wonderfully resonant tone. Spring loaded, early 1920s  Grover friction tuners, modern brackets and hex shoes. Nice player. $395

USED 5-String Openback Banjos

NEW Deering Artisan Goodtime openback 5-string banjo Made in the U.S.A. The Artisan Goodtimes are Deering's latest Goodtime series, featuring a violin-grade maple rim, planetary tuners, a midnight maple fingerboard, spikes at the 7th, 9th and 10th frets, dark brown stain, fancy fingerboard inlays, as well as all the standard quality features found on every Goodtime model. $739

USED Deering Boston longneck openback banjo 31" scale, 11" nickel plated steel rim, mahogany neck, planetary tuners, sliding 5th string capo, clamshell tailpiece, 5-Star top frosted head, fancy chrome plated arm rest. Very good player. Includes hardshell case. $1095 

Our NEW INSTRUMENT inventory changes from time to time. 

Please contact us if you're interested in a specific model to see if we have it in stock.

NEW Gold Tone CC-50 openback 5-string banjo Brass tone ring. Maple neck. Straightline tailpiece. Includes padded gig bag. $359.95

NEW Deering Goodtime openback 5-string banjo Handmade in the USA and the best selling USA-made banjo in the world. Violin grade maple rim. Maple neck, guitar-style tuners. $489

USED Deering Goodtime 5-string openback banjo Older style Goodtime openback banjo in fine condition with new strings and set up.  Straight neck, great frets, low action and wonderful sounding.  Includes Harptone hardshell case and strap. SOLD

USED c. 1900 Acme Professional openback 5-string banjo Spunover 11" rim, 27" scale, cherry neck with carved heel, ebony fingerboard, fancy m.o.p. inlays. Upgraded at some point with 1920s Grover geared tuners. Straight neck, decent frets, some mismatched hooks and nuts. Good set up with nylon strings and older Mylar head. Includes gig bag. ON HOLD

USED c. 1900 Acme Professional openback 5-string banjo Spunover 11" rim, 27" scale, cherry neck with carved heel, ebony fingerboard, fancy m.o.p. inlays. Upgraded at some point with 1920s Grover geared tuners. Straight neck, decent frets, some mismatched hooks and nuts. Good set up with nylon strings and older Mylar head. Includes gig bag. $495

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USED c. 1894 S.S. Stewart Universal Favorite 5-string openback banjo (sn 14988) 11" spunover Brazilian rosewood rim, 27" scale, straight cherry neck, replaced tailpiece, celluloid friction tuning pegs and bottom frosted head. Very little fret wear, new strings. excellent condition. $525

We usually have partially completed project instruments that are waiting for our attention.
Please inquire if you're seeking such instruments.