Miscellaneous Banjo Parts & Accessories



updated 9/12/2017


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...

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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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Sabine Banjo capo- used Sabine banjo capo. White plastic piece has crack..could maybe be repaired or covered if necessary...AS IS $4.50 ($2.50 postage)
Pre-War Waverly Banjo Key - RARE original nickel plated brass Waverly banjo key. As found inside the case of many original PreWar banjos...fits 5/16" banjo nuts (Slingerland, etc)
Pre-War VEGA Banjo Key - RARE original nickel plated brass banjo key with VEGA name. As found inside the case of original PreWar Vega banjos, your Vega banjo deserves this key that fits VEGA banjo hardware.
Pre-War VEGAPHONE Banjo Heel Cap - RARE original dyed pearwood banjo heel cap from VEGA Vegaphone banjo. Original and good $19.95 ($4.99 postage US)
Vintage VEGA Banjo String - RARE original vintage Vega "Nu-Sound" PLECTRUM or 5-STRING banjo string in original envelope. String does not appear to have ever been used. May not be useful for stringing the banjo but nice case candy if you have an old Vega banjo... $19.95 (mailed FREE in US)
Vintage VEGA Banjo String - original vintage Vega "G-5th" V-705 5-STRING banjo string in original envelope. Made in USA. CF Martin & Co days. String has the green fuzz at the loop end and does not appear to have ever been used. May not be useful for stringing the banjo but nice case candy if you have an old Vega banjo... $9.95 (mailed FREE in US)
vintage RECORDING KING empty string envelope- RARE vintage RECORDING KING empty tenor banjo string envelope shows considerable wear and tear with parts missing..... Stick it in your case as "case candy" to sweeten up your vintage instrument's case appeal. Historically interesting of course but also a nice bit of case candy for that vintage Gibson-made Recording King banjo... $9.95 (mailed FREE in US)
prewar GIBSON tenor banjo string & string envelope- RARE prewar GIBSON tenor banjo string and original string envelope. Original D or 2nd string envelope with old string inside. Paper envelope shows cool artwork ...it's very old and is delicate/fragile paper with typical folds, creases and tiny tears one might expect with its age.. Stick it in your case as "case candy" to sweeten up your vintage instrument's case appeal. Historically interesting of course but also a nice bit of case candy for that vintage Gibson banjo... $9.95 (mailed FREE in US)
prewar GIBSON PLECTRUM and 5 STRING banjo string envelope- RARE prewar GIBSON PLECTRUM and 5 STRING empty banjo string envelope. Original G or 3rd string envelope (no string). Paper envelope shows cool artwork ...it's very old and is delicate/fragile paper with typical folds, creases and tiny tears one might expect with its age.. Stick it in your case as "case candy" to sweeten up your vintage instrument's case appeal. Historically interesting of course but also a nice bit of case candy for that vintage Gibson banjo... $9.95 (mailed FREE in US)
prewar GIBSON MASTERTONE DELUXE tenor banjo string envelope- RARE prewar GIBSON MASTERTONE DELUXE tenor banjo string envelope. Original D or 2nd string envelope (no string). Paper envelope shows cool artwork ...it's very old and is delicate/fragile paper with typical folds, creases and tiny tears one might expect with its age.. Stick it in your case as "case candy" to sweeten up your vintage instrument's case appeal. Historically interesting of course but also a nice bit of case candy for that vintage Gibson banjo... $9.95 (mailed FREE in US)
prewar HERCULES brand tenor banjo string envelope- RARE prewar HERCULES brand tenor banjo string envelope. Original D or 2nd string envelope (no string). Paper envelope shows cool artwork ...it's very old and is delicate/fragile paper with typical folds, creases and tiny tears one might expect with its age.. Stick it in your case as "case candy" to sweeten up your vintage instrument's case appeal. Historically interesting of course but also a nice bit of case candy for that vintage banjo... $8.95 (mailed FREE in US)
