Sold Banjos from 2020

These are sold banjos from 2020. For previous sold banjos click on the link below:

Sold Banjos pre 2020


MORGAN MUNROE MB850 - Pre-Loved. Recent - Sold

Flamed maple resonator and neck with abalone and mother-of-pearl inlays on headstock and ebony fingerboard. Geared tuning pegs. Spikes at 7th, 9th and 10th frets. No discernable fretwear. Has had pro set-up - very easy to chord.

Awesome flinty sound from Sullivan Old Growth 5/8" bridge, 3 ply maple rim and heavy cast 18 hole tone ring.

 

Hard case. A very clean, quality instrument at an affordable price. $1290.00 AUD On Consignment. Sold

 

 

 

 

Sound files:

Old Joe Clark

Highs

Backup

 

 

 


FENDER PREMIER CONCERT TONE - WALNUT 5 STRING BLUEGRASS BANJO - 2010 -Sold

As new condition. This Premier Concert Tone is a ripper: an ear-opener and a few gasps at the workmanship and finishing detail. Hats off to Fender. This is one stunning instrument.

5-part laminated Walnut neck with maple centre stripe. Walnut burl resonator. (No scratches or dents). 3 ply Maple rim. Chrome tension hoop with 24 brackets. Heavy, chromed brass tone ring. Rosewood fingerboard with pearl inlays.

 

Something only usually found in banjos valued at three times this price. Includes signature hard case. $2200.00 AUD now reduced to $1800.00 AUD. Freight and insurance Australia, $120. Sold

 

 


ODE 'STYLE C' BLUEGRASS BANJO Pre-Loved 1980 - Sold

Good to very good condition. Walnut resonator. Five-piece walnut/maple neck, ebony fretboard, floral inlays. Ebony peghead overlay with "ODE" logo and mother-of-pearl floral inlays.


Spikes at 7th, 9th and 10th frets. White-bound fingerboard and resonator. Double purfling rings on back of resonator. 11" head.

Almost no fretwear. Includes hard case. $2790.00 AUD

 

 


DEERING SIERRA - 2008 - Pre-Loved - Sold

Deering's most popular professional model. Mahogany neck and resonator, Ebony fingerboard with tadpole and vines inlays. These inlays only appeared for a short time between the shirt button type, and the more traditional design Deering kept until the present day. The Sierra has all the high end hardware of the top shelf Deerings that affect tone and playability: heavy tone ring, violin-grade maple rim, dual coordinator rods, adjustable truss rod, Deering tailpiece and frosted head.

Very clean instrument and case. Beautiful to play. Recent pro set-up with new strings and bridge. $3,600 AUD in hard case. Freight and insurance, Australia, $120 - Sold.

 

 

 

 

 


REILLY 5 STRING OPEN BACK - FRETTED - TASMANIAN BLACKWOOD - NEW - Sold

Banjo player and maker, Paul Reilly has created a stunning banjo that shows off the highly-figured tiger-eye depths of this native wood. Art Deco design headstock overlay in Ebony and Blackwood complemented by a divoted ebony scoop and Lamson ebony bridge. Hand rubbed Danish oil finish.

Tasmanian Blackwood 25.5" scale neck with ebony centre laminate. Blackwood 24 brackets 11 11/16" pot. Ebony fretboard.

In snug-fit hard case. $3,200 AUD.

 

 

 

 

 


SS STEWART OPEN-BACK - c1889 - Sold

A piece of American banjo history, this SS Stewart is inscribed SS Stewart Philada PA in both the shell and the perchrod which is also inscribed with the Serial No. 4530.

Ebony fingerboard, pearl inlays, spunover rim, 30 brackets. 11 and 1/4" head. Pisgah tailpiece.
SS Stewart banjos have superb pedigree. This one has been lovingly restored to playable condition with geared tuning pegs, gold plated rim (replated original), and new gold-plated brackets/nuts by previous owner.


In hard case, (not original) in fair to good condition. $990 AUD.

 

 


FENDER FB59 - 5 STRING BLUEGRASS BANJO - 2019 - Sold

It's rare that Fingerstyle endorses a Chinese-made banjo. This FB59 has taken us by surprise: an ear-opener and a few gasps at the workmanship and finishing detail. Hats off to Fender. This is one stunning instrument.

As new condition. Walnut neck with maple centre stripe. Highly figured Walnut resonator. 3 ply Maple rim with 24 brackets. Brass tone ring. Rosewood fingerboard with snowflake inlays. Gold plated hardware. Geared gold-plated tuning pegs. Clamshell tailpiece. Dual coordinator rods. Adjustable truss rod with Walnut cover. Check out the detail on the headstock. This model seem to be restricted in Australia, and only distributed to UK and USA.
Do yourself a favour and get on board the FB59.


