Banjo Hardware

~Hooks~Nuts~Shoes~Endbolts~Various Metal Bits~



updated 9/26/2016
Offering a select listing of original banjo parts for restorations.

Please note- ALL the parts I have are listed.... I do not keep a want list for parts.
If it is not listed I simply do NOT have it. Sorry but I just don't have time to reply to emails requesting parts not listed here...
...this (in advance) is the only reply I offer to all such inquiries ..."I don't HAVE it if it's not listed..."


Always seeking old banjos, guitars, guitar parts, etc. Been known to trade for leads resulting in the purchase of high quality vintage guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukes,etc..Top Prices Paid for clean original stuff...

The "more photos" link brings up a page with more photos and Paypal BUY NOW buttons for convenient online purchases.
All overseas buyers must order from the "more photos" page which has this paypal button at the bottom of the page that will include overseas postage. Postage listed here below is generally for US only.

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Pre-War VEGA Banjo Hardware - original nickel plated round hook and matching closed end nut (round bottom) for VEGA banjos. Excellent plating. Limited quantity available... More Photos
Pre-War VEGA Banjo Hardware - original nickel plated round hook and matching closed end nut (round bottom) for VEGA banjos. Excellent plating. Limited quantity available... More Photos
Pre-War VEGA Banjo Hardware - original nickel plated (rusted) steel round hook and matching closed end nut (round bottom) for VEGA banjos. $5.00 each More Photos
Pre-War ROUND Banjo Hook & Nut - original BRASS nickel plated round hook (2 1/8" long) and matching 9/32" hex nuts for vintage banjos.. More Photos & info
Pre-War ROUND Banjo Hook & Nut - original BRASS nickel plated round hook is 2 1/4" long and matching 5/16" hex nut for vintage banjos. Limited quantity. $6.50 each More Photos
Pre-War ROUND Banjo Hook & Nut - original BRASS nickel plated round hook is 2 1/4" long and matching 5/16" hex nut for vintage banjos. (8 available) $5.00 each More Photos
Pre-War ROUND Banjo Hook & Nut - original BRASS nickel plated round hook is 2 1/2" long and matching 5/16" hex nut for vintage banjos. More Photos
Vintage ROUND Banjo Hook & Nut - original nickel plated round hook is 2 1/2" long and matching 5/16" hex nut for vintage banjos. Price per hook/nut set shown is $5.00 (postage is $3.50 for any quantity selected).Limited quantity available. Quantity can be selected after buy now button... More Photos
Paramount FLAT Banjo Hook & Nut - old 2 3/8" long flat hook and matching 5/16" nut. Paramount or Lange hardware with good (nickel) plating. Once BUY NOW is selected buyer can select quantity desired. Price per hook/nut set shown is $6.50 (postage is $3.50 for any quantity selected).Only 4 available. More Photos
Vintage Banjo Hook & Nut - old 2" long round hook and matching square nut. Only 1 available. $19.99 (mailed FREE in US) More Photos
Vintage FLAT Banjo Hook & Nut - original steel nickel plated flat hook is 2 1/4" long and matching 1/4" hex nut for vintage banjos. Price per hook/nut set shown is $2.50 ($3.00 postage any quantity). Once BUY NOW is selected buyer can select quantity desired. Only 13 in stock. More Photos
Vintage KAY flat Banjo Hook & Nut - original 60s KAY chrome or nickel plated flat hook and matching nut. Very Clean. Hook is 1 5/8" long, nut is 1/4". These are the SHORTER hooks as used on deep resonator Kay banjos. Price per hook/nut set shown is $2.75 ($2.50 postage). 20 available. Once BUY NOW is selected buyer can select quantity desired. Please specify NICKEL or CHROME plating. Postage is $2.50 for any quantity selected.
Set Vintage KAY flat Banjo Hooks & Nuts- complete set of 20 "shorties" with 1/4" nuts used with many Vintage Kay and Stromberg-Voisinet banjos (under various names). These are 1 5/8" shorties with 1/4" nuts. Set of 20..$17.50 (postpaid in US) More Photos
Set Vintage KAY flat Banjo Hooks & Nuts- complete set of 20 "shorties" with 1/4" nuts used with many Vintage Kay and Stromberg-Voisinet banjos (under various names). These are 1 5/8" shorties with 1/4" nuts. Set of 20..$17.50 (postpaid in US) More Photos
