Vintage Instruments for Sale

Scroll down for a list of vintage instruments for sale including BANJOS, GUITARS, MANDOLINS, & VIOLINS that we have refurbished and made playable again. We also make our own period correct Fretless Banjos and wooden coffin cases.

We do stringed instrument repair - quotes given upon request
 
 
FRETLESS MINSTREL BANJO REPRODUCTION
that we hand-craft ourselves.
For more information, go to our minstrel banjo page.

Starting at $699

WOODEN CASES fit Parlor guitars or Minstrel banjos.
Painted black with brass hardware.
Lined with Victorian  paper in red with red wool felt.
Measures 40" long, 15" at the widest point, and 5" deep on the outside. 
Made to fit OUR Banjos with a 12" pot and a total length of 39" including the dowel stick.
Go to our Minstrel Banjo page for pictures of our wooden cases.
       $175


AMERICAN BASS VIOL (CHURCH BASS)
(Larger than a cello, but tuned and played like a cello with a deep, full voice)
Circa 1790's No maker's name, but possibly made by Benjamin Cerhore - Massachusetts  $2,500

GERMAN GUITAR
Late 1800's with clock key adjustable neck, Brazilian Rosewood back & sides, and lots of Mother-of-Pearl $1,500

GARDNER PARLOR GUITAR - New
Black Walnut back, sides and neck, Cedar top with an American Eagle Decal, 12 frets to the body, 25" scale  $749

GARDNER PARLOR GUITAR - New
Black Walnut back, sides and neck, Cedar top, 12 frets to the body, 24" scale   $749

BANJOS OPEN BACK
1890's S. S. Stewart Universal Favorite  11" Spun over pot, 20 brackets, 26 3/4" scale with new Gotoh Black Planetary pegs   $750

BUCKBEE OPEN BACK BANJO
1890'S, 10 7/8" Spun over pot with 30 brackets, Ivoroid Fiction Pegs.  Nicely inlaid fingerboard & headstock.
$375

GARDNER BANJO - New
11 1/2" Black Walnut pot and neck, 24" scale, solid Brass shield shoes, hooks, nuts, and tension hoop with Black Gotoh Planetary pegs  $749

GIBSON-STYLE OPEN BACK BANJO
11" Maple Pot and neck with 24 hooks and nuts, hearts and flowers pearl inlaid into Ebony fingerboard, 23 1/2" scale, Gotoh Planetary pegs  $799
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MANDOLINS, MANDOLAS, and OCTAVE MANDOLINS
We make our own Army/Navy style Mandolins, Mandolas, and Octave Mandolins fashioned after what Gibson made circa 1918.  
Mandolins are $350, Mandolas are $450 and Octave Mandolins are $599.  They are made out of solid Maple back, sides, and neck with Cedar or Spalted Maple tops.

VINTAGE BANJO PARTS
Ivoroid Friction Pegs (4)  $50

ORIGINAL BANJO SHOES - MID TO LATE 1800'S
Bowtie (13)   $125
Union Forever Eagle (22)  $450

VINTAGE CELLO PEGS
Late 1800's conjoined wood pegs with steel gears set of 4 for $75
 

*If you are interested in any of the above, we will send you a full description and pictures.
                  
 NOTE:  If you are an international buyer, you may be subject to your country's customs charge.