This banjo is complete although it seems to have had a new 5th string peg fitted at some point and obviously needs to be re-strung. Postage within the UK mainland will be £16 Highlands- Isles and Northern Ireland £19 Europe £35- £55 Depending on location so please email me before bidding Worldwide Shipping available but please email me for an quote before bidding. The entire neck is finished with a hand-rubbed Danish Oil which produces a matte finish. Excellent condition. the tuning pegs are violin-style... >>See ad We offer fretless versions of both the Basic and Fireside banjos with inlaid markers at the position of the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, and 12th frets. For your consideration A 2008 Bart Reiter fretless standard banjo. At 2014 Midwest Banjo Camp in a session with Bruce Molsky, Adam Hurt and Bob Carlin I asked if any of them ever used a fretless or half-fretless and at least Bruce and Adam said that they felt that the EVO frets go part way to the slide sound. Things are different now. C. 1860-1880. J.E. The Drum Head Is 9 3/4" X 9 3/4" The Peg Head Is 5 1/2" Long& 2 3/4" Wide. This is an antique Buckabee banjo that someone restored to have a sheet brass fingerboard. Institute and H.M. Seller added the following information: I KEEP TRYING TO POST A VIDEO OF THE RECORDING THIS BANJO WAS USED IN SO YOU ALL CAN HEAR WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE BUT EBAY WILL NOT LET IT WORK. Order you dream banjo now to secure your spot for Winter 2021! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO: YOU TUBE dot COM SEARCH FOR"BLACK ROCK VALLEY BY WHISTLIN' RUFUS" AND THERE YOU GO! It is a 11" pot. It was in a smoke house for many years and its fret board had fallen off. Put banjo hangout into your search engine Once you find the Hangout homepage, enter my hangout name(hudie) in the search engine in the upper rt. Keys are the same. NO INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS! Free shipping within United States. In my personal opinion, this baby plays and sounds great! 1883 sn: 2381, New Barry Sholder Gourd 5 String Fretless Banjo #093, RARE AND COLLECTABLE 1867 Henry Dobson Fretless 5 String Banjo, Vintage 19th Century Six 6 String Fretless Banjo + Gig Bag, 5 string Fretless Banjo "Appalachian Style", Stanley hicks fretless banjo and dulcimer set watauga county, Deering Goodtime Fretless and Scooped Openback 5 String Banjo. Thanks for looking This banjo is not available for international sale due to gourd style and box restrictions. Order your custom banjo today and it will be ready Winter 2021! Good volume. The top floor of Johnny Roadhouse Music is home to the Manchester branch of the world-renowned Hobgoblin Music. No fifth peg, no tailpiece. Low action and easy to play this fretless banjo has a beautiful unique sound and feels great to play. A very beautiful instrument. Since this is one of those zither banjos that usually are English made(I believe) this one clearly at some point was made into a fretless and refinished. Comes with padded gig bag. The tuners are friction violins in Ebony.very smooth. Allowing for 2 different voices from one banjo. feel free to email me with any questions! This banjo has nice bass response and reverb. This is banjo number 18 from Nate. Overall length approximately 34 1/2" Length from inside of nut to base of front of neck: 18 1/4" Width of neck below nut: 1 1/4" Width of neck a head: approximately 2 1/8" There are 8 shoes and hooks. The banjo has a 24 inch scale. Even though it's fretless, I find it often makes sense to tune it in G or C, and put a capo on it to play in A, Am, or D. I'm including the case/gig bag it came with, which is very light, but does a good job protecting the instrument. But I feel the dowel stick must be reset for proper sting action. $40 shipping. At this point in time this is not only a wonderful banjo to play, but it has also. Probably by Buckbee. See the pics. See his website. New Kevin Enoch Fretless Tradesman banjos cost $1115 direct from Mr. Enoch. The endbolt is a cabinet knob. Round Peak clawhammer style is perfect for fretless banjos, and I play a generally more melodic, busier, style. The fretless fingerboard is Cocobola. I keep it strung with either gut or nylgut strings. Of 26719 Portobello Road, London, was a successful teacher of the