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.

$499

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.
 $150
 
VIOLINS 4/4
Circa 1920's Conservatory German Strad copy  $500
Circa 1890's Labeled Francois Guillmont/Aix-la-Chapelle $700

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

GIBSON LG-2 BANNER GUITAR
Early 1940's  (Only a Gibson is good enough)  Professionally restored. With a brown chipboard case.  $3,200

BANJOS Tenor
Circa 1920's Ludwig Capital Tenor Banjo with OHSC  $600

BANJOS 5-string open back
1890's G. O. Kibbe Hartford, CT  11 1/4" spun over pot with 24 brackets,  Minstrel player inlaid in skrimshaw in the ebony fingerboard below the last fret.  Kibbe's 217th banjo.  With chipboard case.  $1,200

1890's S. S. Stewart  11 1/16" spun over pot with 20 original hooks and nuts.  Ebony fingerboard and headstock with pearl inlay.  Tailpiece is also ebony inlaid with pearl flowers.   $750 

1920's No name banjo 10 1/2" pot with 16 brass shield brackets  $250

1930's Vegaphone Professional Banjo with 10 15/16" pot and resonator and a beautiful Curly Maple 5-string conversion neck.
Original inlays, headstock, and Grover Planetary pegs with gig bag.   $1,500

OUR OWN GOURD BANJOS
3 various sized gourds and neck designs  $250 - $350  These are all tack head instruments that require the bridge to be laid down after playing.  Humidity will affect the head tension that may require a dry heat such as a hairdryer to tighten.

UKULELE
Circa 1920's C. F. Martin all Mahogany  $500
Circa 1920's No name Banjo Uke   $150

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
All Metal Screw Tightened Friction Pegs  (4)  $50
Ivoroid Screw Tightened Friction Pegs (4)  $50
Ivoroid Screw Tightened Friction Pegs (5)  $60
Ivoroid Friction Pegs (4)  $50
Ivoroid Friction Pegs (5)  $60
Set of Vega Flanges (28)  $50

ORIGINAL BANJO SHOES - MID TO LATE 1800'S
Spread Eagle (9)  $125
Bowtie (13)   $125
Butterfly (Leaf)  (12)  $150
Union Forever Eagle (22)  $450

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