Banjo Heads



updated 1/17/2017




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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Vintage LUDWIG 11" Calfskin Head- vintage LUDWIG brand 11" calfskin head from a B&D Silverbell banjo. Excellent high quality prewar calfskin with 7/16" (medium) collar and square brass flesh hoop... $75.00 (postpaid in US) More Photos
Vintage Calfskin Banjo Head...just under 11"- Vintage calfskin head off an old Kay banjo. Not real sure what the accurate diameter is on this one.... replaced this with an 11" head but this looks to be just shy of a full 11" in diameter....it's a fine old calfskin.. $24.95 postpaid in US More Photos
Vintage Calfskin Banjo Head...just under 11"- Vintage calfskin head off an old Kay banjo. Not real sure what the accurate diameter is on this one.... replaced this with an 11" head but this looks to be just shy of a full 11" in diameter....it's a fine old calfskin.. $24.95 postpaid in US More Photos
Vintage 10 15/16" VEGALON WEATHERPROOF Head- 60s vintage 10 15/16" VEGALON WEATHERPROOF head from a Vega banjo. Good authentic vintage sound for your vega seeger, tubaphone or whyte laydie....shows normal wear ...no splits or holes and sounds great! More Photos
10" diameter calfskin- measures 10" diameter...spare calfskin from broken head. This is NOT a banjo head but a flat piece of calfskin. There is a slice at one edge that extends in about 3/4" inch. Use to restretch for small rim banjo uke or as patch for other heads $12.50 (postpaid in US)
Three half-moon calfskin pieces - each measures 10 1/2" across...spare calfskin pieces from broken heads. These are NOT banjo heads but flat half-moon pieces of calfskin. Maybe useful as patches for other heads..all three $14.50 (postpaid in US)
11" diameter FLESH HOOP - 11" steel rod FLESH HOOP for stretching a calfskin head. $12.50 + $4.50 postage (US)
10 3/4" diameter FLESH HOOP - 10 3/4" galvanized steel FLESH HOOP for stretching a calfskin head. Ends are not joined. When joined the diameter is 10 3/4"...


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.