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Here are seven lovely Piccolo banjos and one Piccolele. The Piccolo banjos are all are approximately fifteen inch scale lengths and ten inch necks with seven inch rims, as Stewart originally designed. The Piccolele is around a thirteen inch scale and nine inch neck with a seven inch heavy spun rim.

From LEFT to RIGHT:
Baycu Piccolo 1601, Washburn Piccolo, Rickett Piccolo, Stewart Piccolo, Baycu Piccolo 1904,
Baycu Piccolo 1903, Baycu Piccolo 1902, Washburn Piccolele, Buckbee Piccolo


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Joseph Rickett Piccolo Banjo

Joseph Rickett Piccolo Banjo

Ebony fingerboard, unusual vintage tuners, 13th fret octave inlays, walnut neck, small peghead, original Rickett tailpiece. Nameplate

 

 

Baycu Fretless Piccolo Banjo S/N 1902

Baycu Fretless Piccolo Banjo S/N 1902

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Click to hear this Banjo play "Peachbottom Creek"

Seven inch vintage spun rim and hardware with original hardware with Baycu ten inch Mahogany neck. Fifteen inch scale and heavy ebony fingerboard and overlay. Abalone Stewart style inlays, calfskin head and original vintage tailpiece. Bone nut and pip.

The rim is deeper than most spun rims and this neck is also heavier and wider than Stewarts.

This banjo is the nicest sounding piccolo I've owned and a very comfortable player. Perhaps the deeper and rim has something to do with it.

 

 

Buckbee Fretless Piccolo Banjo

Buckbee Fretless Piccolo Banjo

Fretless dyed fingerboard, mahogany neck, Buckbee neck brace and inlays.

 

Baycu Fretless Piccolo Banjo S/N 1903



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Click to hear this Banjo play "John Henry"

Baycu Fretless Piccolo Banjo S/N 1903 - Seven inch vintage spun rim and hardware with original hardware with Baycu ten inch Cherry neck. Fifteen inch scale and heavy ebony fingerboard and overlay with Cole style "Man in the Moon" engraved inlays in gold pearl.

Heavy tension hoop with Calfskin head and original vintage tailpiece. Bone nut and pip.

 

 

 

George Washburn Piccolo Banjo

George Washburn Piccolo Banjo

One step below the presentation model with a heavy ebony fingerboard and imperial hooks and nuts, beaded tuners, original tailpiece, and birch neck with volute.



 

Baycu Piccolo Banjo S/N 1601

Baycu Piccolo Banjo S/N 1601

From an original Platophone Ukulele that has a cheese grater under the head, which completely muffles the sound. Fortunately, Joseph Pachecho had Vega make the rest of the rim and all the hardware so this is essentially a Little Wonder tone ring in a smaller than seven inch rim!

Inlays are based on the Stewarts OWN Little Wonder Piccolo Banjo in a very rare Style 2 pattern.

Curly maple neck, heavy ebony fingerboard, gold pearl.

 

S.S. Stewart Piccolo Banjo - Grade 2

S.S. Stewart Piccolo Banjo - Grade 2

Exactly as Stewart's "Little Wonder" Piccolo but with lighter construction throughout. Thin ebony fingerboard and overlay, cherry neck, and lighter rim and hardware. Labeled as "Grade 2", but a fantastic sounding and playing piccolo banjo!

 

Baycu Fretless Piccolo Banjo S/N 1904

Baycu Fretless Piccolo Banjo S/N 1904

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Seven inch vintage spun rim and hardware with original faux rosewood rim finish. Baycu Cherry Neck with heavy ebony fingeboard and overlay with very colorful Stewart style abalone Inlays, bone nut and pip. Heavy tension hoop, custom solid Brass Tailpiece, ala Stewart. Ten inch neck and fifteen inch scale length with slender neck similar to Stewart.

 FOR SALE HERE

 

 

Washburn Family Small Five String Banjos

Washburn Family Small Five String Banjos

Here is an extremely rare L&H/Washburn Ladies Five String Banjo in the center with ten inch rim and seventeen inch neck. Original Walrus Ivory pegs and Tailpiece. To it's left is the Washburn Piccolo with a very similar fingerboard.

On the right is a Piccolele with a Washburn style carved neck and an engraved inlayed ebony fingerboard from a Washburn Bowl Back mandolin. The Piccolele has matching peghead,carved neck volute, carved dowel stick, and matching Gear inlay on heel in style with the other Washburns.

Below is the engraved fingerboard inlays of the ten inch Ladies Washburn Banjo.
Above are the engraved inlays of PIccolele fingerboard from a Washburn Bowl Back Mandolin.

 

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