Used modern resonator 5-string banjos

Alvarez 4285

Crafters of Tennessee Mahogany Classic

Bishline Patriot

Mahogany wood. Nice condition, with only a very little fret wear. Geared tuners and friction 5th string tuner. Hardshell case. This is a nice sounding and playing banjo for the money.  Click here for pictures

Bishline Patriot

Crafters of Tennessee Mahogany Classic

Bishline Patriot

Although used, other than a wisp of fret wear it is virtually in like-new condition. Walnut neck, with a burl walnut resonator; satin finish. Ebony fingerboard with black binding. Three ply maple rim and a tone hoop. This American-made light-weight banjo is ideal for someone with back problems. It sounds great, but has a little less volume as a banjo with a heavy metal ring. Incidentally, any standard bluegrass-type tone ring can be fitted to the rim, if the owner desires to do so at a later date. Click here for pictures

Crafters of Tennessee Mahogany Classic

Crafters of Tennessee Mahogany Classic

Custom banjo with pre war Gibson 40-hole archtop tone ring

We sold this banjo new, and had it made with a Tony Pass old wood TS-500 rim. Overall condition is excellent and there is hardly any fret wear. The metal parts are oxidized but could be easily cleaned if the new owner so desired. This is a great sounding banjo, and in my opinion a bargain for the price. Click here for pictures

Custom banjo with pre war Gibson 40-hole archtop tone ring

Custom banjo with pre war Gibson 40-hole archtop tone ring

Custom banjo with pre war Gibson 40-hole archtop tone ring

Maple neck and resonator; wreath inlay. Although this banjo was evidently made about fifteen years ago, it is in nearly like new condition, with only a tiny hint of fret wear. It is a really nice sounding arch top.  Click here for pictures

Deering Deluxe

Custom banjo with pre war Gibson 40-hole archtop tone ring

2003 Desert Rose BG-75

This banjo is absolutely as nice as a used banjo could be, with just a tiny bit of wear on the first couple of frets. We sold it new in 2012, and obviously it was barely played. Click here for pictures

2003 Desert Rose BG-75

Custom banjo with pre war Gibson 40-hole archtop tone ring

2003 Desert Rose BG-75

Mahogany, with a Tony Pass Lost Timber rim. We sold this new and the owner evidently rarely played it, so it remains in virtually unplayed condition with just a hint of wear on the first two frets. Scott Zimmerman is one of finest builders in the world; unfortunately he evidently isn't currently making banjos, so they are few and far between. Click here for pictures

1970s Gibson RB-250

2003 Desert Rose Salt Creek Custom

2003 Desert Rose Salt Creek Custom

Decent overall condition with practically no fret wear. There is some green vertigris on the metal parts which could be cleaned. The tube has a couple of breaks, which are harmless because it is stable as is. If you are looking for an RB-250 at a great price, look no further. No case. Click here for pictures

2003 Desert Rose Salt Creek Custom

2003 Desert Rose Salt Creek Custom

2003 Desert Rose Salt Creek Custom

Mahogany, with a beautiful resonator (which can't be seen well in the pics). Tony Pass Timeless Timer rim. We sold this new and the owner never tried to learn to play, so it is in virtually mint condition with just a tiny bit of fret wear. Scott Zimmerman is one of finest builders in the world; unfortunately he isn't currently making banjos, so they are few and far between. Click here for pictures

2001 Fender Prototype Concert Tone

2003 Desert Rose Salt Creek Custom

2001 Fender Prototype Concert Tone

This one-of-a-kind banjo was built as the result of an agreement between Fender and Scott Zimmerman for a possible Fender re-entry into the professional banjo market. The wood is American walnut with a beautiful burl resonator. JLS #4 tone ring and 3-ply rim. The label is signed and dated by Scott, and there is a letter from him verifying the above. It is in virtually new condition, with not even a trace of fret wear!  Click here for pictures

Huber Jim Mills Model Banjo

Mullins Bluegrass Special with tunneled 5th string

2001 Fender Prototype Concert Tone

SN 453-21. Gold plated with engraved armrest and tailpiece. Mahogany wood with speed neck. It has the expected fret wear, mostly on the first few frets. The resonator has a number of "marks" which can only be seen by tilting it. Overall a very nice banjo. Click here for pictures

Huber VRB-4 Banjo

Mullins Bluegrass Special with tunneled 5th string

Mullins Bluegrass Special with tunneled 5th string

With Truetone Engineered rim and HR-30 tone ring. Beautiful walnut wood and chrome plated parts. SN 513-60. Like new condition, with virtually no fret wear. Click here for pictures

Mullins Bluegrass Special with tunneled 5th string

Mullins Bluegrass Special with tunneled 5th string

Mullins Bluegrass Special with tunneled 5th string

Built by Clancy Mullins in 2016,  it has a prewar Gibson hoop type tone ring (as used on TB-1, etc.) maple neck and resonator, Pass-Schaeffer old wood rim, Waverly tuners, and Price tailpiece. Great condition. Click here for pictures

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Ome Phoenix Custom

2005 Stelling Crusader Deluxe

2005 Stelling Crusader Deluxe

Maple wood. Radiused fingerboard with gorgeous abalone and pearl inlays and a Tony Pass ThinSkirt old wood rim. The metal parts appear to be chrome. I sold this in 2005, and the customer can no longer play it. Other than head wear, it is in virtually new condition, without even noticeable fret wear. This banjo is stunning in all respects! Click here for pictures

2005 Stelling Crusader Deluxe

2005 Stelling Crusader Deluxe

2005 Stelling Crusader Deluxe

Mahogany, with gold plated and engraved tailpiece, armrest, and tension hoop. It has the Tony Pass rim, as made. Condition is like new on this great banjo! ON HOLD  Click here for pictures

1993 Stelling Sunflower

2005 Stelling Crusader Deluxe

1993 Stelling Sunflower

This banjo has been taken care of very well and is in great condition, although it does have  the expected fret wear, and a few marks on the side of the peghead. The wood is exceptionally attractive. I installed a Tony Pass Lost Timber rim for the owner a few years ago; the original rim comes with the banjo. Click here for pictures

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