Includes signature hard case. $1800.00 AUD - Sold.

 

Banjo Signal

 

 


DOBSON VICTOR - 5 STRING CIVIL WAR ERA - Circa 1870 - Sold

A piece of playable USA history. 150 years old. The name George Dobson is associated with those lovely old instruments made just after the American Civil War. Dobson neck design has been much copied through the ages, for example by present day luthier Kevin Enoch, USA.

Mahogany neck with pearl inlays. Spun-over silver rim and silver brackets (36 of them!). Nylgut strings. Dowel stick inset with bone name-plate and stamped 'SPECIALTY', and 'Geo. C. Dobson 290 Shavhaut Ave. BOSTON. MASS.' 11" pot. 25" scale. It has some light scuffs on the fingerboard, a little wear in the wood between first few frets.


A very playable, softly spoken little banjo with cosy 25" scale. All straight and true. Buyer collects: $1150.00 AUD
(Sorry; cannot export: mahogany in neck and dowel stick are on CITES hit list.)

 


EPIPHONE - 5 STRING BLUEGRASS - Pre-Loved - Sold

Very Good condition. Copy of the Gibson Mastertone. Epiphone banjos were made under licence to Gibson.

This one has heavy cast tone ring for volume and sustain; mahogany neck and resonator, mother-of-pearl hearts and flowers inlays in rosewood fingerboard. Very straight, clean banjo inside and out. No fretwear and no problems. Has been upgraded: New Remo Frosted head; new Presto tailpiece, new Sosseebee maple/ebony bridge; new 5th string peg, and, spikes at 7th, 9th and 10th frets.

In hard case (in fair condition inside), ready to rip! $950.00 AUD - Sold.

 


WHITE SWALLOW OLD-TIMEY CUSTOM - NEW - 2019 - Sold

Handsome Qld Walnut neck. Full length fingerboard of Macassar Ebony . Spikes fitted at 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th frets.

Handsome Qld Walnut neck. Full length fingerboard of Macassar Ebony . Spikes fitted at 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th frets. American Cherrywood pot adds sweetness in high registers to complement the rich mellow tone of the mids and bass notes produced by the walnut neck.

In hard case, $2450.00 AUD - Sold

 

 


WHITE SWALLOW CUSTOM BLUEGRASS - NEW - 2020 - Sold

Want all the bite, grunt and chimes of a $5000 banjo without the weight and without mortgaging the house?
This Custom Bluegrass is hand crafted by Alan Funk of South Australia. It comes in at 1.5kg lighter than standard bluegrass instruments with the juice to cut it in any jam or pro recording session.

Got it where it counts: Walnut neck with pearl inlays and nut at 35mm wide. (Great tone and easy to chord). Bound Ebony fingerboard with pearl inlays and spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th frets. (Feels smooth under the hand and black/white makes for good contrast in any lighting conditions).

Get yourself a small boutique, real bluegrass banjo, and start picking! In hard case, $3200.00 AUD - now $3000.00 AUD. Freight and Insurance Eastern Seaboard, $110.00 AUD - Sold

Fireball Mail

Tear My Stillhouse Down


OSBORNE CHIEF - MAPLE - SPEEDNECK - USA - 2007 - Pre-Loved - Sold

Made by legendary banjo-maker, Frank Neat in Kentucky, USA, this model is named for Sonny Osborne of the Osborne Brothers; bluegrass banjo player from same era and ranking as hall-of-famers Earl Scruggs, and JD Crowe. Said to be modelled on the Gibson Granada it's signature 'Chief' is the American Indian Twin Tomahawks headstock motif. This one was number 12 of 2007, made in May.

Excellent condition. Flame maple resonator. Maple speedneck with rosewood fingerboard and hearts and flowers pearl inlays. Spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th frets. Blaylock tonering. Frank Neat neck. Cox rim and resonator

Barely a mark on the resonator or anywhere else. Offered in quality TKL hard case with burgundy plush lining and double neck cradle. A serious professional instrument constructed of top quality materials by USA's top craftsmen. Here in Australia. $4450 AUD.

 


DEERING GOLDEN ERA BLUEGRASS BANJO - Pre-Loved - 2011 - Sold

Excellent condition. Flame maple neck. Bone nut. Bound ebony fingerboard. Hearts and flowers pearl inlays and pearl fancy inlays on headstock. Cremona sunburst maple resonator. 20 hole bell bronze heavy tone ring. Nickel one-piece cast flange. Rock maple rim. Deering engraved signature tailpiece and Deering plantetary tuners with geared 5th string peg. Spikes at 7th, 9th and 10th frets. Professional set-up. Feels and sounds like an invitation to play!