Pre-War Banjo L-shoe assembly - RARE original BRASS nickel plated L-shoe and matching screw set for vintage banjos. 5/8" x 5/16" w/ 5/8" screw. The horizontal component which receives the banjo hook is 1/2" long. Price per shoe set shown is $6.50 plus ($2.00 postage). More Photos Select quantity once you click BUY NOW button.
Pre-War Banjo "one-point" shoe assembly - RARE original nickel plated BRASS "one point" shoe and matching screw set for vintage banjos (Vega). 3/4" x 7/16" w/ 7/8" slot head screw. The horizontal component which receives the banjo hook is 1/2" long. Price per shoe set shown is $6.50 plus ($3.50 postage). (26 available) More Photos Select quantity once you click BUY NOW button.
Pre-War Banjo "one-point" shoe assembly - RARE original nickel plated BRASS "one point" shoe and matching hex mounting bolt for vintage banjos. 3/4" tall x 3/8" wide. The horizontal component which receives the banjo hook is 9/16" long. Threaded portion of hex head mounting bolt is 1/2" long. Price per shoe set shown is $6.50 plus ($3.50 postage). More Photos Select quantity once you click BUY NOW button.
Pre-War Banjo L-shoe assembly - RARE original BRASS nickel plated L-shoe and matching screw set for vintage banjos. 7/8" x 5/16" w/ 1/2" slot round head screw and washer. The horizontal component which receives the banjo hook is 1/2" long. More Photos
Pre-War Banjo L-shoe assembly - RARE original BRASS nickel plated L-shoe and matching steel screw/washer set for vintage banjos. Measure 5/8" x 5/16" w/ 1/2" long slotted round head steel screw and washer. The horizontal component which receives the banjo hook is 7/16" long. Price per shoe/screw/washer set shown is $6.50 (only 4 available) You can select quantity once you tick the "Buy Now" button below.. Postage is $3.50 for any quantity. More Photos
Pre-War Banjo L-shoe assembly - RARE original BRASS nickel plated L-shoe and matching steel screw/washer set for vintage banjos. Same as above listed L-shoe except screw is 3/8" long. Measure 5/8" x 5/16" w/ 3/8" long slotted round head steel screw and brass washer. The horizontal component which receives the banjo hook is 7/16" long. Price per shoe/screw/washer set shown is $6.50 and postage is $3.50 for any quantity.
Stewart-MacDonald Mastertone-Style Bracket Hex Nuts - New Old Stock unopened package of 24 mastertone-style bracket hex nuts from stewart-macdonald mfg co, StuMac stock #0085, each hex nut is 3/4" long with 8-26 thread...to match stumac's bracket hooks. I have two unopened packages. Price for ONE package of 24 hex nuts is $27.50 postpaid US. Current price at stumac is $1.44 per nut (each of these packages of 24 would now cost $34.56 plus shipping at stu-mac)... Offering ONE unopened package of 24 for $27.50 postpaid.
Set of 30 pre-war re-War Banjo L-shoes - set of 30 original BRASS nickel plated L-shoes with matching steel screw/washer for vintage banjos. Same as above listed L-shoe. Each measures 5/8" x 5/16" w/ 3/8" long slotted round head steel screw and brass washer. The horizontal component which receives the banjo hook is 7/16" long. rare clean set for thin rim pre-war banjos.. More Photos & info
Pre-War Banjo L-shoe assembly - RARE original BRASS nickel plated L-shoe and matching steel screw/washer set for vintage banjos. Measure 13/16" x 5/16" w/ 3/4" long slotted round head steel screw and non-ferrous washer. The horizontal component which receives the banjo hook is 1/2" long. Price per shoe/screw/washer set shown is $6.50 (24 available) You can then select quantity once you tick the "Buy Now" button below.. Postage is $3.50 for any quantity. More Photos
Pre-War Banjo L-shoe assembly - RARE original BRASS nickel plated L-shoe and matching hex screw/washer set for vintage banjos. Measure 13/16" x 5/16" w/ 13/16" long hex head non-ferrous screw and ferrous washer. The horizontal component which receives the banjo hook is 9/16" long. Price per shoe/screw/washer set shown is $6.50 (18 available) You can then select quantity once you tick the "Buy Now" button below.. Postage is $3.50 for any quantity. More Photos
Pre-War Banjo L-shoe assembly - RARE original BRASS nickel plated L-shoe and matching screw set for vintage banjos. 13/16" x 5/16" w/ 1/2" slot round head screw and washer. The horizontal component which receives the banjo hook is 7/16" long. Price per shoe set shown is $6.50 plus $3.50 postage per order. (only 2 left) More Photos
