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USED c. 1915 George Washburn Model 1830 melody banjo

(sn 9368) Essentially a 4-string mandolin banjo,tuned GDAE, that was designed for single note melody playing. 11" spunover rim with tone ring, 14" scale. Recently mounted skin head, gloss refinish, repro No-Knot tailpiece, replaced hooks and nuts and bone nut. Fresh set up. Excellent condition. $249  

USED c. 1900 A.C. Fairbanks mandola banjo Very rare and original  15" scale, double strung banjo tuned in fifths, currently FCGD. (Not to be confused with the very common, shorter-scaled mandolin banjo.)  This instrument may have been built by the Vega company shortly after purchasing Fairbanks. 


7 1/2" spunover rim, calfskin head and barrel nuts. There's a repaired spot in the neck close to the headstock on the bass side. Excellent fresh set up. Includes padded bag. $549

We usually have partially completed project instruments that are waiting for our attention.
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Other New and Used Banjos

USED c. 1915 George Washburn Model 1830 melody banjo

(sn 9368) Essentially a 4-string mandolin banjo,tuned GDAE, that was designed for single note melody playing. 11" spunover rim with tone ring, 14" scale. Recently mounted skin head, gloss refinish, repro No-Knot tailpiece, replaced hooks and nuts and bone nut. Fresh set up. Excellent condition. $249