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Fifth String Capo Installed

Stubbs Regular = $50.00 (six frets)
Long = $65.00 (nine  frets)    
Mastertone Long Neck Four String Banjo 


New: Four String Long Neck Banjo with

Tubaphone Tone ring

Archtop Longneck sale $580 Custom built for you.

Tubaphone Longneck  $1,515.00  $1,575.00 w/capo

Mastertone Longneck $770.00 -$805.00

Rolled brass Longneck $755.00

Each banjo custom hand built.

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My newest entry The Tubaphone -Longneck  with Vega Style Brass Bracket.  All brass and hand turned rim for excellent sound.

28 brackets for better tone.

Excellent  Tone.

"The Kingston Trio Sound"

New in 2014




  • If you have never played a long neck banjo you are missing a great experience!
  • Here Philip sent me in June of this year, the first of three E mails expressing thanks for his new Mastertone. It has a crystal clear sound  and especially has the best sound for blue grass type of playing and the lower notes as I illustrate.
  • From:    

    Philip Breslow

    Subject:  Thanks so much!    To:

    Calgary Alberta, Canada

    The banjo came yesterday, It plays and looks and sounds great!

    My only problem is that it is so nice it puts some of other instruments to shame.

    Thanks again,


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Facebook Quote : Keith Potger Yep, it sounds really good but I will need to do a bit of adjusting to get the action down a fraction for my liking. It came from the USA and has no make because it was hand made from individual pieces, neck, rim, banjo pot etc. Jonathan Beyer is the guy and you can google him to see some of his other banjos. Tuning for the long neck is an open E chord: 1st B, 2nd G#, 3rd E, 4th B and the 5th string is E. When it is capoed up three frets to bring it up to standard banjo tuning the first four strings form an open G chord and you would have to tune the 5th string up to G. Haven't played banjo for so long I'm really rusty so it will be a while before I come out of hiding with this beast. Some peeps will be very glad I'm sure to never hear a banjo in their lifetime but this is a lovely mellow instrument and will give me a huge interest in performing some of the repertoire of Pete Seeger next year. In fact I may change my name to Pete Seeker for the occasion.
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Vega Brass Brackets and the Tubaphone tone ring. However their cost is $6,310.00

Above is  my new Vega Bracket Tubaphone Longnecck Banjo Pot -

"Golden" Plated Tuning Pegs, Arm Rest and Brass  tail piece.

Tone Ring and Pot Parts Made In North America

New Style Designed Neck

I build each banjo by hand.

According to my research only Vega builds the long neck banjo with

Pictures below with nickel plated parts:



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 Sometimes the e mail does not get through. My cell phone is 253-229-2525 so make sure you get in touch with me.  If you cannot wait call my cell 253-229-2525. Usually I have my cell with me. That way I will have your phone number and can get back with you or answer questions you may have.   If you want to visit my shop, I will tell you where I am located (WA)  and you can try them out  for your self .