fretted instruments and a dealer(at first, using the name of"The Mozart Musical Stores" in everything musical, with the emphasis on the banjo and mandolin. Shipping and Returns A, Bart Reiter Standard Fretless model 5-string open back banjo. Pegs are period, but not original. Extra string sets and straps at.gourdbanjosbybarry. See my work below, learn more about me & get in touch. The heel is boat shaped and the concave milled to fit up to a 13" rim with a 2 degree angle. The business was closed down when Mr.Skinner died in February 1922. AbusBill. Payment must be received within ten(10) days of auction close. Thanks for looking! The Minstrel 12" Banjo is a fretless banjo with a premium grade deer rawhide head and a rosewood finger board. I Sell and Ship to USA Addresses ONLY. Payment by PayPal only. Here are the banjo specifics: The neck is an old plectrum maple neck with addtional finger board added to accomodate a 5th string(see pics). Fretless Tackhead 5 String Banjo Home Made and Funky L@@K! Did you scroll all this way to get facts about fretless banjo? new fretboard and a real nice finish. The finish work is done adequately but inexpert. The neck is straight and has a good neck to pot fit. This fretless banjo consists of an old Concertone pot assembly from the 1920s or 1930s mated with a new fretless neck. For your consideration Maker: John Peterson Model: Mountain Fretless 5 String Year: 2012 Wood: Cherry A very nice quality mountain fretless banjo from a skilled craftsman. Lower 48 only no returnes. After Samuel Swaim Stewart passed away, his company passed through several hands. The banjo comes with a high quality Gaurdian case. Most of these mountain style banjos are fairly thin sounding.But not this one. Michigan USA banjo shop. In mint condition. Please see my other listings of unusual musical instruments. I'd say. The bridges does not look original as the 6th string is too close to the edge and action is quite high. The small ring around the pot does attract the magnet, as does the screw in the bottom button. I also wanted to come up with a banjo that had a good sound and would be very playable for clawhammer style. For auction. Offering for sale my short-scale fretless open-back banjo purchased new in 2013. I bought it Dec. of 2013 and tried to learn how to play for a month. And I did not want to remove the patina to find out. Banjo are made to be played and have fun they are going to suffer some bumps here and there. Outside the US shipping is no problem. Peg holes are 5/16 fit new grover and most friction pegs. OLD ESTATE FIND- OLD OLD BANJO- FRETLESS- NEEDS REPAIR- VERY SOLID 34" LONG X 11" POT- PLEASE VIEW PHOTOS PART OF DESCRIPTION- ASK ANY QUESTIONS- YOU DECIDE This picture item is the exact item you will receive I try to take the most accurate Photos of my items and leave the final determination of the condition and grade to you based on pictures and description provided. The Bad River Name. Bell Boucher Minstrel Banjo 40" long. It is on my music page at the Banjo Hangout. Extra string sets available.gourdbanjosbybarry. Here is your chance to get a great sounding fretless for a very affordable price. Richlite’s fretboards are an acoustically superior product and the perfect alternative ebony fretboard. I. Enoch Tradesman Fretless Banjo An attractive. The tailpiece is a modern no-knot replacement. It's serial number is 2986. Photo Gallery. General features: Mahogany neck, spunover maple pot with skin head, Indian rosewood fingerboard, rosewood capped maple bridge, bone nut, friction tuners, and Aquila Nylgut strings. I have no way of knowing if all parts are original. Click on the"music" link on my profile page. It came out pretty nice. Please email me with any questions. We have had some Cole banjos marked Washburn and now this one Marked S.S. Stewart. In Banjo Quest 27 we start our fretless clawhammer banjo journey. There are side dots on the finger board that show the correct location for noting. Once there, click on the music button above my picture in the upper left hand corner. $2,650.00. All brackets are alike. The neck is XXX Curly Maple topped with a fretless Purpleheart fingerboard and peghead overlay. Available in the hard wood of your choice (cherry, black walnut, and/or maple) with a calf skin head. They were made in 1986 one day apart. I have recorded