Banjo ENDBOLT - nickel plated banjo ENDBOLT appears similar to those found on old Vega banjos. Cap is not attached to the 2" threaded rod....needs some fixin to use or good for spare part. As Is $15.00 (mailed FREE in US)
Prewar Vega Banjo ENDBOLT - original prewar VEGA nickel plated banjo ENDBOLT. $22.50 (mailed FREE in US)
Vintage Banjo NECK BRACE - original vintage nickel plated banjo NECK BRACE with original mounting screws. Opening is 3/4". Off Wurlitzer (likely Gretsch-made) dowel stick banjo. $17.50 (mailed FREE in US)
Vintage Banjo NECK BRACE - original vintage nickel plated banjo NECK BRACE. Fits over dowel stick attaches with single mounting screw..(not included). Opening is 3/4". $15.00 (mailed FREE in US)
Vintage Banjo NECK BRACE - original vintage nickel plated banjo NECK BRACE. Fits over dowel stick attaches with single mounting screw..(not included). This is the common neck brace used with wooden shims (not included) as on Stewart and other turn of the century open back banjos. Opening is 3/4".
Vintage Banjo NECK BRACE - original vintage nickel plated banjo NECK BRACE. Fits over dowel stick attaches with single mounting screw..(included). This is the common neck brace used with wooden shims (not included) as on Stewart and other turn of the century open back banjos. Opening is about 11/16. $17.50 (mailed FREE in US)
Vintage banjo tailpiece bolt - original tailpiece hex-head bolt, 2 1/4" long with square closed end nut, as used with ivory tailpieces on turn-of-the-century open backs. $50 (mailed FREE in US)
Vintage banjo tailpiece bolt - original tailpiece hex-head bolt, 2 1/4" long with what appears to be a Fairbanks open end nut, as used with ivory tailpieces on turn-of-the-century open backs. $50 (mailed FREE in US)
Vintage banjo tailpiece bolt - original tailpiece hex-head bolt, 1 3/4" long with what appears to be a stewart open end nut, as used on turn-of-the-century open backs (common sense?).
Vintage banjo tailpiece bolt - original tailpiece hex-head bolt, 2 3/8" long with hex open end nut, as used on turn-of-the-century open backs . $50 (mailed FREE in US)
Vintage banjo tailpiece bolt - original tailpiece bolt, 1 3/8" long with knurled nut, looks like those used with Oettinger tailpieces on B&D banjos. $25 (mailed FREE in US)
Vintage banjo tailpiece bolt - original tailpiece bolt, 1 3/8" long with hex nut, looks like those used with Oettinger tailpieces on B&D banjos. $25 (mailed FREE in US)
Original 50s KAY Wood Banjo Rim & Tone Ring - ORIGINAL vintage KAY banjo rim and tone ring looks to be just about 11" diameter. No modifications, no damage of any kind. More Photos $22.50 (mailed FREE in US)
Original 50s KAY Wood Banjo Rim & Tone Ring - ORIGINAL vintage KAY banjo rim and tone ring looks to be just about 11" diameter. No modifications, no damage of any kind. More Photos $22.50 (mailed FREE in US)
Original 50s KAY Wood Banjo Rim & Tone Ring - ORIGINAL vintage KAY banjo rim and tone ring looks to be just about 11" diameter. No modifications, no damage of any kind. More Photos $22.50 (mailed FREE in US)
Original 50s KAY Wood Banjo Rim , Tone Ring & Tension Hoop - ORIGINAL vintage KAY wood banjo rim , tone ring and tension hoop... looks to be just about 11" diameter. No modifications... More Photos $29.50 (mailed FREE in US)
50s-60s Kay/Stromberg-Voisinet Rim Rod assembly - RARE original single coordinator rod setup used with most all vintage Kay and Stromberg-Voisinet banjos (under various names). Complete w/ mounting nuts and large threaded bolt that inserts into the banjo heel on all these banjos with adjustable action. Fully operational.. Price $19.99 set (mailed FREE in US) More Photos
50s-60s Kay/Stromberg-Voisinet Rim Rod assembly - RARE original single coordinator rod setup used with most all vintage Kay and Stromberg-Voisinet banjos (under various names). Complete w/ mounting nuts and large threaded bolt that inserts into the banjo heel on all these banjos with adjustable action. Fully operational.. Price $19.99 set (mailed FREE in US) More Photos
Vintage Kay/Stromberg-Voisinet Neck Spacer- original neck spacer mechanism used with most all vintage Kay and Stromberg-Voisinet banjos (under various names). Includes metal spacer, wood shim and 2 brass tacks shown only. Fits to butt end of neck on all these banjos with adjustable action. More Photos $12.99 (mailed FREE in US)
