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This list covers standard ("G") scale open-back 5-string banjos used for frailing, clawhammer and old-time styles as well for accompanying singing. Longer scale instruments ("E" scale) and shorter scale instruments ("A" scale or "C" scale) will be found on their own lists.


Rover RB22 open-back 5-string banjo

Rover RB22 open-back 5-string banjo - 195.00

A nice entry-level model - now built in the UK. an entry-level old-time/frailing/clawhammer banjo from Saga - nicely built; fitted with a geared 5th string tuning peg, Fibreskyn head, No-Knot tailpiece, armrest and twin co-ordinator rods for great tuning stability.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap. - a nice sound & good performance at a budget price ...


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2015 price inc 20% VAT

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*CHRISTMAS SPECIAL* Grafton Gem Atom old time open back 5-string banjo

*CHRISTMAS SPECIAL* Grafton Gem Atom old time open back 5-string banjo - 225.00

New model from Grafton. Grafton Gem Atom old time open back 5-string banjo


 


FREE with this banjo: Superior C267 fitted gig bag, Banjo Rookie tutorial dvd, chromatic tuner, 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


 


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2017 price inc 20% VAT


 

BRAND NEW GRAFTON GEM ATOM OLD TIME OPEN BACK 5-STRING BANJO

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Rover RB22P open-back 5-string banjo w/planetary tuners

Rover RB22P open-back 5-string banjo w/planetary tuners - 225.00

New Improved Model - now built in the UK. an entry-level old-time/frailing/clawhammer banjo from Saga - nicely built; fitted with planetary banjo tuners and a geared 5th string tuning peg, Fibreskyn head, No-Knot tailpiece, armrest and twin co-ordinator rods for great tuning stability.


This is the same banjo as the "Rover RB22" except that it has a slightly different peghead shape and planetary banjo tuners


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap. - a nice sound & good performance at a budget price ...


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2015 price inc 20% VAT


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Grafton

Grafton "Gem #2" open-back 5-string banjo - 245.00

A higher-grade entry-level/intermediate model of the "Gem" open-back 5-string which is a bit heavier than the standard "Gem" and the sound projects considerably more.... it has a clear, pretty loud tone suitable for frailing and clawhammer playing.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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2016 price inc 20% VAT


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Rover RB110 open-back 5-string banjo

Rover RB110 open-back 5-string banjo - 265.00

A new version of this higher-grade entry-level/intermediate frailing/clawhammer model - great performance & nice "old-time" appearance at an affordable price!


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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2016 price inc 20% VAT


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Rover RB110 open-back Nylon strung 5-string banjo

Rover RB110 open-back Nylon strung 5-string banjo - 265.00

A new nylon strung version of this higher-grade entry-level/intermediate frailing/clawhammer model- great performance & nice "old-time" appearance at an affordable price!


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings and a fitted banjo strap.


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Grafton

Grafton "Gem" open-back 5-string banjo with cutaway - 295.00

A nice entry-level model with all the features that a beginner really needs - and at a very affordable price! this is a higher grade entry-level old-time/frailing/clawhammer banjo - very carefully built; fitted with high-grade peghead tuners & a geared 5th string tuning peg, Fibreskyn/Renaissance head, No-Knot tailpiece, armrest, twin co-ordinator rods and a rolled brass tone ring.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap. - a nice sound & good performance at a very attractive price ... this version has a fingerboard cutaway for those who like to play over the end of the neck at no extra cost ....


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2016 price inc 20% VAT


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Grafton

Grafton "Popular #2" open-back 5-string banjo with cutaway - 295.00

A higher-grade entry-level/intermediate model of open-back 5-string which is a bit heavier than the standard "Popular" and the sound projects considerably more.... it has a clear, pretty loud tone suitable for frailing and clawhammer playing. This version has a cutaway fingerboard (scoop).


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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Grafton Clipper Working-Man P-200 open-back old-time 5-string banjo

Grafton Clipper Working-Man P-200 open-back old-time 5-string banjo - 325.00

A high-grade entry-level/intermediate model of a Grafton Clipper open-back 5-string. It has a clear, pretty loud tone suitable for frailing and clawhammer playing.


FREE with this banjo: Superior gig -bag, 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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Ozark

Ozark "Frailer #3" (2109G) open-back 5-string banjo - 325.00

A nice entry-level/intermediate "old-time" model for frailing, clawhammer or singing .... fitted with a Renaissance head for a pleasant mellow tone. It has a rolled brass tone ring and twin co-ordinator rods for great tuning stability. It's a modified & upgraded version of the standard Ozark 2109G


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap. - a nice package at a competitive price


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2017 price inc 20% VAT


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Grafton Frosty Morning open back 'old time' 5-string Banjo with cutaway

Grafton Frosty Morning open back 'old time' 5-string Banjo with cutaway - 325.00

A nicely-finished higher-grade entry-level/intermediate model built here in the UK from imported parts


Nice old-time style, scooped fingerboard and great sound & action - very good value for money


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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2016 price inc VAT


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Grafton P200 fretless open-back 5-string banjo

Grafton P200 fretless open-back 5-string banjo - 325.00

A nice little banjo for people who want to get into fretless playing. This is a well-finished higher-grade entry-level/intermediate model built here in the UK from imported parts.