an mp3 of me playing this banjo in the clawhammer style. On 22-Nov-14 at 13:05:07 GMT. No case. Producing, I believe, the first book on how to play the banjo. Scroll down to Cripple Creek, click it on and listen to this banjo. I also put vinyl/removable abalone decals in same position on the finger board. Beautiful graduated stars and dots on front. It could be set up as a 6 string zither banjo too obviously since it has 6 tuners. It is a Frank B. Converse banjo. Paper label on the inside of the rim, signed by George Wunderlich states that this was banjo# 70 built 11/05/97. The Deutsch Fretless. Sorry! Geared tuners with black wood buttons. All vintage and antique dust is included at no extra charge. CALL 0161 273 1000/ 1111 for specialist advice. Tailpiece is attached with a boot string. From Nut to rim is 17 3/8" These measurements may not be exact, but I did the best I could. New HARD SHELL CASE Free shipping within continental U.S. only. Nut, head has tear in it, no tailpiece or bridge etc.It's most likely a Buckbee, NYC product, a lot of their production was unsigned or labeled for others. 5-String Fretless Gourd Banjo $325 (pdx > Eugene) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. The length is apx. Look at all 12 pics and use Zoom feature. I decided to just keep the banjos I use the most, since none of them get much playing time. Without the nameplate on the dowel rod though, I can't say for sure. We are only an small opertation woking online but have years of experience and contacts from around the country trying to source the best in used musical instruments( the more unusual the better) As we do not have to cover rent. 5 string Fretless tuned cGCEG. Myself, I was going to string as a conventional 5 string banjo and one reason why it has remained in an unstrung state for so long. Dobson Victor Professional banjo neck in very good condition. HELLO. Comes with TKL hardshell case. This banjo came to me in very rough shape but underwent major restoration and is now in great playing condition. Lightly used. Eric prust tackhead banjo (fretless) (indianola) Sold at 200 $ For sale is a fretless tackhead banjo by eric prust, who handcrafts these beautiful instruments up in clallam county. The violin type friction tuners operate pretty smoothly and hold tune well. International bidders please inquire before bidding. It Also Has Some Age Of Coarse Small Scratches But It Was Made In The 1800's It Is 33" In Length From Top To Bottom. Tailpiece is made from walnut. This is a very old vintage 5 string banjo set up as a fretless banjo. this banjo comes with a hard case and a guitar strap. Very nice metal end button. Thanks for looking. Converse fretless 5 string banjo ca. The most popular color? I used homemade walnut hull stain with beeswax. the head is calfskin, the pot is three-ply white oak, and the neck is made from maple. Please be sure you will complete the deal before bidding. First I could not find where the crack was. I picked it up in Pennsylvania many years ago. This Rare Banjo Has No Marks Of The Maker That I know Of. Items are sold( AS IS) and are often of considerable age and will exhibit wear that may not be listed in description the absence of condition remarks does not mean it is in perfect condition PLEASE ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL E- MAIL ME `4`.RcmdId ViewItemDescV4,RlogId p4%60bo7%60jtb9%3Feog4d71f%2B%3E%604%60-14a3c28dcf5-0x10a-, Fretless 5-string banjo. Original skin head, original hooks and nuts, original bracket shoes. No splits or damage other than some wear on the headstock. PayPal preferred. The pot has the original steel hoop tone ring. Appalachian mountain banjos click on an image below for more details. I'll ship it in some beat up old case to protect it. It is marked Concert. I craft banjos of character & distinction in the old-time tradition. For comparison. Beautiful wooden neck with 12 light-colored inlaid wood markers where the frets would be. Has metal friction pegs, neck is straight includes gig bag. Check your country first before you bid. I have indicated what parts attract a magnet and which do not. Back of the headstock ha s acircle, perhaps there was a coin. I'm now at#161. Scale length is approximately 25.5 inches. Taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. Posted with On Mar-04-13 at 