Knurled Thumbscrews - Plated steel thumbscrews. These are about 1" long with knurled heads measuring 1/2" in diameter. Can be used in various ways by banjo tinkerers. Although not exact replacements as resonator attachment thumbscrews, they can be modified to suit that purpose...Price per set of FOUR.. $9.50 + $4.50 postage (US)
Original Vega Two Point Shoe - limited supply of hard to find original nickel plated brass "2 point" shoes original to all Vega bracket band models (whyte laydie, tubaphone) as well as many electric models. Available with either the special small brass screw for use with bracket band banjos OR the longer thru-rim screw for Electric models. Please specify. $12.99 each postpaid. More Photos
Original Vega Flange Plate - hard to find ORIGINAL nickel plated brass individual flange plates original to Vega resonator models (whyte laydie, tubaphone). Have only TWO trimmed for use in neck area (specify number when ordering please)... $7.50 each postpaid
Original Vega Embossed Flange Plate - limited supply (only 17 in stock) of hard to find ORIGINAL nickel plated brass embossed individual flange plates original to Vega resonator models (whyte laydie, tubaphone). $9.50 each postpaid. (17 left)..You can select quantity once you tick the "Buy Now" button below..
Original Set of 28 Vega Embossed Flange Plates - ORIGINAL full set of 28 nickel plated brass embossed individual flange plates original to Vega resonator models (whyte laydie, tubaphone). $200.00 (postpaid US) More Photos
Original 50s-60s KAY notched Tension Hoop - ORIGINAL KAY notched tension hoop for 11" diameter banjo. No modifications, no damage of any kind. Takes 20 hooks (not included) $19.99 (postpaid in US) More Photos
Original 50s-60s KAY grooved Tension Hoop - ORIGINAL KAY grooved tension hoop for 11" diameter banjo. No modifications...was on banjo with a standard diameter flathead tone ring and up to tension with no issues. $21.99 (postpaid US) More Photos
Original 30s-40s grooved Tension Hoop - ORIGINAL nickel plated brass grooved tension hoop for 11" diameter banjo. No modifications...was on banjo with an 11" calfskin head and up to tension with no issues despite measurements showing it is out of round slightly.. $24.99 (postpaid US) More Photos
Original 50s-60s KAY one piece FLANGE - ORIGINAL KAY one piece heavy flange for 11" diameter banjo. No modifications, no damage of any kind. $60.00 ($14.99 postage US) More Photos
50s-60s KAY 1-piece FLANGE & TENSION HOOP - ORIGINAL KAY one piece heavy flange and matching TENSION HOOP for Kay/Voisinet banjos. No modifications, no damage of any kind. BOTH $75. ($14.99 postage US) More Photos
Set of 28 prewar Vega 2-Point Shoes- original VEGA 2-point shoes as commonly used on prewar Vega banjos....Electric, etc. Complete set of 28 with screws & washers. $225. More Photos
Set of 28 prewar Vega 2-Point Shoes- original VEGA 2-point shoes as commonly used on prewar Vega bracket-band banjos...Vegaphone Professionals, Artists, Soloists, Whyte Laydies, Tubaphones. Complete set of 28 with bracket band brass screws. More Photos
Original B&D SOFT PEDAL MUTE ASSEMBLY - complete original B&D SOFT PEDAL MUTE ASSEMBLY. No modifications, no damage of any kind. More Photos


I recently took a hit on a banjo purchased from Bill's Music in Maryland. (Ebay user ID: billsmusic) The photos , strategically provided to keep undisclosed damage hidden, did not show obvious, extensive damage to the interior of the banjo. Contacted the seller who claimed all sales were "final with no returns". Not the kind of folks I want to do business with again.


"Hello Steve, The package arrived on Monday. I appreciate the quick service after your power outage and hope that you survived the flooding in your area without any damage. The brackets are a great match for a restoration project I am working on. Thanks again for the great service. -David "



"Hi.. Amazing- never in this life did I think I'd find Vega 2-point shoes w/out buying another bracket band($$) or a whole nother banjo($$$$) You have the best Pots & Parts website I've ever run across. Thanks again-Charlie. "



"G'day Steve, Parts arrived yesterday. all in good order. Thanks very much. Just the ticket for completion. Speak to you next time. Regards-Derrick."


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