12fret.com says of this instrument: "An accurate reproduction of the classic banjos from the 1930's made with the same weight, design and features of the originals."

In Deluxe arched-top signature case with double neck cradle. $4560.00 AUD - Now $4250 - Sold

 


ODE 'STYLE C' BLUEGRASS BANJO Pre-Loved 1980 - Sold

Good to very good condition. Walnut resonator. Five-piece walnut/maple neck, ebony fretboard, floral inlays. Ebony peghead overlay with "ODE" logo and mother-of-pearl floral inlays.


Spikes at 7th, 9th and 10th frets. White-bound fingerboard and resonator. Double purfling rings on back of resonator. 11" head.

Almost no fretwear. Includes hard case. $2500.00 AUD - Sold.

 

 


WHITE SWALLOW CUSTOM OLD-TIMEY 5 STRING OPEN-BACK - 2018- Sold

Beech neck, Wild Olive fingerboard with frailing scoop and mother-of-pearl inlays.

Block construction rim for strength made from white oak plus a layer of macassar ebony. Walnut capping. Ironbark tonering.

In hard case. On Consignment. $2390.00 - Sold

Sound file:

Shady Grove


REILLY FRETLESS OLD TIMEY - SILVER ASH - Sold

Lightly played - showroom model. Hardware shows some patina so priced accordingly.
Queensland Silver Ash neck and African Blackwood fingerboard. Nickel plated rolled brass tone ring.

Unique, hand-crafted five-string fretless banjo in the traditional style by Paul Reilly.
Made in Australia using selected tonewoods and look how much trouble this man has gone to!

In hard case, $1390.00 AUD.
Will ship anywhere Australia via Australia Post for $90 AUD

 

 

 


HEARTLANDS 'ANGEL' - 5 STRING BANJO - One-Owner - RECENT - Sold

If you play more than one style and only want one, perfect banjo, this is it! Excellent (almost 'as new') condition.

Played with fingerpicks this 5-string is a bluegrass blast and responds to any musical challenge you demand of it, Scruggs, Melodic, Progressive, World, or Classical.
Remove your picks and it's ready for mountain and clawhammer styles.

Inspiring! Capable of great versatility, this beautiful instrument has been created from top quality craftsmanship and materials. In top quality, snug-fit Guardian hard case with dual neck supports. $3500.00 AUD. - Sold

Sound files:

'Bluegrass

Clawhammer

Vamping

 


MARTIN D16GT ACOUSTIC 6-STRING GUITAR - Pre-Loved - 2008 - Sold

Very good to Excellent condition. Martin D body guitars are the most recorded acoustic guitars in history - and with good reason. Part of the D body series (Dreadnought) this has had one careful owner.

It is obvious when hearing it that it has been kept in tune with fresh strings. It is a sound-cannon! It sings! The Sitka spruce top transmits even the softest whispery notes, and the high register returns crystal clear, bell-like tones.

In original hard case (TKL type with double neck cradle and padded handle) $1790.00 AUD - Sold

 

 

 


 

GIBSON RB3 - WREATH - S/No: 3-0209-03 - Sold

Gibson banjos are at the heart of the legend of bluegrass music along with names such as Earl Scruggs, the father of bluegrass banjo. Most other bluegrass banjo makers have followed the Gibson construction methods and measurements. The name 'Mastertone' is a hallmark. Gibson stopped making banjos in 2010 but they're still held in awe and hold their price. Some models are actually increasing in value.

To find an RB3 in such excellent condition is rare. Tone ring, flange, rim, neck, etc have been verified (pictures enclosed) as genuine Gibson. No fretwear. Discounting a few patina marks it's like new. The owner bought this banjo from Janet Davis Music on a visit to USA. (Verified by receipt). After bringing it back to Australia he played it a few hours, tucked it under the bed, and left it there.

Grab yourself a playable bluegrass legend. $5700.00 AUD - Sold

 

 


RECORDING KING RK80A BLUEGRASS BANJO - RECENT - Recent - Pre-Loved - Sold

Excellent condition to 'As New'. Mahogany neck and resonator. Bound ebony fretboard and headstock. Fancy pearl inlays. Heavy cast archtop tone ring.

Nickel plated hardware, Presto tailpiece. Engraved armrest. Dual co-ordinator rods

This one, lightly used, well set up, $2650.00 AUD. Now $2250- Sold

 


WHITE SWALLOW 'VINTAGE' OPEN-BACK - NEW - Sold

Delightful, slightly shorter neck 'Vintage' open-back 5-string banjo but with same number (16) of frets as a full size open-back with frailing scoop. Constructed from Walnut, hand-crafted to produce a specific sound.

