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

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$3500 - $4999

 


HATFIELD CELEBRITY CUSTOM - Pre-Loved - 2014 - Sold

As new. Made by Arthur Hatfield USA. This Celebrity with flame maple neck and resonator with rosewood fingerboard has several sophisticated upgrades from the standard well-loved gold-plated Celebrity: Flying Eagles inlays, Fults XYZ Pro5 tailpiece, Heartlands no-hole tone ring and Keith gold-plated tuners with Keith de-tuners on 2nd and 3rd strings.

Arthur Hatfield (Hatfield Banjos) and Robin Smith (Heartlands Banjos) enjoy well deserved reputations as crafters of superb instruments and parts - including a lot of blood sweat and tears at the development stages.

On consignment. Includes quality hard case with dual neck support. $4900 AUD. Now reduced to $3900 - sold

(A standard Hatfield Celebrity including freight and GST would cost $5830 landed to AUD at today's exchange rate, not including these custom upgrades valued at $700+ AUD.)

Listen to Soundbytes of this instrument:

Bill Evans

Chops

D Minor

Fiddle Backup

Gold Rush

 


LOUZEE BLACK JACK BLUEGRASS BANJO - USA - Pre-Loved - 2004

Made in USA by David and Paul Hopkins the Louzee Black Jack is a stunning black laquer over bound mahogany neck.

Mahogany resonator has concentric purfling rings. Ebony fingerboard features elaborate pearl inlay work designed by Mike Longworth (of Martin guitar fame). Highly aclaimed Tony Pass "Lost Timbre" block rim and Hopkins flathead tone ring are the heart of this prestige banjo. Gold plated engraved brass hardware.

Submerged maple Hopkins bridge and quality AVS hard case. Some signs of wear in plating but otherwise in very good condition. On Consignment $4500 AUD - Now reduced to $4000.00 AUD

(Pricewatch: new, imported from US $8800 AUD inc freight and GST.)

 

 



STUART NEWMAN 5-STRING OPEN-BACK - NEW

This young Australian instrument-maker just gets better and better! Using innovative designs and rich tonewoods this latest creation will inspire playing pleasure and pride of ownership.

Featuring: A zero fretting system and compensator bridge for perfect intonation. A concealed tunnel enables placement of the 5th string tuner on the headstock. Steinberger 40:1 tuners. Truss rod access from the rim. Rosewood fretboard with pearl micro dot inlays ....

Listen to sound bytes of this instrument:

Caleb Myer

Cold Frosty Morning

Sampler

 

In hard case, $3,500.00


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$2500 - $3490

 


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$2000- $2490

 


FINGERSTYLE/WHITE SWALLOW 'VINTAGE' CLAWHAMMER BANJO - V280 - WALNUT - NEW

Fingerstyle has designed this delightful 'Vintage' model using specially selected timbers, hand-crafted to produce the best sound.

Walnut neck. 25" scale with macassar ebony fingerboard. Frailing scoop. Macassar ebony tone ring. Walnut/Surian 11" block-rim construction pot.

A beautifully balanced instrument, weight-wise and playing-wise, with perfect intonation - a joy to play. In quality mock-croc case, $2190.00 AUD. (Freight and insurance in Australia, approx $110.00)

 



FINGERSTYLE/WHITE SWALLOW 'VINTAGE' A-SCALE OPEN-BACK BANJO - V281 - NEW - Sold

A-scale open-back banjos are extremely popular in USA. In response to the demand for an Australian made A-scale, Fingerstyle has designed this delightful 'Vintage' model.

THIS ONE HAS:
Steel strings. Geared tuning pegs. Spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th frets. Frailing scoop. 25" scale neck of surian with cocobolo fingerboard. Ironbark tone ring. Walnut/Surian 11" pot. Short tailpiece. Fancy headstock with mop 'V' logo. Diamond mop fret marker inlays. Purple heart bridge. Wooden armrest for your playing comfort.

A beautifully balanced instrument, weight-wise and playing-wise, with perfect intonation - a joy to play. In quality mock-croc case, $2190.00 AUD. (Freight and insurance in Australia, approx $90.00)

Cold Frosty Morning V281 (Steel Strings)

Needlecase V281 (Steel Strings)

Sandy River Belle V281 (Steel Strings)

 


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Under $2000


DEERING VEGA LITTLE WONDER OPEN-BACK BANJO - on consignment - 2007

Excellent condition. Deering's famed Vega old timey 5-string banjo with maple neck, ebony fingerboard, maple ply 11" pot, one co-ord rod.

Deering Truetone Presto-style tailpiece and Vega armrest. This one has been upgraded to include a frailing scoop and a Deering signature close-fitting hard case.

On consignment, in hard case, $1290.00 AUD.

 


WHITE SWALLOW OLD TIMEY OPEN-BACK 5 STRING - on consignment - 2007

Hand crafted by Alan Funk of South Australia. Cedar neck is very slim, front to back - feels really good under the hand. Gives delightful sweet tone.

Spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th frets. Redgum fingerboard with dot pearl inlays. Geared tuners.

On Consignment. With new shock-absorber Johnson-style case $1800 AUD

 


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