18:15:15 PST. The fifth string"rest" is present. With graphite rod for reinforcement. I am not a dealer. The Laurel Creek Special. I’m Paul Corrigan. this with FREE SHIPPING to help keep things simple! All sales final no returnes buyer payes actual shipping lower 48 only! Round dowel through the pot. There are some splits around the headstock, the co-ordinator rod needs to be re-attached to the back of the rim together with the tailpiece which is currently attached with some old wire. Not fancy. A 5-string banjo has one short thread and four standard-length threads. This will make a very interesting restoration project for someone with reasonable woodworking/ luthier skills. it low and see where it goes. and pay for insurance on the item! Has a mahogany neck and maple rim. A 4-string banjo comes in two sub-types, which are plectrum and tenor, and they are used for playing the lower notes in music. When I bought my next banjo, the Brooks, I made sure it had EVO. I will include a scale sheet for the position markers for up to 24 fret positions in case the buyer wants to add side markers. Fretless kits are also available. Packaging. Steel strings not gut. Although the fret board was gone there were no indications that frets were ever on this instrument. ebay page x`x` Six String Fretless Banjo + Gig Bag Up for sale is an unusual vintage 6 string fretless banjo and gig bag. That I bought new from Elderly Instruments in 2007. The volume is comparable to the minstrel banjo, but the gourd banjos have a deeper, more resonant or mellow tone. Ashbury instruments make an excellent and affordable upgrade from any entry-level instrument, and are constantly being examined and perfected to offer the best possible value in quality and materials. Stretch. Thanks for looking and good luck! My recorded tunes are on the right. I received an email that said it is a Lyon and Healy Brand Banjo, but I do not have anyway of knowing, because there are no markings. All other locations please email for fees. Dick Gilman Fretless 5-String Mountain Banjo Really nice solid cherry mountain banjo. Will ship to other countries but only if you are on the approved eBay country list. Overall neck length is 26 3/16" Nut to end at heel. The 5th hole is 3/8. No cracks but will need tuners set up. Ashbury produces high quality traditional and acoustic instruments. No issues with this thing. Banjo Specs; Blog; Contact; Hello! repairs and restoration. looks great and sounds amazing! Cedar Mountain 5-String Fretless Banjo FREE SHIPPING!!!!! The gourd, I was sanding on the belt-sander sent it sailing into the driveway and cracked it. and search for member whm99. So it is ready to be used on a project. Please see our other ebay site for all auctions and second hand listings. Shipping includes insurance/tracking. This Banjo's Drum Is Made Of Calf Skin And A Very Rare Head Tensioning System. Thank you and good. This necessitated a violent backward slant to the neck to allow for an exceptionally high bridge, which Skinner always claimed increased the tone of the instrument. It is missing a few retaining rings but the skin is still tight. Every deal counts for us so we will endeaver answer you questions as soon as they are posted and resolve any problems which you may have. I will give a Money Back Guarantee. $20 extra shipping in USA, Other countries please ask before bidding.Ask any questions, rather not be sending this back and forth. If I can find the black ones I'll include them. FREE SHIPPING! Please look at all the pictures and ask any questions as sale will be final with returns only accepted if damage has occurred during shipment. 0fe.RcmdId ViewItemDescV4,RlogId p4%60bo7%60jtb9%3Fuk%601d70f%2B%3E0fe-14526efc1a9-0x105-, This is a wonderful example of a fretless 5 string old open back banjo. The original veneer is beat up in spots but stable. George Wunderlich was arguably one of the foremost experts on the Boucher banjos and he intensely studied known examples. This is a returned Banjo#122WS Woodspirit"Rufus" This banjo was returned immediately because 2 of the tuners were too close to operate smoothly. Beautiful instrument. FREE SHIPPING! Gourd is 11.25 diameter. There are 11 fretless banjo for sale on Etsy, and they cost $304.80 on average. From about 1890 onwards, he extensively advertised and sold his own