It has real old-time style with nylon strings and a Remo Fiberskyn head (though you can buy this banjo with a calfskin vellum head if preferred). It plays very easily with a lovely action and has a really plunky sound. It's great value for money as compared to other fretless models presently available.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings and a fitted banjo strap


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2016 price inc VAT

FREE with this banjo: Superior gigbag, chromatic tuner, tuition book, 2 sets of top-quality spare strings and a fitted banjo strap.

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Grafton Clipper

Grafton Clipper "wide neck" nylon-strung open-back 5-string banjo with cutaway - 445.00

An intermediate/semi-pro grade model at much the same price as lots of entry-level types. It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering. We believe that the "Clipper" is the best value-for-money open back 5-string available in the UK at the moment. It has loads of great features including a cutaway at the top if the fingerboard for those who like to play over the end of the neck - no extra charge!.This version has a really plunky sound witha Fibreskyn head and nylon strings


FREE with this banjo: 3 sets of top-quality spare strings, (capo & spikes aren't much use on nylon strings) and a fitted banjo strap.


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Grafton Clipper

Grafton Clipper "wide neck" open-back 5-string banjo with cutaway - 445.00

An intermediate/semi-pro grade model at much the same price as lots of entry-level types - now with a wide neck (35mm) for easier fingering. We believe that the "Clipper" is the best value-for-money open back 5-string available in the UK at the moment. It has loads of great features including a cutaway at the top if the fingerboard for those who like to play over the end of the neck - no extra charge!.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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2016 price inc 20% VAT


 

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Grafton Clipper

Grafton Clipper "wide neck" open-back 5-string banjo - 445.00

An intermediate/semi-pro grade model at much the same price as lots of entry-level types. It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering. We believe that the "Clipper" is the best value-for-money open back 5-string available in the UK at the moment. It has loads of great features - just check out the specification


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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Grafton Clipper

Grafton Clipper "wide neck" open-back 5-string banjo w/cutaway & calfskin head - 475.00

An intermediate/semi-pro grade model at much the same price as lots of entry-level types. It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering..  We believe that the "Clipper" is the best value-for-money open back 5-string available in the UK at the moment. It has loads of great features including a cutaway at the top if the fingerboard for those who like to play over the end of the neck - no extra charge!. To obtain that "seriously plunky" sound, we've fitted this version with a genuine calfskin vellum head.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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2016 price inc 20% VAT


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Grafton Clipper #3 wide neck

Grafton Clipper #3 wide neck "White Lady" old-time open-back 5-string banjo with cutaway - 545.00

A great intermediate/semi-pro "old-time" model - loads of features including a "White Lady" tone ring, cutaway fingerboard and a seriously "plunky" sound. It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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Grafton Clipper #3 1/2 wide neck

Grafton Clipper #3 ½ wide neck "Style F" old-time open-back 5-string banjo - 545.00

A nice quality intermediate/semi-pro model - yet another banjo made in the classic Vega style (in this case the Vega Style F)


Having started by making several of the  "high end"  Vega models,  we are now trying out the manufacture of some of the "lower end" models. These "lower end" models from the old "Vega" range are fine banjos in their own right: not lower quality instruments by any means. This particular model is based on the style F; it has a quality three ply rim with a simple round brass tone ring on the top which produces a wonderful tone. It is without doubt one of the nicest little banjos that we have made - and it's very modestly price. You could pay a lot more for a reproduction of the bottom-of-the-range "Ranger" model!


It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted heavy-duty banjo strap. This is a great intermediate-/semi-professional grade of banjo - for sound, playability and stability, it knocks spots off other, significantly more expensive, versions of this type of banjo. Built in the UK from imported parts.


All Grafton Clipper #4 and #3.5 models feature hand turned and hand finished french polished rims that are produced here in our UK factory.




