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‘ONE THOUSAND AND ONE BANJOS’ - THE TSUMURA COLLECTION (1993). 904 pages! Superb condition including original case. Written by Akira Tsumura this is a tremendous book produced to a very high quality on superb paper and full of magnificent photographs and information. This is a MUST for anyone interested in Banjos. Only about 300 were ever produced (and I am fortunate to have one of them). £500.

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A VERY LARGE AND ALMOST COMPLETE COLLECTION OF B.M.G (Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar) MAGAZINES FROM ABOUT 1926 ONWARDS.

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C. F. MARTIN & Co. 000-28 Re-Imagined Acoustic Guitar (c.2018). MINT CONDITION. AS NEW & with all of its original paperwork and labels as well as its original Martin hard shaped case. Fabulous acoustic guitar from one of the great makers - and this model gets fantastic reviews. Basic features include East Indian Rosewood sides and back with a Sitka spruce top. Bone nut. 20 fret fingerboard. Ebony bridge with compensated bone saddle. Abalone inlays. Nickel-plated open gear tuning pegs. Faux tortoiseshell pick guard. £2,450. For further details phone 01691 828850 or email theukuleleman.com@gmail.com


J. E. DALLAS De-Luxe 5-String Open Back Banjo  (c.1900). Absolutely fabulous and un-restored example in stunning all-original condition (except of course for the usual items; the bridge has been replaced, the strings probably have, and the calfskin vellum was replaced in 1923!!!). I’d be lying to call the neck ‘straight’ because it shows an almost imperceptible bend. Just a genuinely tiny amount of wear to the first few frets and no wear at all to the fingerboard. All five original tuning pegs in fabulous condition. Beautiful headstock with glorious abalone patterns inlaid into the top, and a twenty-two fret rosewood fingerboard also inlaid with multiple abalone decorations. Many of these inlays have been attractively enhanced by being etched with thin black lines. Original ‘pip’ for the fifth string. Beautiful carved decoration in the heel and lower neck, and an ebony heel cap. Original bezel. Twenty-two original tension hooks, nuts and shoes. Original tailpiece and mounting assembly. 10.5 inch (outside diameter) pot with internal wooden strengthening hoop and original wooden perch pole and bracket assembly. Perch pole stamped with the following: ‘J. E. DALLAS MAKER 415 STRAND W.C. 3768’. This information suggest a date of manufacture around 1900. Internal wooden hoop also stamped ‘J. E. DALLAS MAKER’. All metal parts still have their beautiful original plating and the outside of the pot has its glorious original decorative engraving pattern all the way around. This banjo comes in a modern hard shaped case which is black on the exterior and has a beautiful green well-padded interior with a large interior pocket and an adjustable pad beneath the tuning pegs. This modern case has five catches to secure the lid. Also supplied is its original end-opening leather carrying case (not shown in the photos) but the opening part has become detached from the rest of the case and needs to be repaired. Nevertheless, the leather is in superb condition for its age. This banjo is truly superb. It is in amazing condition for its age, and it not only looks fabulous but produces a gloriously resonant sound with a fine sustain. The well respected company ‘Eagle Music’ (in Huddersfield)  sold an identical (or possibly the same) model for over £1,800 (click on the link HERE). This banjo is for sale at £1,750.


RECORDING KING 5-STRING BANJO (c.2014). £950. SOLD


W. E. TEMLETT ‘APOLLO 5’ 5-String Zither Banjo (c.1900). Highly decorated in mother-of-pearl, this is a banjo from a renowned and famous maker. For all enquiries about this banjo please telephone 07847 519624. Full details from the owner.


WINDSOR ‘MONARCH’ SUPREMUS’ 5-String Banjo (1927). High-end Windsor banjo costing £22.10s (£22.50p) when new and second only to the ‘De-Luxe Monarch Supremus’ banjo. With Windsor’s ‘Patent Hollow Rim’, and geared tuning pegs. For all enquiries about this banjo please telephone 07847 519624. Full details from the owner.


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LUDWIG ‘BLACK HAWK’ Tenor Banjo (c.1928). This is an extremely rare Ludwig Banjo that has come into my possession. Please enjoy some photographs of it by clicking on the title, and if any of you are ever in my area please contact me and I would be delighted to meet you and show you this banjo so that you can see it - and play it - for yourself.


GIBSON RB-4 5-String Banjo (1925). This Banjo now has a new owner, but please feel free to enjoy my photos by clicking on the title.

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