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
Want to sell your quality banjo?
Considered consignment?
  • Five Reasons to Sell Through Fingerstyle:
  • 1. Fingerstyle is THE place to advertise because it's THE place to trust.
  • 2. We've been in business for almost twenty years. Lots of happy customers. Lots of watchers.
  • 3. Pricing and description researched and compiled by a professional banjo player.
  • 4. Informative photographs - Oggle and drool factor - banjo eye-candy that tells and sells.
  • 5. Our charges are very reasonable and include an assessment, clean-up, and set-up.
  • Email some pics, a description and your phone number and let's talk banjos!
  • (Consignment terms and conditions supplied on application... all common-sense stuff and no tricky fine-print. Sorry, no train wrecks or novelty instruments accepted - but we're always here to help connect you to the best repairers for any job.)

"They Pass Our Test Before They Pass Yours"

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

$3500 - $4999


PRUCHA DIAMOND POINT - Pre-Loved - 2006

Very good to Excellent condition. Some corrosion on flange in one small area plus minor cosmetic blemishes. Very little fretwear. Has been well cared for, fingerboard cleaned, oiled, new head, professional set-up.

Handcrafted by Czech maestro Jaroslav Prucha. His banjos are highly sought after and Prucha's finishing detail is always superb.

Mahogany neck. Mahogany resonator with purfling rings. Tortoiseshell-look binding on slightly radiused 22-fret ebonyfretboard and resonator. Abalone inlays in headstock and fingerboard fretmarkers. 1-1/4" nut width. 20-hole flathead tone ring. 3/8" three-ply maple rim.

In plush-lined Guardian case (ex Yates, good condition) or, upgrade to Calton-style yellow case listed on instrument page for additional $600. On consignment $4500.00 AUD.

 


HEARTLANDS 'ANGEL' - CLAWGRASS 5 STRING BANJO - Pre-Loved - RECENT

This versatile banjo is in the style of the Deering Clawgrass banjos as played by Mark Johnson and Steve Martin for modern Clawhammer style, good old Bluegrass Scruggs style or Melodic.

Excellent (almost 'as new') condition. Crafted in prestigious small boutique by renowned USA banjo-maker Robin Smith. Robin makes and converts banjos for top banjo gurus such as player/teacher Bill Evans.

Inspiring! A versatile and beautiful instrument created from top quality craftsmanship and materials. In quality, snug-fit Guardian hard case with dual neck supports. On Consignment $3600.00 AUD.

 


Chadwick Folding Double Bass - Pre-Loved - 2014

Chadwick Acoustic Folding Double Bass. A beautiful instrument setup by Charlie Chadwick in the USA.

Comes with a hard flight case. A great way to travel with a double bass. Cost to get a new one to Australia is $6100 including exchange rate, gst and customs duty.

Bass in very good condition with a couple of indentations in the laminate around the bridge and a few marks on the case. In Hard Travel Case $4100 - on consignment.

 


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

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 reduced to $3,300.00 AUD - Sale

 

 


$2000- $2490

 


WHITE SWALLOW Walnut Custom- NEW - Sold

Shout yourself one of the finest Australian-made banjos. Hand crafted by Alan Funk this one has full fingerboard, Maple/Walnut block construction 11" pot with 2 coord rods.

Walnut neck with outstanding grain. Ebony fingerboard. Purple-heart bridge. Amber Elite head. Geared tuning pegs. Plenty of volume, a confident voice, and slim, easy-play neck.

Ships anywhere in Aus for $80.00 inc insurance.

In hard case, $2290.00 AUD - Sold

 

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FINGERSTYLE/WHITE SWALLOW 'VINTAGE' CLAWHAMMER BANJO - V303 - CHERRYWOOD - NEW - Sold

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

American cherrywood neck. 25" scale. Macassar ebony fingerboard with spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th frets. Frailing scoop. Jarrah tone ring. American cherry 11" block-rim construction pot with silky oak capping. Fancy tailpiece. Fancy headstock with mop 'V' logo. Purple heart bridge. Wooden armrest for your playing comfort.

In hard case, $2290.00 AUD. (Freight and insurance in Australia, approx $90.00) - Sold

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WHITE SWALLOW '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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Under $2000


TANGLEWOOD BLACK MAHOGANY BLUEGRASS BANJO - NEW

Seriously good looking and great-sounding rig. Mahogany neck and resonator. Rosewood fingerboard with Hearts and Flowers inlays. Heavy cast tone ring. 11" pot. 24 brackets. Dual coord rods. Adjustable truss rod.

