Instruments for sale or trade
If interested in any of these, I'll gladly email URL's for more photos.
Red Diamond F-5, S/N 150, ca. 2001 , rectangular hard case. $7995 plus shipping (add $600 for Price fiberglass case).
Vega TubaPhone, five string conversion 89701, 1929 , TKL tweed hard case. Artist pot, gold plating, carved mahogany neck,
ebony fingerboard, engraved pearl inlays. Ivoroid buttons on engraved tuners, wonderfully carved heel. $2500 plus shipping (add $700 for Price fiberglass case).
Vega Whyte Laydie #7, five string conversion 74239, 1927 , TKL tweed hard case. 11 1/2" Whyte Laydie #7 pot, nickel plating, carved three piece bookmatched
curly maple neck, ebony fingerboard, prewar Planets with mother of pearl buttons, wonderfully carved heel. New TKL case $3500 plus shipping.
Vega Little Wonder 5-string banjo conversion , Tweed TKL plywood hard case. Five Star Planet tuners, geared fifth peg. Elite head 10 15/16"), 3 piece straight maple Wyatt Fawley neck,
ebony fingerboard and 3/4" bridge. Excellent condition.
Price $895 plus $55 shipping by UPS Ground within the lower 48.
Gibson J. D. Crowe model banjo pot, with Price mahogany RB-75 neck, and
prewar Gibson resonator reskinned with mahogany sides and back, RB-3 rings in back, finished to match the neck. Lacquer finish, full flying eagle inlays on aged Brazilian rosewood
fingerboard, Five Star planet tuners with ivoroid buttons, Gibson marked Presto style tailpiece,
9+/10, Gibson hard case. $2995. Wonderful tone, plenty of power.
Price Knight banjo, 1983 , East Indian one piece neck and resonator veneer, gold sparkle purfling, lacquer finish, flat
Brazilian fingerboard with gold and figured white MOP fleur-de-lis inlays, SL-5 tailpiece, virtually new, black hard case. I built this for a
personal instrument right before I went back on active duty, and it doesn't have more than an hour's playing time. Last week I put my current Price
Classic tone ring in it, and even the vintage Gibson guys at SPBGMA gave it high marks. It's deep and rich, powerful. On loan to grandson
Price Deluxe mandolin, 1997 , Port Orford cedar top, Oregon flamed myrtle back, sides and neck, violin oil varnish finish,
arched fingerboard with cloud inlays, two piece Tradition F-5 tailpiece, 9+/10, black hard case. Not mint condition, but
certainly EXC, this has been my personal instrument for some time. It really gets the job done,
plays like butter, wonderful balance across the strings and up and down the neck. $7500
Vega Little Wonder banjo , Wyatt Fawley Two Star maple neck, with repro Whyte Laydie scalloped ring installed
in the original Little Wonder rim, original dowel stick, repro No Knot tailpiece, ebony fingerboard with engraved inlays, Five Star Planet tuners with white buttons,
geared fifth, Elite head, Vega style armrest, TKL tweed hard case. Back view Rim view
$000 plus $55 UPS Ground within the lower 48.
Berthold Sandner viola bow, Pernambuco wood with sterling mounts, straight, nearly new hair, outstanding bow at a reasonable price $495
Maestro Vasile Gliga of Romania 4/4 violin, 1998, all ebony fittings, fingerboard, tailpiece.
New rectangular hard case with Cordura cover, holds four bows.. This is the finest piece of violin craftsmanship I've ever seen, ebony button collar, crisp clean edges and glorious wood.
Setup with Thomastik Dominant perlon strings $1995 back view
Price Classic 75 banjo, NEW, Cooperman submerged wood, hide-glue rim, Cox resonator with submerged wood side walls, Price Classic tone ring, SL-5 tailpiece, Honduras mahogany neck and resonator with twin concentric rings, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, Planet tuners, ivoroid buttons, geared fifth, spikes 7, 9, 10, ivory nut, TKL hard
case. Replica of RB-75, but "Price" logo on peghead and "CLASSIC 75" on MOP block at 21st fret. Used as personal banjo for several shows.
Back view PERSONAL USE
I take tradeins...U. S. made, quality instruments only (Kentucky KM-1500 mandolins or Gold Star banjos considered)
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