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Got Banjo? Collectible Banjos By Gibson, Paramount, Lyon & Healy, Weymann & Sons To Auction October 9th

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A collection of vintage banjos by Gibson, Paramount, Vega, Bacon & Day, Lyon & Healy and others to sell at October 9th auction. The banjo collection is consigned to sell from the estate of a life-long banjo player. Banjo collectors will enjoy the opportunity to bid on the fine selection of banjos in this collection, which will surely compliment any existing collection. The banjos also include differing types, such as tenor and plectrum.Many lots of quality banjo parts will also be offered along with the diverse offering of collectible banjos.

Manor Auctions is pleased to bring this fine banjo collection to auction on behalf of the family. Company auctioneer, Malcolm Mason, who acquired the collection from a south Florida estate said the wonderful assortment of banjos represents a substantial piece of the collector's life. The family thought long and hard about selling the collection as it meant so much to the estate. In the end, they felt it best for the banjos to live on with others musicians and collectors so they may continue to bring enjoyment.

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The collection of banjos also includes a few other stringed instruments, such as Kunishima Mandolins, Fender electric guitar, Gibson acoustic guitar and a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar.

As mentioned, the collection included a very large grouping of banjo parts, which are also included in the auction. The banjo parts are grouped in to lots and include hardware, necks, bridges, strings, resonators and much more. Those who repair or build banjos should closely study the parts lots as they contain great value.

Bidding Information:

Bidders are able to participate in the auction via live auction floor, Internet, absentee & telephone. Visit the auction website for bidding details and links to the online auction catalog. Along with the collection of banjos, Manor Auctions will offer over 750 quality lots of original art, fine jewelry, diamonds, timepieces, ivory, jade, memorabilia, statuary and militaria.

Contact Manor Auctions if you have questions pertaining to the bajo collection or the auction.

The following is a list of the banjos and associated lot numbers:

18623 VINTAGE KUNISHIMA MANDOLIN #105 Vintage rose wood Mandolin by Kunishma Mandolin company, Japan. Also included is a hard case. Size: 25" total length Condition: VGC
18624 VINTAGE PARAMOUNT STYLE A 4 STRING TENOR BANJO A vintage tenor banjo. 19 frets with a total neck length of 22 inches, inlaid mother of pearl scrollwork. Solid body resonator back with original Paramount Co label. Chromed metal rim and arm rest (light wear). Ivory type pegs. Includes a hard case. Size: Tenor Condition: Light wear, VGC
18625 STANDARD 5 STRING BANJO BY GOBAL Plectrum or standard banjo. 22 frets with a total neck length of 27 inches. Solid body resonator back with eagle design. Size: Full Condition: Light use wear. Generally very good
18626 VINTAGE 4 STRING BANJO BY VEGA A vintage Plectrum or standard banjo. 22 frets with a total neck length of 26.25 inches, inlaid mother of pearl floral scrollwork. Solid body resonator back. Copper tone metal rim and arm rest. Mother of pearl type pegs. Size: Full Condition: Light use wear. Generally very good
18627 VINTAGE PARAMOUNT STYLE C 4 STRING BANJO A vintage Plectrum or standard banjo. 22 frets with a total neck length of 26 inches, inlaid mother of pearl scrollwork with "dove" figures and floral carving. Solid body resonator back. Chromed metal rim and arm rest. Mother of pearl type pegs. Size: Full Condition: Light use wear. Generally very good
18628 VINTAGE 4 STRING SUPER BANJO BY BACON & DAY A vintage Plectrum or standard banjo. 21 frets with a total neck length of 25 inches, inlaid mother of pearl floral scrollwork. Open back. Chromed metal rim, arm rest with inscribed "B&D Silver Bell No7 Ne Plus Ultra". Size: full Condition: some use wear. Generally very good
18629 VINTAGE 4 STRING BANJO BY BACON BANJO COMPANY A vintage Plectrum or standard banjo. 20 frets with a total neck length of 26.25 inches, inlaid mother of pearl floral scrollwork. and floral carving. Solid body resonator back with original Bacon Banjo Co label. Chromed metal rim and arm rest. Mother of pearl pegs. Size: Full Condition: Light use wear. Generally very good
18630 VINTAGE 4 STRING SILVER BELL BANJO BY BACON & DAY A vintage Plectrum or standard banjo. 22 frets with a total neck length of 25 inches, inlaid mother of pearl scrollwork and scroll carving. Solid body resonator back with original Bacon Banjo Co label. Chromed metal rim and arm rest. Mother of pearl type pegs. Size: full Condition: light use wear. Generally very good
18631 VINTAGE 4 STRING BANJO BY LYON & HEALY A vintage Plectrum or standard banjo made by Lyon & Healy (1864-1940). 22 frets with a total neck length of 25 inches, inlaid mother of pearl scrollwork and scroll carving edged with ivory type material. Solid body resonator back in walnut with inlay ivorine star and the words "Deluxe Vegaphone" . Gold tone metal rim and arm rest. Ivory type pegs. Size: Full Condition: VGC
18632 VINTAGE 4 STRING VEGA VIP BANJO A vintage Plectrum or standard banjo made by Vega. Serial number A129882. 22 frets with a total neck length of 24.5 inches, inlaid mother of pearl scrollwork and scroll carving edged with ivory type material. Solid body resonator back in walnut with intricately designed mother of pearl inlay. Chromed metal rim set with faux jewels. Mother of pearl type pegs. Original label. Also includes a soft case. Size: Full Condition: Light use. VGC
18633 VINTAGE 4 STRING VEGA VOX IV BANJO A vintage Plectrum or standard banjo made by Vega. Serial number A128703. 22 frets with a total neck length of 25.5 inches, inlaid mother of pearl and ivorine scrollwork and scroll carved neck edged with ivorine. Solid body resonator back in ivory look with patterned inlay. Gold toned metal rim set with faux jewels (some are absent). Mother of pearl type pegs. Original label. Also includes a soft case. Size: full Condition: Some use. Generally very good.
18634 VINTAGE PARAMOUNT ARISTOCRAT 4 STRING BANJO A vintage Plectrum or standard banjo made by William L Lange. 22 frets with a total neck length of 25 inches, inlaid mother of pearl decoration scrollwork and scroll carved neck. Solid body resonator back. Chrome metal rim. Mother of pearl type pegs. Original label. Also includes a soft case. Size: full Condition: Some use. Generally very good.
18635 VINTAGE STANDARD 4 STRING BANJO BY WEYMANN & SON A vintage Plectrum or standard banjo. 22 frets with a total neck length of 26 inches, inlaid mother of pearl floral scrollwork. Solid body resonator back with eagle design. Chrome rim. Mother of pearl pegs. Size: full Condition: Light use wear. Generally very good
18636 VINTAGE GIBSON MASTERTONE 4 STRING BANJO A vintage Plectrum or standard banjo. 22 frets with a total neck length of 25.5 inches, inlaid mother of pearl floral scrollwork. Solid body resonator back. Chrome rim and arm rest inscribed "Bob". Original Gibson label. Mother of pearl type pegs. Also included is an original Gibson case. Size: Full Condition: Light use wear. Generally very good
18637 MIXED LOT OF BANJO SKIN HEADS Waverly & others A large mixed lot of both new and used heads. Modern and vintage. Including Waverly, Remo, and 5 star. Mostly 11 inch, some 10 and some 12 inches. 21 total. Size: 10, 11 & 12" Condition: Fair to new
18638 TWO BANJO NECKS - GIBSON & BACON & DAY Vintage banjo necks. A Gibson 21 fret with inlaid mother of pearl and Foliate carving. 25.5 inches total length, VGC. A Bacon & Day 21 fret with mother of pearl inlay, some heavy wear. 25.5 inches total length Size: see description Condition: good/very good
18639 MANDOLIN-BANJO & UKULELE & BANJOLELE LOT OF 4 Vintage lot of four instruments including a Ukulele, a Mandolin banjo and two ukulele banjos (banjolele). All are used, condition varies. Size: NA Condition: see description
18640 MIXED LOT OF BANJO PARTS HARMONICAS AND HATS Mixed lot of banjo parts including; two vintage wood pots, a good selection of metal rims, wooden bridges, a ukulele neck, straps, tail piece, tools and a tin of guitar and banjo strings. 9 varies hats, 4 harmonicas, tuners, metronome and many other pieces. Size: Various Condition: Fair to new
18641 BANJO PARTS - 100S OF ITEMS - nuts bolts & more A large and varied mixed parts lot of banjo parts, including nuts and Bolt's tail pieces, the five string tail pieces, gold tone brackets and nuts, mutes, bridges, pics, tuners, polish cleaners, tools and much much more. Hundreds parts all contained in convenient drawer sets. Size: various Condition: some used, new.
18642 NOVA HARD CASE FOR A BANJO Black hard plastic shipping/carrying case with black foam inside to absorb all impacts. Made by Nova light and sound productions.
18643 MIXED LOT OF VINTAGE BANJO RESONATORS A mixed lot of seven banjo resonators, some with inlay marquetry of a particular quality. Includes a maple 10" plate, A light walnut 12". A carved light wood example for a 13" rim. Another with mother of pearl inlay with squirrel theme, for a 13" rim and more. Size: See description Condition: used VGC
18644 1933 GIBSON L-50 ACOUSTIC GUITAR Acoustic guitar by Gibson. Produced in 1933. Replaced bridge. The guitar is in good used condition with minor scratches to the body. Inset 'Gibson' to the head. Size: Full Condition: Good or better
18647 GIBSON LES PAUL ELECTRIC GUITAR IN CHERRY RED Gibson Les Paul made at the Nashville Plant, TN, USA August 30th, 1995. Production Number: 37. In cherry red. Has seen some use, minor scratches and knocks. Comes in a hard case. Size: Full Condition: Good/very good
18648 FENDER STRATOCASTER SOLID BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR Fender Stratocaster made in the USA at the Corona Plant (Fender), in the Year(s): 2001 - 2002. Serial number Z1019425. In gold. Very minor use only. Contained in a Fender hard case. Size: Full Condition: Excellent
18649 UNIVOX GIMME GUITAR LES PAUL COPY 1970s Univox Gimme Black Beauty copy of the Les Paul. Has seen some use but is still in good condition. New pick ups.. Comes with a tatty carry case (poor). Size: Full Condition: VGC
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