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BANJOS (For compound instruments, see other headings. Guitars, Mandolins, Ukes, etc.)
- c1925 Vega Professional 4 string. Serial # 86977, excellent condition, original case and picks. $1499 + s/h/i. Email Bob Stanik or call (910) 235-0004.
- Mid 1920's Vega Professional in excellent shape. Tenor, with new head and original case, $1300. Email Mike Grey.
- Blue Mountain Mountain Dulcimer. Spruce top, walnut sides and back. With case and 25 music books, $600. Email Doug Hull
- Silver Dollar Model 15/14 Hammer Dulcimer traditional tuning, constructed by Gary Haith, 1984. Size approx. 44" x 22". Price includes canvas case, folding stand, T-handle tuning wrench, gooseneck tuning wrench, 1 pair felt hammers, 1 pair wood hammers. Dulcimer was rarely played and is in pristine condition (one broken string). Pictures upon request. $500.00 plus shipping for all. Email Molly Lamb
- 2002 Glenn Stevens "Moonshine" series. 4/4 violin, Bobelock case. List was c$2500, asking $1500. Email Phil Jolly.
Gotta go find some guitars...
- 1916 Gibson A-4 Mandolin $2500 Click for details From the estate of Michael Holmes. Repaired heel. New case. Top has sunk slightly. Inspected and is not expected it would sink further. Does not impact playability. Recently set up and refinished. Missing tail piece pin. Original tuners were upgraded. I do have a set of Handel A-4 tuners at an additional cost. Contact Seth Holmes on behalf of Rebecca Holmes.
- 1921 Gibson F-4 Mandolin $6000 Click for details From the estate of Michael Holmes. Repaired heel. Top has sunk slightly. Inspected and is not expected it would sink further. Does not impact playability. Recently set up and refinished. Original tuners were upgraded. I do have a set of Handel F-4 tuners at an additional cost. Contact Seth Holmes on behalf of Rebecca Holmes.
- Weymann Mandolute 1913. Beautiful condition. Spruce w/arched flamed maple back, sides. Ivory tuners, ebony fb, inlaid pg, ivoroid binding, engraved silver tail piece, tuner plates. Gold leaf headstock decal, mother of pearl buttons. $700. Email Clare Giannone or call (925) 639-8114.
- Vintage Banjo Mandolins. All add s/h/i. Trades considered, no fiddles. Email Mike Holmes, or call (774) 207-0284.
Gibson F5G mandolin with hsc. #10802060. Perfect $3300+shipping. Email Jim Matthews.
- Fairbanks/Vega 7.5" Banjo Mandolin, metal wrapped rim, very rare, 100% original, exc cond, ready to play, $650.
- Fairbanks/Vega 4-String Banjo Mandolin. Also sold as banjo uke or lead banjo. Excellent condition. All hardware original and present. $750 orig case. Interesting documented provenance.
- Must make room. Add s/h/i for each, combine purchases to save on postage. Email Mike Holmes, (774) 207-0284.
- Vintage Banjo Wrenches. Fairbanks, Washburn, Ditson, Ludwig, etc. Also some not named but interesting or useful.
- Banjo Playing Figures & More, asst'd prices
- Grover Simplex Mute, slips under the strings and slides out of the way. Really works! Mint. $25.
- Dunlop? Toggle Capo, adjustable, non elastic, like new, black, $5.
- Hohner Trutone Pitch Pipe, antique, like small harmonica, for tenor banjo & cello, exc, w/orig box, $50.
- Gibson style mando tailpieces, gold plate $8 ea, nickel plate $5 ea, steel, nickel plate $4 ea, archtop mando bridges, ebony-nickel plate lift, $6.50 ea. Grover machine heads, 304-G, gold, A-style, $10 ea . Further discount for all. Buyer pays shipping. Call Christina Brown (719) 217-9150 or (719) 217-9727.
- Hall Banjo Key/Wrench with ¼” 9/32” 5/16” Hex Sockets, A Patented Registered Banjo Wrench Design. Email Derrick Hall or call  01732 350 788.
- Vintage Parts. Banjo, Mandolin & Ukulele , tailpieces, tuners, etc. Figures.
RECORDINGS, BOOKS, & PERIODICALS
- All three of the following publications are available from Mike Holmes, or call (774) 207-0284.
- Index To Patents & Patentees of Acoustic, Fretted, Stringed, Musical Instruments 1831-1949. Complete listing of patents and patentees sorted by Date, Location, Patent Number, What For, and Name of patentee. Indispensible reference work for anyone interested in the history and development of musical instruments or the musical instrument industry. 128 pages including more than 100 interesting patent illustrations. Compiled and published by Mugwumps' publisher, Michael Holmes. $35 + $5.00 s/h/i.
- Mugwumps Magazines & Catalog Reprints. 1923 Vega Banjo Catalog! 1896 S.S. Stewart Catalog, 1920s Paramount Banjo Catalog, 1927 Gibson Banjo Catalog, NOS Issues of Mugwumps Magazine.
- Mandolin Instruction Old Time, Country & Fiddle Tunes by Mike Holmes. First released on Folkways, it has been re-released by Smithsonian-Folkways.
- Larrivee D-03R Guitar for a banjo. Pictures available upon request. Email Gary Watkins.
- 4-String Banjo Uke. Also sold as banjo mandolin or lead banjo. Excellent condition. All hardware original and present. $750 orig case. Interesting documented provenance. Email Mike Holmes, or call (774) 207-0284.
- Riley Baugus banjo; serious buyer will pay cash! Email Jeremiah Evans or call (314)799-3156.
- Kyle Creed banjo will pay cash; I am a serious buyer. Email Jeremiah Evans or call (314)799-3156.
- S.S. Stewart 13" spun banjo rim, with or without hardware. Will buy or I have banjo parts for trade. Email Norm Peterson or call 406-461-0052.
- Vintage Guitar & Mandolin Picks. The older, the better for this pick collector. Top dollar paid. Email Brian Bouchard or call 443-926-1158.
- A 1930's or 40's style pick guard for a 1927 Bacon "B" and the hardware. It looks like mother-of-pearl, light green color with three mounting points. Email Bob Nelson.
- A set of 4 Weymann tuners to fit Style 4 Plectrum. Email Jerry LeTourneau.
- Fairbanks Rim # 14218 It is probably a spunover rim 11-1/2" diameter. Also interested in a rim of this size that would work until I find the original. Email Dave Whitacre or call 859-468-3458.
- Tailpiece & Tuning Pegs for SS Stewart Orchestra model 5-string ca. 1896 mfg date. Email Ron Muntz, or call 517 424-9273.
- Plectrum Neck for Gibson Banjo, 26 3/16 standard scale, two piece flange heel cut preferred, okay if frets need work, must be straight and have truss rod, reddish dark mahogany lacquer finish. Email Jeffrey P.Kramer or call 262-763-3885.
- Wolfram Triumph Guitar, vgd or better, no cracks. Email Jeff Brenner or call (614) 891-7197.
- An old case for my Gibson UB 2 banjo uke--8" pot. Email Bruce Johnson or call 540-269-6504.
- Bart Reiter internal resonator banjo with 12" rim. (I already have an 11" Professional) Looking to purchase, or at least get in touch with the owner of one of his 12" rim Professional or Grand Concert models. If you have one, even if you don't want to part with it, please contact Mike O.
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About the animated figures: FrankenUke was modified by MIH from the original, which is by rw51 whose site, AniGifs has a huge selection. I don't know who did the others, but they can be found at ClipArt.com. They are all copyright © their respective authors.