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Grafton Clipper #3 wide neck

Grafton Clipper #3 wide neck "Tubaphone" old-time open-back 5-string banjo w/cutaway - 565.00

A great quality intermediate/semi-pro model; built for "old-time" banjo - loads of good features including a "Tubaphone" tone ring, cutaway fingerboard and a seriously "plunky" sound. It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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Grafton Clipper #3 wide neck

Grafton Clipper #3 wide neck "Bacon-FF" old-time open-back 5-string banjo with cutaway - 565.00

A professional-grade model - another very "proper" & serious "old-time" banjo. It's a really close reproduction of the period "Bacon-FF" style banjo with a shallow rim, bracket band and "Bacon-FF" tone ring. In addition to this, it has the usual cutaway fingerboard and a seriously "plunky" sound. It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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Grafton Clipper #3 1/2 wide neck

Grafton Clipper #3 ½ wide neck "Little Wonder" open-back 5-string banjo with cutaway - 575.00

An intermediate/semi-pro grade model - by 1920's standards!! How did that happen? OK, having made the more exalted "White Lady" & "Tubaphone" types, we got to wondering whether it would be fun to have a go at one of the lesser (but still lovely) models in the Vega range. So we turned up a neat 3-ply maple rim and fitted it with a "Little Wonder" tone ring to see what happened ......... the result is very impressive


It plays and sounds quite like a real pre-1939 "Little Wonder" and it incorporates loads of great features including a cutaway at the top of the fingerboard. It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering.


All Grafton Clipper #4 and #3.5 models feature hand turned and hand finished french polished rims that are produced here in our UK factory.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted heavy-duty banjo strap.


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Grafton Clipper #3.5 wide neck Special Electric open back old-time 5-string banjo

Grafton Clipper #3.5 wide neck Special Electric open back old-time 5-string banjo - 595.00

A lovely intermediate/semi-pro model - another banjo made in the classic Vega style; although technically a Fairbanks design, this model continued to be made by Vega up to the mid-20's.


Having made quite a few of the "high end" Vega's we are experimenting with making some models from the lower end of the range - but definitely not lower quality banjos. This model is based on the 'Special Electric'; a banjo that had the tone ring now commonly described as a "White Lady" but which lacked the bracket band of the trus "Whyte Laydie". This one has a top quality three ply maple rim with a 'White Lady' tone ring on the top which produces a wonderful tone. Without doubt one of the best we have made!. It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering.


Please note that this is not an electric instrument, the "Special Electric" was originaly a Vega design.


FREE with this banjo:2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted heavy-duty banjo strap. This is a great intermediate-/semi-professional grade of banjo - for sound, playability and stability, it knocks spots off other, significantly more expensive, versions of this type of banjo. Built in the UK from imported parts.


All Grafton Clipper #4 and #3.5 models feature hand turned and hand finished french polished rims that are produced here in our UK factory.


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Grafton Clipper #4 wide neck

Grafton Clipper #4 wide neck "Bacon-FF" old-time open-back 5-string banjo with cutaway, 3-ply rim and bracket band - 725.00

A professional-grade model - another very "proper" & serious "old-time" banjo. It's a really close reproduction of the period "Bacon-FF" style banjo with a shallow rim, bracket band and "Bacon-FF" tone ring. It also has a very dense 15mm 3-ply maple rim so it has tremendous presence.


In addition to this, it has the usual cutaway fingerboard and a seriously "plunky" sound. It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering.


All Grafton Clipper #4 and #3.5 models feature hand turned and hand finished french polished rims that are produced here in our UK factory.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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Grafton Clipper #4 wide neck

Grafton Clipper #4 wide neck "White Lady" old-time open-back 5-string banjo with cutaway, 3-ply rim and bracket band - 725.00

This is a professional-grade model - a very "proper" & serious "old-time" banjo. It's probably the only "White Lady" style banjo commercially available with this type of specification (very similar to period Vega Whyte Laydie models). It has (as you would expect) a "White Lady" tone ring but it also has the bracket shoes shoes attached to a bracket band, just like the original Vega models. It also has a very dense 15mm 3-ply maple rim so it has tremendous presence. In addition to this, it has the usual cutaway fingerboard and a seriously "plunky" sound. It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering.


All Grafton Clipper #4 and #3.5 models feature hand turned and hand finished french polished rims that are produced here in our UK factory.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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Grafton Clipper #4 wide neck

Grafton Clipper #4 wide neck "Tubaphone" old-time open-back 5-string banjo with cutaway, 3-ply rim and bracket band - 745.00

A professional-grade model - another very "proper" & serious "old-time" banjo. It's a really close reproduction of the period "Tubaphone" style banjo with a shallow rim, bracket band and "Tubaphone" tone ring. It also has a very dense 15mm 3-ply maple rim so it has tremendous presence.


In addition to this, it has the usual cutaway fingerboard and a seriously "plunky" sound. It now comes with a wide (35mm) neck for easier fingering.


All Grafton Clipper #4 and #3.5 models feature hand turned and hand finished french polished rims that are produced here in our UK factory.


FREE with this banjo: 2 sets of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string) and a fitted banjo strap.


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