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£2,999.00
  • Supplied with Hard Case

Very well made replica banjo/example of a Gibson RB3 5 string banjo. Features a maple pot with Mastertone style 40 hole cast bronze tone ring and a Gibson badged (replica) neck made in highly flamed maple, flying eagle inlays, railroad spikes fitted at 7,8,9 and 10th frets and also features official USA made Keith D-tuners. This banjo is one of the best sounding 5 string banjo (for that classic Gibson banjo tone) we've had for a long time. Superb playing action as well. Supplied in a brand new Superior 5 string resonator hard case. Commission Sale

£2,250.00

Used Clifford Essex Paragon 5 String Banjo in very good condition and all original parts. Fitted with a calf skin vellum and signed Don Cliffords. Supplied in original case. 

£399.00

This banjo can be strung and setup but it has a very high action with a 1/2" bridge. We are classifying it as a parts only banjo but could be played or worked on as a project. Supplied in a decent condition old long neck banjo case which are pretty rare. Commission Sale

£499.00

Emile Grimshaw Vivavox plectrum banjo. Minor cosmetic issue (see picture) on the back of the resonator but very decent tone and action. Supplied in hard case. Commission Sale

£1,800.00

Excellent condition Gibson RB175 Long Neck Banjo circa 1960's. Fitted with a Shubb sliding capo, armrest, adjustable tailpiece and supplied in a hard case.

£2,499.00

Excellent condition Clifford Essex Paragon 5 String Banjo. Features all maple construction, ebony fingerboard, all original and made in the UK. Some fretwear. This banjo has had a full Eaglemusic workshop setup and restring.

Supplied with Case

£1,499.00
  • 12" Rim
  • Made in the U.S.A
  • Planetary Tuners
  • Supplied with Hard Case
  • Vintage design

The Vega Little Wonder banjo is a classic example of craftsmanship from the Golden Age of banjo manufacturing in the United States. Vega, a renowned banjo maker, produced these instruments during the early to mid-20th century, and they remain highly sought after by musicians and collectors alike.

Used (vintage). Excellent condition for age. Supplied with hard case.

£2,750.00
  • Planetary Tuners
  • Vintage design
  • Supplied with Hard Case
  • Tone Ring Fitted
  • Made in the U.S.A
  • Hand crafted
  • Quality 3 Ply Maple Rim
  • 12" Rim

This rare Vega Tubaphone X Style 22-fret tenor banjo was made in the USA in 1920.

It features a 12'' pot (which priobably fits a modern 11 13/16'' head), an ebony fingerboard with minor fretwear and beautifully intricate Vega inlays and carved neck heel.

This vintage instrument is in excellent condition for its age and is supplied with a hard case. 

Used (vintage). Excellent condition for age. Supplied with hard case.

£3,449.00

Immerse yourself in the rich history of American banjo craftsmanship with the 1909 Fairbanks-Vega Whyte Laydie No. 2. This vintage gem, remarkably well-preserved for its age, offers an authentic glimpse into the golden age of banjo music. Crafted with precision and care, it resonates with a warm, timeless tone that harks back to an era of creativity and innovation. Whether you're a collector or a musician, this piece of history promises both artistry and musicality. 

Features a Whyte Laydie tone ring, beautiful gryphon inlays in the headstock, a fibreskyn head.

Used (vintage). Serial number 29195 excellent condition for age. Supplied with a TKL hard case.

£1,749.00

Crafted in 1927, this Paramount A-Style Plectrum Banjo is a vintage instrument of exceptional craftsmanship and distinct tonal qualities. This A-style model features a resonant tone and intricate fretboard inlays characteristic of the Roaring Twenties banjo design.

It also features an archtop, archtop tone ring, a new white frosted head and a Grover Acousticraft style bridge.

Used (vintage). In excellent condition for age. Supplied with hard case.

£1,749.00

Crafted in 1927, this Paramount A-Style Plectrum Banjo is a vintage instrument of exceptional craftsmanship and distinct tonal qualities. This A-style model features a resonant tone and intricate fretboard inlays characteristic of the Roaring Twenties banjo design.

It also features an archtop, archtop tone ring, an armrest and a Grover Acousticraft style bridge.

Used (vintage). In excellent condition for age. Supplied with hard case.

£699.00

Circa 1930's vintage 19 fret tenor banjo with original case. Labelled with the the retailers name J & A Margolin Ltd (which were actually made by John Grey and sons)

Features Pearloid faced neck, resonator and pot, D shaped mahogany neck, MOP fret markers, original friction tuners and a removeable resonator so can be played as an openback.


£1,299.00
  • Made in the U.S.A
  • Planetary Tuners
  • Supplied with Hard Case
  • Vintage design

The Vega Little Wonder banjo is a classic example of craftsmanship from the Golden Age of banjo manufacturing in the United States. Vega, a renowned banjo maker, produced these instruments during the early to mid-20th century, and they remain highly sought after by musicians and collectors alike.

This model is in pristine condition for 1923 model. Features a fyberskyn head. Irish tuned. Fitted with new strings.

Used (vintage). Excellent condition for age. Supplied with hard case.

Vintage era banjos at Eagle Music Shop, a range of used vintage instruments.

An ever changing selection of Vintage Era Banjos are available at The Eagle Music shop including Gibson, Paragon, Paramount, Windsor, J. E. Dallas, Orpheum, Jedson, Ludwig and Vega instruments amongst others.