114 S. Juliana Street Bedford, PA 15522 (814) 623-2187
Bedford Banjo Shop
USED Fender acoustic/electric mandolin
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 1921 Fairbanks-Vega Style X No. 9 tenor banjo (sn 52188)
Approx. 21.5" scale, rare 11.5" rim, 17 frets plus three extended. 28 brackets. Excellent set up with Renaissance head, action at the 12th fret is 1/8".
Straight neck, very minor fret wear (probably refretted with wire slightly bigger than the originals were). Tubaphone tone ring, bracket band, backstrapping, carved heel. All inlays, binding (neck and pot, inside and out), marquetry, etc. are intact. Correct original hooks and nuts, two-pointed shoes, Kershner Unique tailpiece and gold-plated tuners with pearl buttons. Plating is excellent, not perfect, but I can't see any plating loss on any nickel or gold-plated part. Ferrule is broken (half is missing). Excellent original banjo and an excellent player. Includes period hard case. $1595
USED 1960s Teisco electric guitar Made in Japan, gloss red burst finish, short (23 3/4") scale, one single coil pickup with volume and tone controls. Amateur repair to headstock. (Was $175)Now $129
USED 1998 Taylor K-65 12-string acoustic guitar Jumbo body style with 17" lower bout, solid koa top, back and sides, mahogany neck, gold plated hardware. Near mint condition with great set up. Includes Taylor hard case. $2495
USED John Baptiste Schweitzer 1816 4/4 violin Amati copy, probably German-made c. 1900. High arches. Set up well. Includes case, two bows (one functional, one in disrepair) and shoulder pad.
USED 1966 Gibson LG-1 acoustic guitar (sn 423607) 24.75" scale, 14.25" lower bout, solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck. Straight neck with virtually no fret wear. Overall great condition with some finish crazing and a repaired back crack. Set up very well. Includes hard case. (Was $1295) Now $1095
USED 1972 Chris Warner Mastertone 5-string banjo Bluegrass legend, Chris Warner, built this banjo from current Gibson factory parts at that time. Chris made the neck, which is expertly crafted to Gibson specs.
20-hole flathead tone ring, 3-ply maple rim, one piece flange, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and double cut peghead, 5-Star planet tuners and spikes at frets 7-10. Metal parts are chrome plated except arm rest, hooks and nuts which are nickel plated. Chris' signature is inside rim, as is a Campbell's Music decal. Very nice set up with 5-star head and Scorpion bridge. Includes original Gibson hard case. (Was $2495)
USED 2017 Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar Honey burst with flamed maple top. Two humbucker pickups with 3-way selector switch, volume and tone controls. Near mint condition. Includes hard case, pickguard with mounting hardware, multi-tool, leather Gibson strap and original Gibson literature. $1749
Updated June 15, 2019
USED 2011 Gold Tone CC-50RP resonator 5-string banjo Maple rim, neck and resonator, rolled brass tone ring, planetary tuners, geared 5th string tuner, straightline tailpiece, satin finish. Fresh set up. Excellent condition. Includes hard case. $349