prewar JOHN F. STRATTON "BIRMINGHAM" brand tenor banjo string & envelope- RARE prewar JOHN F. STRATTON "BIRMINGHAM" brand tenor banjo string & envelope. Original D or 2nd string envelope with string. Paper envelope shows cool artwork...wear consistent with age.. Stick it in your case as "case candy" to sweeten up your vintage instrument's case appeal. Historically interesting of course but also a nice bit of case candy for that vintage banjo... $9.95 (mailed FREE in US)
prewar FLORENTINA brand violin string envelope- RARE prewar FLORENTINA brand violin string envelope. Original string envelope (no string) with "FRITZ KREISLER appreciates..." and photo of Fritz Kreisler. Paper envelope shows cool artwork...wear consistent with age.. Stick it in your case as "case candy" to sweeten up your vintage instrument's case appeal. Historically interesting of course but also a nice bit of case candy for that vintage violin... $9.95 (mailed FREE in US)
LOT of NINE vintage strings lot consisting of nine vintage strings & envelopes..4 Black Diamond mandolin A or 2nd, 2 Gibson banjo & guitar, 3 LaBella guitar all NINE for one low price..$12.99 (mailed FREE in US)
RARE prewar WILMOT TONE REGULATOR directions - Single piece of 3 1/2" x 4" paper folded in fours. Instructions on how to use the Wilmot Tone Regulator. Wilmot Wood Co. Boston, Mass. Wilmot banjo accessories were commonly added to Boston Vega instruments. Historically interesting of course but also a nice bit of case candy for that vintage banjo... $14.95 (mailed FREE in US)
RARE prewar GROVER PEGS TAG - Single piece of 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" paper HANGTAG with original string. "TO THE PURCHASER this instrument is equipped with Grover Internal Gear Pegs...." Historically interesting of course but also a nice bit of case candy for that vintage banjo with Grover pegs... $19.95 (mailed FREE in US)
1920s BACON 4-string banjo bridge - clean maple/ebony/bone 4-string banjo bridge marked "BACON". This is a very rare and clean prewar Bacon bridge..nice finishing touch for your Silverbell!..1/2" in height. String spacing is 1 1/4".
GROVER "Compensated" 5-string banjo bridge - clean maple/ebony 5-string banjo bridge marked "Grover" with the "compensated" design. This is as clean a used bridge as you will find....may even be new old stock... All 5 slots cut. 1/2" in height. String spacing is 1 3/4". $12.50 + $2.50 postage
"Compensated" 5-string banjo bridge 1/2" - clean maple/ebony 5-string banjo bridge unmarked with the "compensated" design. This is as clean a used bridge as you will find....may even be new old stock... All 5 slots cut. 1/2" in height. String spacing is 1 3/4". $9.50 + $2.50 postage
"Compensated" 5-string banjo bridge 9/16" - clean maple/ebony 5-string banjo bridge unmarked with the "compensated" design. This is as clean a used bridge as you will find....may even be new old stock... All 5 slots cut. 9/16" in height. String spacing is 1 3/4". $9.50 + $2.50 postage
Weird vintage 4 string bridge - recently found in prewar banjo case this original maple tenor/plectrum banjo bridge with strange mod. All slots cut on this peculiar and perhaps one-of-a-kind bridge. Looks to be 1/2" height. $12.50 + $2.50 postage
GROVER 4-string bridge - used maple/ebony tenor or plectrum banjo bridge marked "GROVER". Looks to be 1/2" height. $9.00 + $2.50 postage
Vintage "2-foot" 5-string banjo bridge - original AGED maple/ebony 5 string banjo bridge in the old "2-foot" design. This is from a lot of banjo bridges I purchased from an old Vega banjo employee who later made bridges for Vega and others. It is UNMARKED. All 5 slots cut. 5/8" in height. String spacing is 1 1/2". $12.50 + $2.50 postage
Vintage 5-string banjo bridge - original AGED maple 5 string banjo bridge in the old "4-foot" design. It is UNMARKED. All 5 slots cut. 5/8" in height. String spacing is 1 1/2". $20.00 ($2.50 postage US)
Vintage MAPLE/EBONY 5-string bridge 5/8" high five string banjo bridge. Five string slots cut (approx 1 1/2" between lower and higher string slots)..underside marked GERMANY...Nice aged wood bridge..$12.50 ($2.50 postage US)
Vintage MAPLE/ROSEWOOD 5-string bridge 11/16 high five string banjo bridge. Five string slots cut (approx 1 1/2" between lower and higher string slots)..unmarked ...Nice aged wood bridge..$12.50 ($2.50 postage US)