Walnut neck. 25" scale. Cocobolo fingerboard with spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th frets. Curved frailing scoop. Ironbark tone ring.

In hard case, $2450.00 AUD. (Freight and insurance in Australia, approx $90.00) - Sold

 

 

 

 

 


GOLD STAR GF100HF BLUEGRASS - Recent - Pre-Loved - Sold

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 - Sold.

 

 

 

 

 


TANGLEWOOD BLACK MAHOGANY BLUEGRASS BANJO - NEW - Sold

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! - Sold

 

 

 

WHITE SWALLOW OPEN-BACK - CLAWHAMMER CUSTOM - NEW - Sold

Hand-crafted old-timey open-back banjo for clawhammer lovers. Beech neck with blush laquer finish, Elm/White Oak block rim construction pot. Ironbark tonering.

Cocobolo fingerboard with falling leaves design in mother-of-pearl. Walnut veneer headstockl with Kookaburra, White Swallow logo and map of Australia inlays in mother-of pearl.

In hard case, $2390.00 - Sold.

 

 

 

 

 


TANGLEWOOD BLUEGRASS - NEW - Sold

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!- Sold

 

 


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

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 - Sold

 

 



PRUCHA DIAMOND POINT - Pre-Loved - 2006 - Sold

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 - Sold.

 


FENDER LEO BLUEGRASS - Pre-Loved - Sold

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 - Sold.

 


WHITE SWALLOW OPENBACK - 'TAWNY' - Pre-Loved - 2008 -Sold

Excellent condition. Rosewood fingerboard with 21 frets. Cherry neck. Wooden tone ring.

Brackets and tension hoop are brass and laquered. American Oak blockrim construction and pot lightly stained to show off wood grain. Dual coordinator rods. Amber Elite head. Spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th frets. Stainless steel tailpiece.

In hard case. $1500.00 AUD - Sold

 

 

 


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

.


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

 

.


MARTIN D18 - Pre-Loved - 1996 - Sold

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 - Sale reduced to $1900.00AUD - Sold

.


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

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 - Sold



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

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 - Sold

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.)

 

 


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

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 -
Sold


TWO PRE-LOVED CALTON BANJO CASES - BLACK OR CREAM - Sold

 

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

Black case SOLD

 


STUART NEWMAN 5-STRING OPEN-BACK - NEW - Sold

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 - Sold


 


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

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 - Sold

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

 

 


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

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, $2390.00 AUD. (Freight and insurance in Australia, approx $110.00)


GOLD STAR GF-100HF BLUEGRASS BANJO & CASE - Pre-Loved 2008 - Sold

Mahogany neck and mahogany resonator with dual concentric purfling rings. Three-ply rock maple rim with cast bell bronze flathead tone ring. One piece die cast flange. Presto tailpiece and submerged maple bridge. Remo frosted head. Triple nickel plated hardware.

Dual coordinator rods, adjustable truss rod. Ebony fingerboard with Pearl hearts and flowers inlays.

In emerald velvet-lined domed hardshell case (AVS, Guradian, TKL style) with dual neck support and padded handle. A professional-quality and pro-sounding instrument. $1900.00 AUD - Sold


WHITE SWALLOW 5267 CUSTOM WALNUT OPENBACK 5 STRING - Pre-Loved - 2015 - Sold

As new condition. Previous owner traded up to V280. White Swallow old-timey banjos have maintained their popularity for over 15 years. Known and loved for their sympathetic choice of woods, playability, robust construction and lyrical sound they are arguably the first choice of those who value affordable, heirloom-quality Australian-made open-backs. This Walnut Custom banjo will delight all who see, hear and play it.

Decorative and elegant shaped headstock with Cooktown Ironwood veneer.

Your opportunity to own a unique and very special collaboration between White Swallow and Fingerstyle. In hard case $1500 AUD.


SIGMA 5 STRING 'MASTERPIECE' BLUEGRASS BANJO - Pre-loved C1980's - Sold

Made by the Martin guitar company, USA. Mahogany neck with shaped headstock. Rosewood fingerboard with snowflake inlays. Mahogany 'dished' resonator with purfling.

Heavy tone ring. Tube and plate style flange. Sullivan bridge. Waverly tailpiece. New Remo frosted head. New strings and set up. Good condition and very clean. some wear on plating and a few cosmetic dings in laquer.

On consignment. $750 no case. $870 with case - Sold.


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

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 - Sold


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

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 - Sold

 


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)