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HUBER WORKHORSE - MG3 - Pre-Loved - 2016

At $4200 this MG-3 is well priced for a premier name USA-made banjo.
One owner. No fretwear - it's been stored for most of its 8 year life.
It's had a thorough inspection and a professional set up. All original parts except for new head, bridge and strings.

Mahogany neck and resonator. Huber Vintage rim and tone ring. Dual coordinator rods. Two-way adjustable truss rod. Waverly headstock tuners. Ebony fingerboard with Huber's Leaves and Bows inlays. Satin finish. Presto tailpiece. Nickel plated hardware. Snuffy Smith compensator bridge. Plush-lined Superior double-neck hardshell case.

I've played several mahogany Hubers such as Lancaster and this is easily as good - in fact, it's raring to go.
In Superior double-neck hardshell case, $4200 AUD. Will quote for freight and insurance.


GOLD STAR GF-100HF BLUEGRASS BANJO - Pre-Loved 2005 - 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. Kershner 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. Ebony peghead overlay with ornate Pearl inlays.

A professional-quality and pro-sounding instrument. $2490.00 AUD - Sold






Excellent almost mint condition. Unique. A stunning example of Australian music history with serious street cred both here and in USA. One Horse Town is one of the Australian Story series made by Roger Simpson of Brisbane, 2001 - 2008. Resonator and headstock inlaid by marquetry artist, Anne Simpson.

Australian timbers, block rim construction and heavy cast bell bronze Woodhill Bell tone ring and flange. Neck is Qld Maple with jarrah centre stripe.

In tweed-look hard case. Will quote for shipping. $2449.00 AUD - Sold.





Sigma Custom 5 string banjo, Japan. Martin Guitar Company's copy of the Gibson Mastertone RB250.

Mahogany neck and sunburst mahogany resonator with rosewood fingerboard and pearl inlays. Heavy tone ring and chrome fittings. New Remo Weatherking frosted head, strings, and kitted with Presto tailpiece and Sullivan Old Growth 5/8" bridge.

A rare find with great bluegrass sound, sweet action just waiting to be played! In original hard case. Will quote for shipping. $1350 AUD - Sold.





Excellent condition. Lightly played. Never left the house. Used mainly for recording. Always played in tune and has had regular string changes. Visually stunning with well-balanced tone.

Martin have based this model on Eric Clapton's guitar of choice for his iconic MTV Unplugged performance.
Back and sides are meticulously constructed from solid East Indian rosewood, topped with a soundboard book-matched from select quarter-sawn Sitka spruce.

Includes hard shell case. New, these are priced in the region of $6900 AUD. This one, $5600.00 AUD in hard case. Shipping and insurance quotes on request.



This new 25.5" inch scale length, 12" open back features specially selected Australian timbers. Blackall Range luthier Paul Reilly has matched glowing yellow Queensland Ash with bright, laquered brass hardware and set these off with a fresh green backstrap and elegant black trim. A delightful banjo with vigorous volume and distinctive 12" sound, satin finished with hand-rubbed danish oil. A unique instrument combining Australian timbers, artistic flair and traditional construction.

Queensland Blueberry Ash neck with carbon fibre non adjustable truss rod. Qld Maple fingerboard and simple dot inlays. Block construction rim of Queensland maple veneered with Queensland Ash. Figured Qld Maple peghead, pot cap and heel cap. New Guinea Rosewood tone ring.

Very clean instrument presented in Superior green plush shaped hard case. $3400 AUD - Sold