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Vintage Banjo Parts
We stock thousands of vintage parts. Mostly for banjos, but we have a few things for acoustic guitars, mandolins and fiddles. A small sampling is listed here. If you don't see your need listed, please contact us. To help speed up the process, kindly attach a clear close-up jpeg of your desired part and any important measurements I'll reply promptly.
Wire Armrest for Openback Banjo. After 5 years working with a manufacturer's representative and several manufacturers, we are now able to announce the availability of a reproduction of the vintage adjustable wire banjo armrest at an affordable price. These will fit most banjos with traditional shoe, hook, & nut design. Builder and music store inquires are invited. Price is $15 We offer these armrests Nickel plated or raw unpolished brass. Both finishes are in stock and ready to ship. Photos
1920's and 1930's Grover Presto 4 String tailpiece. We have several. Price is $150 for good condition to $200 for the cleanest shiniest ones we have.
1920's Vegaphone Professional 4 string Presto Tailpiece. $150
1970 Ode 5 String tailpiece. This is the heavy (5 ounces) tailpieces Ode used on their better banjos. This one is chrome plated. 2 of the adjustment bolts have a little rust, lightly used and in very good condition; $125
Early 1900's Cammed No-Knot. Swivel cams at the string holders make this perfect for gut and nylon strings. $150
Tuners and Tuner parts
Ivoroid Tuning Knobs. We have many different shades of Celuloid grained knobs made from 1900 to 1935. $10 each
Celluloid Friction Tuners; Also described as violin style friction tuners. Grained Ivoroid $15 each, non grained; $10 each
Beaded edge celluloid friction pegs; $25 each
Inlaid Maltese Cross Celluloid Friction pegs. Beautiful and rare. $75 each.
Grover 2 band, The large offset planet tuners. I have a few single pegs available from two slightly different batches. Manufacturered in the late 1920's through the 1930's. $75 per tuner.
Grover Ideal. Geared banjo tuner with a diamond shaped plate with holes for 2 mounting screws. Excelent condition. $200 for the set of four.
Grover Ideal. Geared banjo tuner with a diamond shaped plate with holes for 2 mounting screws. Excelent condition. 2 stray tuners available for $50 each.
Paramount Figure 8 tuners with mother-of-pearl tuning knobs, gold plated. These tuners have the bigger housing and the two screw tabs on one side, set of 4; $700 Photos
1920's Page Figure 8 tuners for Paramount banjos. With ivoroid tuning knobs and nickel plated. These tuners have the bigger brass housing and the two screw tabs on one side, three available a the price of $50 each.
Paramount Figure 8 tuners; $100 each Photos
1920's Weyman planet tuners. These tuners have a gear housing that is intended to be inlaid. 2 holes in the tensioning nut for a spanner wrench. 3 available in gold plate, one available in nickel. $75 each
Recent Waverly 3290 geared tuners with Ivoroid knobs. These were instaled on an S.S. Stewart American Princess. They just didn't look right to us. They are in excelent condition and priced at only $60. The new price, from Stew-Mac, is $95
1920's Vega 1 point shoe (Little Wonder, Style N); $5.00 each
1920's Original Vega 2 pointed shoes; $15 each
Buckbee Spread Eagle shoes; $25 each
Buckbee Shield Stars and Bars shoes $25 each
Buckbee Shield Stars & Divots shoes (3 indents where there are usually stars) $25 Each
Buckbee Plain Shield shoes, 3 slightly different, $30 each
Hook and nut sets
Original Vega ball end nuts with hook; $7.50 each
Vega Little Wonder 9/32" nut with hook, nickel plated; $7.50
1900's A.C. Fairbanks ID Plate; Original A.C. Fairbanks plate removed from orphan, un-restorable original 5 string banjos. We have 2 available at $250 each. A very hard to find item. Photos
New Reproduction 1900's A.C. Fairbanks ID Plate; A reasonable copy of the Fairbanks screw on plate. $15
Vega with Star 9/32"; $50
Fairbanks Electric; From early 1900's; $150
Origanal Ludwig Top Tension wrench; Unmarked, $20
Generic brass clock key, .150" square, fits Ludwig Top Tension Banjos, $7
New bracket wrenches. 1/4", 9/32", and 5/16"; $8 each
Please call us at 304-636-6710. As payment we accept checks and MasterCard and Visa.
Small goods like banjo heads and other parts cost $6 per order for Priority Mail shipping in the contenental US no matter what the order size. The cost of orders headed out of the contenental US will be quoted before they are shipped.
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