"Tanglewood" engraved armrest. Inline chromed heavy brass tailpiece. Maple compensator bridge. Black Remo clear head. Professionally set up and ready to play. Kicks ass!

In hard case, $725.00 AUD. BARGAIN!

 

 

 

 

 

 


GOLD STAR GF100HF BLUEGRASS - Recent - Pre-Loved

Excellent condition. Hardly played. Select mahogany neck. Bound mahogany resonator with double purfling rings. Bronze Tone Ring. Rock maple rim. Dual coordinator rods.

Triple nickel-plated hardware. Presto Tailpiece. Sossebee bridge. New strings and professional set-up. Geared tuners. Spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th frets.

A truly professional instrument; don't hesitate! $1990.00 AUD.

 

 

 

 

 


FENDER LEO BLUEGRASS - Pre-Loved

Excellent condition. Mahogany neck and resonator. Ebony fingerboard. Mother-of-pearl inlays on fingerboard, and abolone inlays on headstock. Geared tuning pegs. Dual co-ordinator rods. Spikes at 7, 8, 9, and 10th frets. New strings and Kat-Eyes bridge. Waverley-style tailpiece. Professionally set up.

Very well looked after. Small amount of wear on 2nd fret otherwise a very clean, great-sounding instrument in signature Fender hard case - TKL old-style with double neck cradle in very good condition.

Grab a pro-level instrument for a bargain price! $1500.00 AUD.

 

 


TANGLEWOOD BLUEGRASS - NEW

Rosewood fingerboard and resonator. Hearts and Flowers inlays. Heavy cast tone ring. 11" pot. 24 brackets. Dual coord rods. Adjustable truss rod.

"Tanglewood" engraved armrest. Inline chromed heavy brass tailpiece. KatEyes bridge. Remo frosted head. Professional set up and ready to play.

In hard case, $675.00 AUD. BARGAIN!

 


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Instrument Stand

INSTRUMENT STAND - SUIT MOST STRINGED INSTRUMENTS Well-designed, foldable, no-fuss, portable, sturdy, adjustable... what more could you want? Soft rubber protects three points of contact. Comes in box. Attractive finish.

Available in gold, or black. $65.00. (Postage anywhere in Australia, add $15.00.)


Preloved Bargains


FIBRE-GLASS FLIGHT CASE - BLUEGRASS BANJO PROTECTOR EXTREME - Pre-loved

Excellent condition. A Calton look-alike in every respect. Made in Canada by Awsi Kentucky. Black plush padded interior. Travel-snug fit for all standard bluegrass banjos. Tote your precious banjo cargo in style. Leather handle, snap-tight clasps, neck-holder/support and generous-size cubby for accessories.

Be quick! $750 AUD.

 


DOBRO SLIDES:

LAP DAWG SLIDE - chrome plated solid brass = $35 AUD

GS SCHUBB SLIDE - stainless steel edge on hardwood = $25 AUD

 


SHEERHORN DOBRO/SLIDE GUITAR CAPO

The Pick Shoppe calls these the finest capo for Dobro. Quick and easy to put on, will not cause tuning problems and has the extra mass (over 4 oz) needed to sound great in any fret position. Requires string to fretboard spacing of 3/8" min.

Because of its weight - just over 4 ounces - it has the mass to absorb most of the unwanted resonation of the strings behind the capo, is low enough not to hinder the player's movements near the capo, and is easy and quick to install and remove, whether playing in a jam, on stage, or in the studio.

$30 AUD (plus $7 postage.)

 

 

FERGUSON PERFECT PITCH CAPO

Players who like this capo report that it also works on fretless banjos for fiddle tunes in A and D. Sturdy stainless steel construction. Good-size clamp pad that won't indent the lacquer. Large, easy-grip screw. Maker claims perfect intonation when fitted correctly.

Wouldn't that be nice. $25.00 AUD

 

 

PAIGE HORSESHOE CAPO


Suitable for banjo or mando. Clip it on, use the screw to adjust as you slide it up or down or stow it behind the nut. Never lose another capo!

$30 including postage/packaging AUS.