Banjo Resonators



updated 9/1/2017


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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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1920s Vega "Pie Plate" Resonator - original 12" diameter Vega "pie plate" resonator & dowel stick attachment hardware....close-fitting for 10 3/4" diameter rim. sidewalls have some silver paint over original finish...$125. (mailed FREE in US) More Photos
1960s Banjo Resonator- original US-made mahogany banjo resonator from a Vintage Kay banjo. Outside diameter is 13 1/2", Outside depth is 2 1/4", Inside diameter is 12 3/4", Diameter across inside "lips" is 13". Includes original mounting screws and knurled thumbscrews. Shows very little wear. Nice patina on the bindings and pretty clean original finish... $29.99 More Photos
1960s Banjo Resonator- original US-made mahogany banjo resonator from a Vintage Kay banjo. Outside diameter is 13 1/2", Outside depth is 2 5/16", Inside diameter is 12 3/4", Diameter across inside "lips" is 13". Includes original mounting screws and knurled thumbscrews. Shows very little wear. Nice patina on the bindings and pretty clean original finish... $29.99 More Photos
1950s Kay Resonator Project- original resonator from a Kay banjo. Well made wood resonator measures..13 1/2" od, Outside depth is 1 3/4", Inside diameter is 12 3/4" with Kay's "faux rosewood" finish. Will require binding replacement..upper is missing, lower is badly disintegrating...AS IS $21.99 (postpaid in US)
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1950s Banjo Resonator- original maple resonator from a Kay K-53 banjo. Outside diameter is 12 1/2", Outside depth is 1 1/4", Inside diameter is 12". Fits Kay shoe banjos. Includes two mounting screws and knurled thumbscrews. Repaired area near neck cutout.. $17.50 ($12.50 postage US addresses)
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Home Made Banjo Resonator- home made Wood banjo resonator..Outside diameter is just about 11 7/8". Have another unfinished one too...see "more photos"...will trade
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Vintage Elton Banjo Resonator Project - original Vintage Elton Banjo Resonator Project ...stamped "Elton" ...13" diameter birds-eye maple turned resonator with aluminum round-hole flange affixed. Center seam will require attention and it has pulled in at the center as well...nice project....AS IS $45. postpaid in US 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.