5-string Banjos, New And Used

5 Good Reasons To Buy From Fingerstyle:

  • All new instruments are carefully selected and all lemons rejected!
  • All instruments are set up, played and evaluated by someone who knows and loves 5 string banjos
  • All instruments are supplied with hard shell case
  • Your security is our concern – Fingerstyle does not take credit card
  • Every effort is made to find the best banjo for you

"They Pass Our Test Before They Pass Yours"

$3500 - $4990
$2500 - $3490
$2000 - $2490
Under $2000
Preloved Bargains

 

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$3500 - $4999


PRUCHA BAT CUSTOM, CHERRYWOOD, TOP-TENSION - Pre-Loved - 2004

Excellent Condition. A stunning example of Jaroslav Prucha's pristine craftsmanship - and not another like it.

Cherrywood neck and quilted cherry resonator with contrasting black-white-black binding. Ebony fingerboard double-bound and inlaid with pearl bat motifs. Chrome top-tension hoop and chrome armrest. Ptacek ivoroid tuning pegs. Eagleclaw tailpiece and KatEyes bridge. Chromed flat head tonering and one-piece flange. Hand-signed by Jaroslav Prucha. Very well cared for and set up to pro standards.

Case Not Included. (see Preloved Bargains at the bottom of the page for choice of two pre-loved Calton cases, or, CDN pre-loved case for $90).

On Consignment. $4700.00 AUD.

Price watch: a new Prucha Bat Top Tension with these woods in new Calton case shipped from USA would cost in region of $11,500 AUD.
(for more info on this maker and more pics of the Bat Custom click here.)

 


DP HOPKINS WALNUT DELUXE BANJO & CASE - Pre-Loved - 2014

As new condition. Made in USA by small boutique makers, David and Paul Hopkins.

Figured walnut neck and highly figured walnut burl resonator. Tony Pass block construction rim. Hopkins flathead tone ring. Pearl fret marker inlays and peghead inlays. Waverly ivoroid 2-band offset pan tuners & 5th peg. Ebony fingerboard.

In quality dome-topped TKL/Guardian-style hard case. (Case is in good condition but vinyl is split in one area).
Superb sound, finish and pride-of-ownership. $4350.00 AUD.


MARTIN VINTAGE HD28 HERRINGBONE - 1978
OLD, RARE - A PLAYABLE ANTIQUE

Good condition. Collectable. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Sitka spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard. Professionally refretted and neck reset by Stuart Newman. Good for another 20 years.

Intrinsic value should not be confused with retail price. List price really has nothing to do with the market value of a vintage instrument, except to the degree that some buyers have a hard time accepting a price on an instrument that might be anywhere from 10 to 100 times the original list.

In signature hard case, $4,300.00 AUD

 

 


$2000- $2490

 

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WHITE SWALLOW OLD TIMEY 'SPECIAL' NEW - 2018 -QLD MAPLE, WILD OLIVE AND ELM

Sensational blushed-blonde maple clawhammer banjo hand-crafted by Alan Funk of South Australia.

Queensland maple neck, Elm pot, Olive fingerboard, heelcap and hand crafted olive armrest. Shaped headstock with olive veneer inlayed with mother-of-pearl (NOT plastic!).

In standard hard case. $2400.00 AUD

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MARTIN D18 - Pre-Loved - 1996

Excellent condition. No fretwear. Hardly played!

Mahogany back and sides. Sitka spruce top. Gloss finish. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Big Martin sound. Professional set-up for easy-play action.

In quality plush-lined hard case with gold clasps. On Consignment. $2090.00 AUD

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Under $2000


EUCALYPT BLUEGRASS WOODY BANJO - "TWO-LEAVES" - Pre-Loved

Good Condition. Australian-made using Australian timbers. Distinctive eucalypt leaf inlays on headstock and on Jarrah resonator.

Laminated neck for extra strength. Headstock has contrasting centrestripe. Quality geared tuning pegs. Block rim construction. Jarrah tone ring and bellbronze one-piece flange in conjunction with Presto tailpiece and Sossebee bridge produce grunty bass, meaty mid-range and sizzling treble.

In hard case in very good condition. On Consignment. $1700 AUD


REILLY FRETLESS OLD TIMEY - SILVER ASH

Lightly played - showroom model. Hardware shows some patina so priced accordingly.
Hand-crafted in the traditional style by Paul Reilly, Australia using selected tonewoods, Queensland Silver Ash neck and African Blackwood fingerboard. Nickel plated rolled brass tone ring. Totally unique.

Block-construction rims for added strength and tone, then veneered, capped, and polished with multiple coats of Danish oil to a satin finish.

In hard case, $1090.00 AUD.
Will ship anywhere Australia via Australia Post for $70 AUD.


GOLD TONE OPEN-BACK BANJO IN HARD CASE - PRE-LOVED

Very good condition. Maple neck and rim with Rosewood fingerboard. No-Knots tailpiece and Grover Ebony/Ivoroid bridge.

Rolled brass tone ring. Dots and stars inlays. Spikes at 7th and 9th frets so you can use a capo. New strings. Very clean, straight instrument. Set up by professional for easy-playing. .

With case (Case in fair condition - clasps all work fine). $650 AUD
Ships anywhere in Aus via Australia Post for $70.00.


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Preloved Bargains


TWO PRE-LOVED CALTON BANJO CASES - BLACK OR CREAM

 

CALTON DELUXE BANJO CASES - 5-STRING BLUEGRASS BANJO - Pre-Loved
VERY GOOD CONDITION

If you want superb protection for your instrument, you should consider a Calton case. These custom fitted fiberglass cases are rugged, well balanced, and attractive, with interiors custom tailored to each instrument. Each half of every case is hand moulded in a single piece, using pigmented resin, with no seams to separate and colour that is integral to the fiberglass. Hardware is high quality plated steel and is attached with steel rivets and reinforcing plates. The leather handle provides the optimum in comfort and balance. Case interiors are hand crafted from high quality foam padding. Generous size accessory cubby and most importantly, double neck cradles. Protect your instrument!

ONE OF EACH ONLY. BLACK with green interior: $750.00 AUD or, CREAM with burgundy interior: $825.00


Backup Banjo 1

BILL STOKES SHOWCASE HORSESHOE CAPO - STAINLESS STEEL

The Bill Stokes Showcase capo is one of the few you can stow on the banjo behind the nut when not in use.
Hand crafted from solid stainless steel, the Bill Stokes Showcase
capo has been the first choice among profession players for over 30 years.

NEVER LOSE ANOTHER CAPO!
Usually $166 AUD, $90 - BARGAIN!

 

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Backup Banjo 1PRESTO PRE-LOVED TAILPIECE

Excellent condition. Engraved Presto tailpiece.

$25.00 AUD

 

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