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J E Dallas 5 String Vintage Openback banjo

  • £999.00

Rare and in nice condition ornate 5 String Banjo from the famous banjo maker J E Dallas. Features a decoratave carved heel, calf skin head, ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl inlays. Serial Number 6897
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  • Description
  • Delivery and Returns

Buy your J E Dallas 5 String Vintage Openback banjo from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.



  • Steel Rim with internal maple face
  • 22 Nickel plated brass round hooks and round nuts
  • Nickel plated brass tension hoop
  • Calf skin vellum
  • Original Dallas adjustable tailpiece
  • 2 footed 1/2 inch maple bridge


  • 1 pieceMaple neck with decorative carved heel
  • Rosewood heel plate
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Mother of Pearl Star inlays at 2nd, 5th and 10th fret
  • Rear facing friction tuners
  • 5th string friction tuner
  • Abalone Dallas style inlay on headstock


  • Fitted with light gauges loop ended strings



  • The Tuning pegs (no toriginal) sit a little bit high on the face of the headstock so the strings angle to the nut is quite shallow.
  • There is some wear on the fingerboard and frets but that is to be expected on such a vintage banjo as this.
  • Small chip on the rear tip of the headstock
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


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