Tenor Banjos Standard Scale
Bacon & Day Gordon
This instrument is in Germany. Please contact the owner "Gregor" direct with any questions or quiries.
1930. Identical to a B&D Senorita, but pre dating that model by two years. On the worlds leading Bacon & Day database there are only 24 Gordons recorded, 23 of them are tenors and with a total of only 250-300 being made between 1928-1934, this banjo is very rare. Stunning overall condition and a great sound. HSC. £600. Photos
Gibson Recording King
Made by Gibson in 1930 for retailer Montgomery Ward. This was the highest grade model they produced and was based on thier "Style 6". It features many appointments found on high grade Mastertone banjos. These include, gold plating, maple rim, 40 hole archtop tone ring, multi-coloured (Florentine style) binding, engraved armrest and tension-hoop, hearts and flowers inlays and Planet tuners with solid pearl buttons. Unfortunately the heel has a crack, which was repaired and is solid. Incredibly rare.
Comes with full appraisal/valuation by Joe Spann. OHSC. £3000 Photos
Ludwig Ambassador DeLuxe
Made in Chicago circa 1920's. All metalwork is of the highest quality, engraved, gold plated brass, not pot metal. American black walnut, heavily inlaid resonator, original hardware, Planet tuners with solid pearl buttons, engraved tailpiece, external action adjuster. Some wear to the original finish otherwise superb. Supplied with its original silk lined case, which still has its enternal badge in place. Very rare in this condition. £1200 Photos
American black walnut, new finish and plating, original hardware. Stunning condition. HSC. £1000. Photos
Paramount Tenor Harp
Made by Paramount New York circa 1920's. Styled like a tenor banjo but made entirely of wood, with an arched, spruce top, maple neck and resonator. One odd tuner otherwise 100% original. Beautiful tone. HSC. Offers. Photos
Recording King By Gibson
Made by Gibson in 1930 for retailer Montgomery Ward. This was the highest grade model they produced and was based on thier "Style 6". It features many appointments found on high grade Mastertone banjos. These include, gold plating, maple rim, 40 hole archtop tone ring, multi-coloured (Florentine style) binding, engraved armrest and tension-hoop, hearts and flowers inlays and Planet tuners with solid pearl buttons. The heel has a crack, which was repaired and is solid. Incredibly rare. HSC. Photos
1927, maple, 23" scale, Tubaphone tonering, four-piece flange, new hooks and nuts, straight neck, excellent frets,
upgraded with Gotoh tuners and a Tensionator tailpiece. Low action on a 5/8 bridge. Set up in GDAE.
Beautiful condition. HSC. £1100. Photos
Here we have a Martin built Vox, with an 11 1/16 rim and a unique tone ring. Research has led me to believe this was a prototype model. One other is known to exist. The tailpiece is functional, but in true Vox style, has lost its rigidity. HSC. £1200. Photos
Vega Style N Custom
A Style N rim, with a custom inlaid neck and a Silver Bell shaped flange. An incredible looking and sounding banjo, to suit a player of any standard. No case. £700. Photos
Maple, four piece flange, heavily inlaid and engraved fingerboard, carved heel, rhinestones added to the rim, peghead and flange. HSC. £1400. Photos
Windsor Monarch Supremus
A very rare, high grade Windsor in Walnut. Heavy duty archtop rim, gold plated. The resonator could do with some TLC, but is perfectly usable as is. Pretty much untouched from new, as can be seen from the original head which was fitted when it arrived. It is now fitted with a super-tight modern head. Comes complete with its original "Savoy" case. £1000 Photos