Vintage MAPLE/EBONY 5-string bridge (modified) - 9/16" high five string banjo bridge. Five string slots cut (approx 1 7/8" between lower and higher string slots).. unmarked, modified so bass string height is 9/16" and it tapers down to 1/2" on the treble string side. ...Nice aged wood bridge..$12.50 ($2.50 postage US)
Used MAPLE/EBONY/BONE 5-string bridge - 9/16" high five string banjo bridge. Five string slots cut (approx 1 5/8" between lower and higher string slots).. unmarked...good used bridge..$7.50 ($2.50 postage US)
Vintage GROVER NON-TIP 4-string bridge 1/2" high four string banjo bridge. Four string slots cut (approx 1 3/8" between lower and higher string slots).. marked Grover...nice aged wood bridge.. $12.50 ($2.50 postage US)
Vintage GROVER MAPLE/EBONY 4-string bridge 5/8" high four string maple/ebony banjo bridge. Four string slots cut (approx 1 3/8" between lower and higher string slots)..marked Grover...nice aged wood bridge.. $12.50 ($2.50 postage US)
Vintage MAPLE/EBONY 4-string bridge 1/2" high four string banjo bridge. Four string slots cut (approx 1 1/2" between lower and higher string slots)..no markings..aged wood bridge..$12.99
MAPLE/EBONY 4-string Banjo bridge older used 1/2" 3-foot maple/ebony banjo bridge. Four string slots cut (approx 1 3/8" between lower and higher string slots).. bears no markings.. $9.99 (mailed FREE in US)
MAPLE/EBONY 4-string Banjo bridge used 5/8" 3-foot maple/ebony banjo bridge. Four string slots cut (approx 1 3/8" between lower and higher string slots).. bears no markings.. $9.99 (mailed FREE in US)
1960s KAY 5-string Banjo Bridge vintage 1/2" 2-foot maple banjo bridge with five string slots cut... bears no markings but is original Kay banjo bridge.. $9.99 (mailed FREE in US)
1950s KAY 4-string Banjo Bridge vintage 5/8" 2-foot maple banjo bridge with four string slots cut... bears no markings but is original Kay banjo bridge.. $9.99 (mailed FREE in US)
MAPLE 4-string NON-TIP Banjo bridge older used 1/2" NON-TIP maple banjo bridge. Four string slots cut (approx 1 3/8" between lower and higher string slots).. nice aged maple.. $9.99 (mailed FREE in US)
Pre-War Nail File - RARE original grained ivoroid finger nail kit with 6 nail "files". Found inside a prewar tenor banjo case accessory compartment. The only one like it I've ever seen. Cool "case candy" ..$29.99 + $5.00 postage
Bacon Banjo Catalog- fine reprint of the orig 12 pg catalog from the Forest Dale, Vermont days. Features 5 string "Professional" and "Grand Concert" (internal resonator) models as well as accessories ("No Knot", Kerschner tpc) etc. Truly a "must have" reprint $3.50 + $2.00 postage More Photos
1980s WILDWOOD BANJO catalog - ORIGINAL 8 1/2" x 11" color brochure with photos and information on Mark Platin's fine banjos. Elderly Instruments sticker on front.
Matched 1970s INDIAN ROSEWOOD Pieces - just over 8" long x 3/16" thick. Bookmatched cutoffs from former RI guitar maker. Width tapers from about 4 1/2" to about 6". Price for pair is $15.00 (parcel post US included). More Photos
Matched 1970s INDIAN ROSEWOOD Pieces - just over 8" long x 3/16" thick. Bookmatched cutoffs from former RI guitar maker. Width tapers from about 6" to about 8". Price for pair is $15.00 (parcel post US included). More Photos
Checkered Binding Strips- some old banjo checkered binding for restorations..various lengths 2 1/2"-12"..edges show shrinkage/damage..fragile..will do my best to get them shipped without breaking...$14.99 (mailed FREE in US)
Checkered Binding Bits- some old banjo small pieces of checkered binding for restorations..various lengths under 2"..fragile..will do my best to get them shipped without breaking...$14.99 all (mailed FREE in US)
60s Vega Ranger Hang Tag- original 60s Vega Ranger hangtag..$49.99 (mailed FREE in US)
60s Vega Tags- original 60s Vega Ranger tags..Business Reply/Registration & Care...$49.99 (mailed FREE in US) More Photos
Vintage Plastic Case Handle Clear plastic vintage case handle..4 1/4" between mounting brackets..restore that old chipboard case..$12.99 (mailed FREE in US)


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.