5-string Banjos, New And Used

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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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TWO PRE-LOVED CALTON BANJO CASES - BLACK OR CREAM
CALTON DELUXE BANJO CASES - 5-STRING BLUEGRASS BANJO - Pre-
Loved EXCELLENT 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.

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 ... Read more

ONE OF EACH ONLY.

BLACK: $750.00 AUD

CREAM: $825.00 (Sold)


$3500 - $4999


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.

In quality dome-topped Guardian hard case. Superb sound, finish and pride-of-ownership. $4590.00 AUD Now reduced to $4190

 

 

Listen to soundbytes of this banjo:

Bill Evans tune

Chopping

D Modal

Goldrush

 


HATFIELD CELEBRITY CUSTOM - Pre-Loved - 2014

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 $4290.

(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


RECORDING KING M7 - Pre-Loved - 2014 - Sold

Top of the range Recording King with extras. Hand-built in USA. Honduras Mahogany speed-neck gives fast, smooth shifts up and down the neck.

Antiqued binding and peghead. Prucha-modified tailpiece for easy re-stringing. Kat Eyz bridge. 5-Star tuning pegs. Mahogany resonator with hand-rubbed distress finish.

In mock-croc hard case. $2900.00 AUD. Now reduced to $2800.

 


BISHLINE HEIRLOOM CUSTOM WOODY - Pre-Loved - 2014 - Sold

As new. Made in USA by Rob Bishline. We admire the boutique makers of high quality banjos. At the top of the mountain are makers who play and are passionate about every instrument that leaves their hands for yours.

One website in USA reports their shop cannot get enough Bishline banjos. This is the first Bishline to come through Fingerstyle and we can see what the excitement is about!

In quality dual-neck-support hard case. On consignment, $3300 AUD. Now reduced to $3100 - Sold.

Listen to Soundbytes of this instrument:

Bluegrass

Chops

 


WILDWOOD TROUBADOR CUSTOM - Pre-loved - 2015 - Sold

As New. This is the second Troubador to come through Fingerstyle and this one is something special. It includes some awesome upgrades.

Premium wood upgrade all round. Block rim construction. Tubaphone gold plated tone-ring. Highly figured Maple neck.

Shaped hard case. On Consignment, $3100 AUD - Sold

 


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$2000- $2490


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

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)

 


WHITE SWALLOW OPEN-BACK - SURIAN/MACASSAR - NEW

What banjo are you playing now? Here's an inspiration for 2016! The Surian/Macassar is a delightful, sweet-sounding creation by Alan Funk.

Neck and armrest are Surian (a type of rainforest-alternative mahogany) Fingerboard and peghead are Macassar Ebony.

A real sweetheart! $2190.00 AUD.

 


MARTIN D18 - Pre-Loved - 1996

Mahogany back and sides. Sitka spruce top. Gloss finish.

Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. No fretwear.

In quality plush-lined hard case with gold clasps. $2390 AUD - Price now reduced to $1990 AUD

 


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Under $2000


WASHBURN B160K SONNY SMITH - PRE-LOVED - 2009 - Sold

As new. Washburn's top of the line professional quality banjo not available in Australia. Imported late 2009 from Washburn factory.

Highly figured curly maply resonator and neck. Rosewood fingerboard with split-block design mother-of-pearl inlays. No fretwear. 5th string spikes at 7th, 9th and 10th frets. Has received professional set up.

In Washburn signature hard case. Can not fail to impress. On Consignment $1290.00 AUD. Now reduced to $1190 - Sold

 


 

RUBICON MAPLE COMBO - NEW - 2014

Terry Cook has come up with a banjo with the simplicity and light weight of an openback but the sound and playability of a bluegrass banjo!

Maple speed neck, Cherry block rim construction. 22 fret Rosewood fingerboard with stunning Abalone inlays. Bone nut. Headstock with Abalone inlays and copper truss rod cover.

In hard case. On consignment, $1600.00 - Now reduced to $1200.00 AUD

 

 

 


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