1930s Gibson Style 11, with a new Richie Dotson neck that duplicates the original fingerboard. This is an extremely rare variety, that was made with the name S S STEWART on the peghead. It is one of two I purchased more than 20 years ago. Neither has had the rim cut, so they have the brass hoop rings as made. They have all the tone and volume you'd want, but with a lot less weight; in fact, I doubt that you'd know they didn't have heavy rings. The pot is 100% original with the exception of the tailpieces.
This is an extremely rare variety, identical to the style 11 but with the name S S STEWART on the peghead. It is one of two I purchased more than 20 years ago. Both have Richie Dotson conversion necks now, and neither has had the rim cut, so they have the brass hoop rings as made. They have all the tone and volume you'd want, but with a lot less weight; in fact, I doubt that you'd know they didn't have heavy rings. Richie made this one with the original style neck. They both have 100% original pots with the exception of the tailpieces. Click here for pictures
This is a very strange banjo. The rim is 1925 Gibson (FON 8172) with a ball bearing tone ring. The metal parts have been replated, and the armrest and tailpiece are modern. The resonator is obviously not original, and is attached by two thumb screws. As you can see in the pics, engraved metal bands have been placed around the tension hoop, tone ring, and resonator. The neck is of unknown manufacture. It has Gotoh tuners. There is virtually no fret wear on the rosewood fingerboard. If you are looking a real bargain banjo, this might just be it. Click here for pictures
This beautiful banjo has abalone inlays, Nechville’s new hybrid tone ring, quilted mahogany resonator, and maple binding. Only available through Turtle Hill Banjo Co. Options include type of tone ring (regular, wood, or hybrid), quilted maple instead of quilted mahogany, and regular black binding instead of maple. Click here for pictures
Liberty Banjo Company was located in Connecticut, and they built quality instruments. This one is mahogany and is well used, but still in decent condition. The resonator was refinished at some point, and a 40-hole archtop ring installed. If you are looking for a neat archtop banjo at a very reasonable price, this might be it! Click here for pictures
This interesting banjo has gold plated, unengraved metal parts, which is standard for the model, and a flathead ring. The one piece flange is in nice condition, as is the entire banjo. The 5th string tuner has been replaced, and there are tiny holes on the side of the neck, where a sliding capo had been mounted. The neck was modified, probably in the 1980s, by Bill Godfrey, who reshaped the peghead and replaced the fingerboard with one having Florentine Special inlay. There is only light wear on the first three frets. It has a pickup attached Click here for pictures