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These are some of the banjos we have for sale or have had in our shop at some point.

Bernunzio Uptown Music
A fine Martin-era Vega "Folk Wonder" from the original owner; featuring a dark stained multi-ply rim, and two piece neck. equipped with original geared tuners, friction fifth, tailpiece

Vega FW-5

Our focus is still used and vintage instruments and we are actively buying any good quality guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles by major American makers. Please call us if you are looking to sell instruments by Martin, Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, Vega, Gretsch, National, Fairbanks. We will also pay well for musical antiquities and oddities of decent quality.

We have three blemished Eastman banjo necks with inlays left. They are priced each. One of these will make a great addition to you next banjo project. Call for availability. Only two left! middle one has been sold.

Eastman EBJ- WL Neck with Inlay (Blemished)

Our focus is still used and vintage instruments and we are actively buying any good quality guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles by major American makers. Please call us if you are looking to sell instruments by Martin, Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, Vega, Gretsch, National, Fairbanks. We will also pay well for musical antiquities and oddities of decent quality.

Extremely clean, high quality Monarch model featuring 26-1/4" highly figured curly mahogany neck, rim, and resonator. Gold-plated metal hardware, rosewood fingerboard w/ pearl inlay; gold-plated flat-head tonering. Sweet, balanced tone. Includes original hard-case. In fantastic condition, little to no wear present.

This is an interesting and possibly prototypical Bacon banjo. It is an all maple, 17 fret open back with 11-1/2 rim with Silver Bell tonering. There is no markings on the dowel stick with the exception of a stampe "X". The head is ripped and the banjo is dirty but not worn. The peghead shape is somewhat different than the typical Bacons. This would be great for Celtic style or convert to a five string.

This is a pre WWII Gibson tenor banjo with single piece flange and 1/2" thick rim. It is a suitable project for conversion to five string. It has flat hooks and a simple tension hoop but the flange is good and straight and the armrest shows almost no playing wear. The resonator is arched and bound on the bottom edge only.

Gibson TB-00

Our focus is still used and vintage instruments and we are actively buying any good quality guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles by major American makers. Please call us if you are looking to sell instruments by Martin, Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, Vega, Gretsch, National, Fairbanks. We will also pay well for musical antiquities and oddities of decent quality.

The Wizard is really a magical banjo with a fine, cherry stained curly maple neck and beveled cherry stained curly maple rim. The ebony fretboard is scooped at the base. It measures 1-5/16" at the nut with a comfortable 25-1/2 scale.  The 11" all maple rim is a CUSTOM feature, as the standard model is mahogany. The wedge top delivers a tonal quality and clarity that is both powerful and sweet. It is equipped with a Renaissance head, aged brass hardware, and aged nickel planetary gears. The…

This is a good, older bow tie with four hole archtop tone ring and 5/8" thick rim. The peghead head has been repaired but is sturdy , albeit not as cosmetically nice as we would hope. Mahogany resonator with concentric rings show a large patch of belt buckle wear. All in all, a great playing 50 year old Gibson.

 Fairbanks Imperial Electric No.

A. C. Fairbanks Imperial Electric No. 0

Our focus is still used and vintage instruments and we are actively buying any good quality guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles by major American makers. Please call us if you are looking to sell instruments by Martin, Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, Vega, Gretsch, National, Fairbanks. We will also pay well for musical antiquities and oddities of decent quality.

High quality, British-made banjo ukulele, made for members of the George Formby…

Bernunzio Uptown Music

Our focus is still used and vintage instruments and we are actively buying any good quality guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles by major American makers. Please call us if you are looking to sell instruments by Martin, Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, Vega, Gretsch, National, Fairbanks. We will also pay well for musical antiquities and oddities of decent quality.

Great for the intermediate player. Featuring a 19 fret walnut neck with inlaid fret position dots/diamonds, this example interestingly reads: "B

Bernunzio Uptown Music

Our focus is still used and vintage instruments and we are actively buying any good quality guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles by major American makers. Please call us if you are looking to sell instruments by Martin, Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, Vega, Gretsch, National, Fairbanks. We will also pay well for musical antiquities and oddities of decent quality.

This is a stock with the thinner, black rim with gold label and single piece flange. The banjo was fitted long ago with an old, no hole flat top tone ring and newer tuners. This is a fine player with a great sound.

Price stamped straight tailpiece, gently used. Patent No.

Bernunzio Uptown Music

Our focus is still used and vintage instruments and we are actively buying any good quality guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles by major American makers. Please call us if you are looking to sell instruments by Martin, Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, Vega, Gretsch, National, Fairbanks. We will also pay well for musical antiquities and oddities of decent quality.

This is a nickel plated tailpiece as found on Gibson Mastertone banjos from the "Golden Era". It is complete with adjusting screw and the hanger bolt. Plating is in overall very good condition, some scratching/chipping is present below "Presto" engraving.

Extremely rare

This is an interesting English made banjo that has lead a life that one would…

A banjo classic, this is a hand-carved bone tailpiece from the Fairbanks