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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. SOLD

USED c. 1925 Avalon ukulele banjo ​Made by the Wm. Lange company and distributed by Henry Stadlmair. ​7 1/8" rim, 13" scale, calfskin head. Set up nicely. Three mismatched brackets. Great little player. Includes case. $175

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

USED 1908 Fairbanks-Vega mandolin banjo ​(sn 24988) This very early example of this model made by Vega was made when Vega was still using the A.C. Fairbanks metal tag. 7.25" full spun rim, 13.25" scale, mahogany neck.  Original hardware, including tuners. Nice set up with calfskin head. Excellent condition. Includes 1920s hard case. $425 

USED Savannah SB-106 6-string guitar banjo ​Plays like a guitar with regular guitar tuning. Comfortable 23" scale, mahogany neck and resonator, guitar-style tuners. Excellent condition and set up. $175

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

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