patent"Highbridge" or"Finger Rest" banjos and zither-banjos, a feature of which was his own(Skinner) Tone Bar"a device fitted to the instrument parallel to the strings on which the little finger of the right hand could rest whilst plucking the strings. George is no longer making banjos and these are getting really difficult to find. Ashbury AB-65 5-String Banjo GR37024- NEW FROM UK. The strings are a custom set of DiAddario nylon and composite classical guitar strings. The fifth string peg. I also had to tip the neck very slightly so I added and end cap to the dowel to avoid any possibility of it cracking. there or something, it was always like that for me. For Sale: Fairbanks Regent 5 string Fretless Banjo made circa 1900. The peghead overlay is curly maple with. Oscar Schmidt OB5LH Left Handed 5-string Banjo with Remo Head. The only issue I can see is a stain on the head under the strings that is not very noticeable and does not affect the sound or playing. Any questions please let me know. The others are absent. It is in mint condition. Dallas fretless banjo made in England. $100. Buyer pays flat rate shipping of $35 to anywhere in the Continental US. The shortest one is tuned to make higher musical notes. Google John Peterson Banjo. Please do not bid if you live elsewhere. I have shipped instruments all over the world with no problems. In some places it is a little more than 11" The overall pot exterior depth is 2 3/4" Total neck length: 23" from base of heel to top of headstock. I've had this around for long enoug. The scale is 26 1/4" The banjo has 4 new sidewinder peghead tuners and a new geared 5th string tuner. Auction Wizard 2000 Listing Template- AW2KLOT#12 Cedar Mountain 5-String Fretless Banjo Foot Hills Model(FH1) I bought this banjo new 4 or 5 years ago and have played it very little. All gourd are shipped USPS Parcel select 2-10days and insured. 7 and a half deep. About. Bart Reiter Fretless Banjo: REDUCED PRICE! The tension hoop plating is dull, but the banjo is in like new condition. S-shaped scoop in fretboard for extra-easy playing over t My error. If you have played banjo for a while your fingers go where they are supposed to go. Made from local woods of North Carolina like plum fret board. Custom Open Back Banjo by Chuck Lee. $325. 1/4 inches in thickness and approximately 12 inches in diameter. I do have gigbags. Which plays very well and looks amazing. Fortunately, preserved its nickel pot to a great degree. For those players who want an authentic old time banjo sound and understand the idea of a fretless instrument, this one is for you. No Knot tailpiece. Please call us if you are looking to sell instruments by Martin, Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, Vega, Gretsch, National, Fairbanks. I cut the bottom out of it. Seller added the following informatio. I bought this banjo in N.C. Fretless Banjo, Concertone Fretless Conversion Banjo from the 1920s or 1930s, F.B. Usually in the style popularised by Earl Scruggs, and players look for a resonator and tone ring. I have used this on several recordings with my band and it has seen many stages. Which I estimate to be around £15. Condition: Used - Excellent Condition | Category: Banjos | Location: PQ Canada Posted 6/16/2020 by Carl Arcand | Updated 7/7/2020 Nicely crafted in Ashville North Carolina is this Pigsah 5 string FRETLESS banjo. This banjo is in good working order and sounds great. tins and things. But the winning international bidder pays the full shipping price. The gourd is a canteen style measuring 9 1/2" dia x 5 1/2" deep with a maple leaf sound hole. If you have any questions or want more photos let me know. Wunderlich Boucher double head fretless 5 string banjo antique repro rare, Handmade Walnut Fretless Mountain Style Banjo, Stanley Hicks fretless banjo mountain dulcimer set. Some of the mother of pearl fret markers and 2 or 3 tension hooks are missing. Please ask any questions before bidding and good luck! Most of the nickel plated Waverly hardware is made in the USA by Stewart-MacDonald. He was the father of the extremely talented Skinner Sisters(who performed at many banjo concerts in their day) and Charles Skinner who was well known as a mandola player with Troise and his Mandoliers and as an L.C.C. When I was almost finished. 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